Heathrow is like a small city – dynamic, diverse, forward thinking – right at the heart of the nation’s global connections and with a world of opportunity. It takes amazing people and great teamwork to welcome over 80 million passengers each year and to achieve our vision of providing the best airport service in the world.
On our Finance Future Leaders programme, you will learn what it takes for our diverse business to deliver annual revenues of £3bn and ensure a sustainable future through effective supply chain management. You’ll see how we handle a cost base of over £1bn, working with internal business stakeholders and over 2,000 suppliers as we enable Heathrow to realise our value potential. Our Finance and Procurement teams touch every area of the business, driving multi-million-pound decisions, acting as trusted advisors and influencing how we run our business.
Join us as one of our Finance Future Leaders at this crucial time of growth for our business. Be part of a team that drives efficiency, innovation and growth.
This is a two-year leadership development programme. You will have the rare opportunity to rotate around different areas, including Reporting and Planning, Expansion Procurement, Business Partnering, Treasury, Contract Services, and more. You will get involved in a fascinating range of projects and tasks, growing your skill set every step of the way. With opportunities to gain experience across the department, from delivering month-end to negotiating new commercial partnerships, you will be adding real value to the business and building the relationships that will set you up to be a finance leader of the future.
There are two streams to this programme:
We will tailor your programme to ensure you develop core skills and competencies as well as meeting the practical experience requirements for your chosen professional qualification. The aim of the programme is to set you up for leadership roles, unlocking your potential through real-life projects and learning from experienced leaders.
Supporting you for success
Throughout the programme, you will enjoy the support of a senior sponsor from our executive team. They will be there to help you build your networks, challenge your thinking and unlock opportunities. You will also meet regularly with a dedicated mentor who can answer any questions you may have about the organisation and help you find solutions to any challenges you may face. Plus, you will have a ‘buddy’ to show you the ropes until you find your feet.
Your professional development
Whilst you are completing real work, with real responsibility, we will also support your studying to achieve a professional qualification as outlined above. We will provide you with the opportunity to choose which qualification you undertake based on your career aspirations and conversations with your line managers. We will support you with study leave and the funding you require to successfully complete your qualification. What could you achieve?
What we’re looking for
We are looking for graduates with a real interest in developing a breadth of understanding in Finance or Procurement, who aspire to become our leaders of the future. You may have studied a degree in a finance-related discipline or completed your qualifications in another area. What is important is your passion to build a career in Finance or Procurement.
You will need to have an analytical mind with strong numerical ability to help you work through challenges within the role. We will give you the scope to build upon your excellent communication skills, and show you how you can use these to effectively influence and negotiate through your career. We are seeking our future leaders in Finance and Procurement so you need a flair for problem solving as well as demonstrating drive and ambition. If you think you have the potential to be a Finance Future Leader, why not see your career take off here at Heathrow?