Finance Accelerate Programme

Become a future leader of finance


Learn to operate in the world of global finance, work towards an industry recognised qualification and take responsibility on multi-billion-pound projects.


This three-year programme is designed to be your first step into accountancy. You'll be supported to work towards your professional Chartered Accountancy qualification and gain practical experience in roles across our finance community.


At the end of the programme you'll have the high-level skills and knowledge you need to get your career off to a flying start.


What you can expect


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  • Three diverse roles that will give you an in-depth insight into the business.
  • You'll be given the tools to succeed through regular training workshops, cross functional peer collaboration, 360 feedback, stretch assignments and a senior mentor.
  • In return we’ll reward you with a competitive salary, generous leave and benefits including share schemes, discounts and professional mentoring and training. We take wellbeing seriously too, so we’ll help you get the work/life balance right for you.
  • This programme is designed as an entry route into accountancy. You’ll will work towards gaining your professional Chartered Accountancy qualification; whilst gaining practical experience in a variety of core areas within our finance teams.
  • You'll develop skills across financial, management, and project accounting, as well as soft skills like teamwork, collaboration and communication.
  • You will be exposed to a variety of finance roles and each role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your finance and business acumen skills as well as growing your soft skills.



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2023 opportunities now open.

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What are the benefits of the finance accelerate programme?

Experience and qualifications

Experience and qualification

You'll be supported to work towards your professional Chartered Accountancy qualification, which includes a £15,000 CIMA study package and up to 14 weeks of flexible study leave.

Training and mentoring

Training and

Whether it's buddy schemes and mentoring or skills training and personal development, you'll grow and develop here.

Social and networking

Social and

You'll get to connect with other graduates in different locations and lots of people across our diverse community at events and forums.

Market leading

Market-leading benefits

Starting salaries for our finance accelerate programme are £30,000, as well as a £2,000 welcome payment. You'll also get lots of other benefits like product and service discounts and generous time off.

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Application process


Got a question?

Not sure which programme is right for you? Want to understand more about job roles here at BAE Systems? Have a question about your application? Our FAQs are a great place to start.

Frequently asked questions

But if you want a chat with our team we're always here to help. 

To discuss your application email the Graduate Recruitment team or call them on 0208 068 2868

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We can only discuss applications with candidates directly.