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Finance Graduate Scheme

London (Greater) (GB)
£28000-£30000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Graduate schemes
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is a division of CBRE which supports occupier clients of all sizes, through facilities management, project management, advisory and transaction services across the globe.

Working under direct supervision of experienced finance managers, Finance graduate trainees will complete a variety of assignments designed to provide exposure to and training across the main parts of the finance team. Assists in invoice pool management, review and tracking of WIP, month-end close and reporting, and performance analysis. Will broaden knowledge through rotational assignments across different parts of the finance team, including a client-based role designed to build understanding of the operational side of the GWS business.

The Finance Graduate programme is designed as follow:

  • 3 year programme
  • 3x one-year rotational placements, designed to build knowledge of the finance function and the GWS business, working under the supervision of experienced line managers.
  • One placement will be client-focused, where the graduate is aligned to one of our contract team. The graduate will support with operational finance tasks such as invoice pool management, WIP tracking, and performance reporting at a contract level. This role will allow the trainee to build detailed operational knowledge of reporting and financial systems, develop an understanding of business performance KPIs and build important communication skills through liaising with client contacts and non-finance colleagues.
  • One placement will be a core-finance role where the trainee will build a knowledge of key finance reporting processes such as month-end reporting and key financial controls such as posting journals and performing reconciliations.
  • The final year placement focuses on more advanced accountancy skills such as performance analysis, issue resolution, project support and budgets.

During the three year programme, Finance graduates will study for the ACA Level 7 Apprenticeship qualification. Study leave is provided for college attendance, and trainees are supported by the Next Generation Learning & Development team and a dedicated Skills Coach to ensure that all aspects of the apprenticeship and ACA qualification are completed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience 

Final year students in undergraduate study or graduates with less than two years’ experience.

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.


  • Excellent numerical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information.
  • Team player able to grow and maintain relationships in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyse, and interpret documents.
  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.
  • Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable, and courteous service to clients.
  • Good to advanced understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.

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