Liberty Global • Finance Graduate
9 August 2022
Liberty Global’s businesses connect 85 million subscribers across the UK and Europe. We operate under some of the best-known consumer brands like Virgin Media O2 in the UK and Virgin Media in Ireland, as well as VodafoneZiggo in the Netherlands, Telenet in Belgium, and Sunrise UPC in Switzerland.
We’re also targeting high growth ventures in the areas of Strategy, Technology, Content, Infrastructure and Finance. From key investments in companies like all3media, ITV and Lions Gate, to our move into electric vehicle charging with Liberty Charge, and the Formula E racing series, these exciting growth opportunities are set to change the way we live and work.
It is a fast-moving, dynamic business environment – with Finance at the centre of everything we do, striving to achieve optimal returns on capital, deliver an efficient control and planning framework, and drive our levered equity strategy.
Join us on our dedicated graduate scheme, and you will gain in-depth experience of our Finance operation, while developing your expertise, studying for an internationally recognised, professional CIMA qualification, and laying the groundwork for a future leadership career.
What to expect
The scheme consists of three 12-month rotations across a range of departments including Capital Allocation & Business Control, Audit, Risk & Compliance, Finance Operations, Group Reporting & Technical Accounting, Tax, Property, Facilities & Fleet and Procurement. You will kick off by building your core understanding of the structure, processes, and systems of Finance, before moving into roles within our UK and European operating companies and ventures and finally gaining experience in more specialist areas like Treasury, Strategy and M&A.
We will also fully fund and support you to achieve your CIMA qualification. This will be completed through an apprenticeship, with generous study leave and pay progression that are both above industry standard. Alongside your CIMA qualification, you will follow a solid learning and development curriculum to help you build valuable business & soft skills. Courses will include presentation training, effective business writing, negotiation, stakeholder management and many more.
“During time as a Liberty Global Finance Graduate, I was lucky to land an international rotation in Vienna – to experience working in a different cultural environment has been great for my development. The chance to be CIMA qualified is also a great opportunity and being part of the Graduate family network has been a great experience. I’ve now landed a permanent role in UPC Switzerland and can’t wait to collaborate with them in the future.”
Petru, Senior Finance Business Partner B2C and former Liberty Global Finance Graduate
What we look for
Graduates with a growth mindset, keen to spread your wings to another country during and beyond the scheme, curious, resilient, collaborative, highly analytical and confident enough to question the ways we work. We’re also interested in your passion for finance, your love of being challenged and your desire to come up with ideas that inspire and influence our senior leaders.
You must have or be expecting to achieve a 7 or above (or equivalent from another country) for your degree. But it does not matter what subject – we are more interested in your qualities than your specific qualifications.
Looking to further your finance career in a culture that encourages you to develop your skills, experience different environments and realise your ambitions?
*Liberty Global is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people.