Finance Summer Placement

Entry Requirement

You must be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree subject

Flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.

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Finance Summer Placement

Gain a unique insight into our finance function, contributing to exciting projects from day one. During your time with us, you’ll be mentored by current graduates to gain experience in a variety of financial disciplines, including reporting and analysis and periodic accounting.

If understanding how you impact the wider business matters to you.
You matter to us

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Finance Summer Placement

Our 2024 Finance Summer Placement is now closed for applications. You can register your interest for our 2025 programme below.

Start Date: June 2025

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What you’ll be doing

You’ll carry out a 10-week placement as an Assistant Management Accountant or an Assistant Financial Accountant. Working alongside some of the most respected finance professionals in the industry, you’ll be part of a team affecting critical decisions throughout our organisation.

At the end of your placement, we’ll ask you to put together a short presentation to reflect on your experiences and help improve the scheme for future students. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s Graduate scheme.

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Who you are matters

You’ll need to be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree subject and have the flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.

We’re looking for people with an analytical mind and a flair for financial planning. You should be enthusiastic about your work, enjoy collaborating with others and have the skills and ability to communicate with a variety of different people

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What you’ll get out of it

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues and receive coaching from senior staff.

We invest in our summer placement students because we believe they hold the potential to become the future of our business. Over the 10-weeks, you’ll get a rounded experience of what it takes to work in Finance at Network Rail. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

We matter to millions. You could too.