Graduate - Finance - Virgin Media O2 Future Careers

Graduate – Finance

Closing Date

04 Mar 2024




Bradford / Leeds and Reading / London

Ready to see what you can do? Join us as a Finance Graduate and be brave, be real, and work together with us. Understand our business, and make an impact on it, all while widening your skills and earning £35,000 while you do it.

Here’s what you’ll deliver

Our graduate scheme lasts three years with three 12-month rotations across a range of departments, enabling you to broaden your knowledge in different aspects of our Finance operation while building a wider understanding of the business and contributing to our unrivalled success.

You’ll kick off by learning how to establish business relationships and building your fundamental accounting knowledge, before taking on a role as a Finance Business Partner, then going on to gain experience in a more specialist area, with opportunities available in:

  • Group Reporting & Technical Accounting
  • Strategy
  • Content Investments
  • Capital Allocation & Business Control
  • Property & Facilities
  • Audit
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Financial Operations and Procurement

Experience our portfolio of brands across the UK with your first 12-month rotation based in either Leeds or Bradford, before taking on your second and third rotation in London or Reading. We operate a hybrid working environment, aiming for an average of 2 to 3 days per week in the office, with strong emphasis on maintaining flexibility based on our dynamic business needs.

“One of the biggest attractions to Virgin Media O2 is the culture, our people are at the heart of everything we do. As part of the graduate scheme, there is great opportunity to be involved in high-profile, high impact projects. There is scope to experience multiple areas of Finance throughout the scheme which allows you to pursue the areas that interest you the most.”

Matt Venables, Former Finance Graduate

What we look for

Graduates who are curious, resilient, collaborative, highly analytical and confident enough to question the ways we work. We also want to see your passion for finance, your love of being challenged and your desire to come up with ideas that inspire and influence our senior leaders. We’re looking for individuals super-motivated to become our leaders of the future. 

You must have a 2:1 or above. But it doesn’t matter what subject – we’re more interested in your qualities than your specific qualifications, but you must be dedicated to studying toward your CIMA qualification. 

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of society. So, we’re keen to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and circumstances.

What’s in it for you

You’ll receive a starting salary of £35,000 plus a £2,000 welcome bonus. In addition, we’ll provide funding for your CIMA qualification, which will be completed through an approved apprenticeship scheme. You’ll also be offered generous study leave and pay progression linked to exam progress!

Plus, get access to all of our employee benefits, including:

  • 25 days' holiday, increasing to 28 days’ after 5 years
  • Flexible benefits package including pension, medical plans and buying and selling holiday
  • Huge discounts on everything from days out to household bills

…and loads more!


We’re Virgin Media O2

Since we joined forces, we’ve been reimagining connectivity to upgrade the UK. We’re a beacon of innovation, brimming with new ideas and dedicated people. Lighting up life for millions of homes, businesses, and communities. Striving to give our customers unconditional connectivity. We’re here to challenge the market – win, not compete.

We’ve hired over 450 graduates since 2010, beating industry averages in how engaged and diverse our community is! So, we know how to make these opportunities exciting and valuable for you. You just need to find your role. Perhaps this is it (if not we have others!). 


Duration: 3-years

Location: Starting in Leeds or Bradford

Requirements: 2:1 or above in any subject area

Salary: £35,000 plus a £2,000 welcome bonus

Assessment Centre Dates: 22nd & 23rd April 2024

Start Date: 9th September 2024