Job descriptionContact: Abigail Smith - [email protected] Overview: Who we are?
At Berry Global, we create innovative packaging and engineered products that we believe make life better for people and the planet. Harnessing the strength in our diversity and industry leading talent of 46,000+ global employees across more than 265+ locations, we partner with customers to develop, design, and manufacture innovative products with an eye toward the circular economy. The challenges we solve and the innovations we pioneer benefit our customers at every stage of their journey.
We are always advancing to improve the way we work, to develop our team members for their personal growth and for the future needs of our customers, to deliver the most innovative solutions in the market, and to enhance the communities in which we live and work.
Cultivating an environment that is inclusive of the broad range of cultures, backgrounds and experiences represented among our employees, customers and suppliers is integral to our success. Diversity and Inclusion matters in how we lead people, work as a team, and our ability to innovate and maintain a competitive advantage for the future.
What's in it for you?
As a Graduate, your starting package and terms and conditions will be competitive for your host country. In addition as a Finance Graduate you will also be supported through your Professional Accounting Qualifications.
What's the assessment process?
Once you've hit the apply button, we will select suitable candidates to progress to an assessment process that will include the completion of a number of online assessment tools. We'll invite you to complete an online video interview so that we have a chance to get to know you and to provide an insight into the programme. For the next stage you will be invited to complete a face to face interview with members of the Finance team where you will also present a 10-minute presentation on a specific subject area.
Successful candidates will be offered a place soon after the face to face interviews and will join us in September 2023, or before if mutually agreed.
Where will I be based?
The Finance Graduate role will be based out of the Divisional Office in Rushden, UK. The role will contain a balance of being in the office and remote working. The rotational placements will be based at various manufacturing sites of the business. You will also have the opportunity to visit other sites within our Berry Global network during the programme. Flexibility will be required as placements may be in non-host countries.
What will I be involved in over the programme?
Over the duration of the programme, you will participate in workshops, lead projects as well as having day-to-day activities on the various placements. These will depend on the site/department at which you are based/placed but can include:
Providing effective and proactive support to the group finance function
- Assist in the month reporting process
- Help produce monthly internal/management reports
- Assist in the forecast and budget processes
- Support the production of the annual report and accounts
- Report on non-financial KPI’s
- Implement new systems and procedures
- Focus on technical areas such as treasury and tax
What is the duration of the programme?
Workshops will be delivered over an 18 month period and we will discuss permanent opportunities available during the latter part of the programme. The Finance Graduate programme will also continue until the point of Qualification, this is usually between 2 and 3 years, depending on exemptions. Qualifications: Our Graduate Programme is searching for analytical, pro-active and creative people who will push us to innovate and stay true to our values of partnership, excellence, growth and safety.
Successful applicants will demonstrate the following qualities and skills:
Pro-activate, positive and self-motivated
- Self-confident with strong interpersonal skills
- Numerical and problem solving skills
- Knowledge of Excel as well as all other Microsoft applications.
- Creative, open minded and curious
- Analytical/methodical approach to problem assessment and development of solutions.
- Good organisational, written and oral communication
- Agility - geographically mobile
- Team player and networker whilst the ability to work independently
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
You will be working towards or recently achieved at least a 2.1 degree, preferably in a Finance, Accounting or Maths related discipline. As well as your qualifications, we look for relevant work experience. Applicants will be required to have the legal entitlement to work in the UK. Successful applicants must have excellent English language skills (written and oral). An additional language is a distinct advantage. Responsibilities: The aim of our programme is to develop capable students into impactful professionals that have sound commercial and business acumen, put quality relationships at the heart of their work whilst demonstrating Berry Global behaviours, values and the qualities of talented and credible leaders . We achieve this through a programme of face to face and virtual workshops which equip graduates with a personal and professional development toolkit. We will provide commercial awareness in order that graduates understand the business context, our processes and ultimately our customers. The programme creates and supports cross-divisional and cross-geographical networking amongst peers and our One Berry team.
The aim of our programme is achieved through a combination of face to face and virtual workshops alongside project work and general and specialist training.
As a Finance Graduate you will have multiple placements during the programme. These placements will usually be 6-12 months in different departments to give you exposure to the various Financial roles at Berry.
During this programme you will also be expected to complete your Professional Accounting Qualifications. You will be supported during this process and given the relevant experience required to work towards this goal.
A mentor will be assigned to you. This is someone outside of your team who will be able to support you in your personal and professional development.
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