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September 2024 Start Finance Graduate (Graduate Development Programme GDP)

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Harlow
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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United Kingdom
GBR01:Harlow, Essex, Kao One, Kao Park, Harlow, CM17 9NA
Position Role Type:
Role: Finance Graduate

Training Programme: Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

Location: UK Wide sites including Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester or Glenrothes. Remote & hybrid working also available

Travel: There will be travel required for training and business travel

Salary & Benefits: £31,000 starting salary & £3,000 joining bonus & company benefits

Type: Permanent Role - 1st 2 years graduates complete the GDP structured training programme in addition to day job. As part of the GDP there are biannual pay reviews in years 1 & 2.

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Security clearance: Successful candidates will be required to complete security clearance background checks

Hours: Full-Time

Why Join the Finance Graduate Development Programme?

At Raytheon UK we believe in nurturing talent and giving you the opportunity to grow.

Making an impact from day one with a role alongside finance professionals throughout the business, we see the value graduates can bring being a part of real projects that are key to our success.

Bringing new perspectives, an enthusiasm to learn and innovative ideas, to help shape our business and find the future leaders of tomorrow.

We're looking for enthusiastic individuals who can join the dots and see the bigger picture. It is an exciting time at Raytheon UK as we embark on a journey of growth, and we want our people to grow with us.

How We Support You:
  • Fully funded CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) professional qualification
  • Rotations through the different Finance disciplines to ensure a broad depth of knowledge and practical work experience
  • Training days and team building events focused on collaboration, communication and developing presentation skills, business acumen and strategic thinking
  • Coaching to help you develop your personal brand and shape your career
  • A strong Graduate presence in the Finance function with a regular forum for our Graduates, Apprentices and Trainees to share experiences, ideas, study tips and learn more about the business and industry.
How We Recognise Your Achievements:

You'll be part of a culture at Raytheon that rewards success including:
  • Advancement opportunities - many past Graduates and Trainees are now in various managerial and leadership roles within Finance
  • Six monthly pay reviews during the 2-year Graduate scheme based on individual performance, pay reviews based on exam performance and performance in role
  • Talent development - several recent Graduates have gone on to be part of the global Raytheon Leadership Development Programme that involves a series of modules in the US
  • Mentoring opportunities to help you leverage the experience of others to challenge yourself and think differently.
Candidate Requirements:


Minimum 2.2 undergraduate degree in a Finance or Business Finance related subject (already achieved or will complete by 2nd September 2024)

120 UCAS points achieved through A Level/AS Level e.g. BBB/ABC/A*CC A Level grades or equivalent e.g. Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, BTEC etc achieved through qualifications completed before attending university.

Full CV (please note university, pre university and GCSE Grades) & Cover Letter explaining why you have applied to Raytheon UK and your chosen role.

About the Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

Raytheon UK partner with an external training provider and our in-house training teams to deliver excellent training to support on-boarding into the company and build the foundations to a successful career with us. Training focuses on building company connections, communication skills, developing leadership skills and career coaching and development. Graduates have the opportunity to learn real business skills such as project management, supply chain and strategy in addition to receiving a strong support network from current/former graduates and their team members. Graduates have the opportunity to build their skills, contacts and experience through a range of activities from working on real projects to joining our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), attending company and Early Careers events. Graduates have the opportunity to further develop their training as applicable to the role.

What our Graduates Say:

"Raytheon's GDP gives you great exposure to all finance areas, allowing you to be involved in the end-to-end processes. Despite joining virtually, I have been encouraged to expand my network and interact with senior stakeholders from week 1 - I'm yet to come across someone who's not willing to help! My team allowed me to take on responsibilities from day 1 and take ownership of tasks that I was able to expand on and improve in ways I saw fit over the course of the year. There's a big drive throughout the business for everyone to develop personally and professionally, including gaining your CIMA qualification"

"I was pleasantly surprised by the genuine interest and investment managers and business leaders take in developing you! There is a real learning culture at Raytheon, and this has helped me to build on and gain knowledge of a variety of finance principles and practices, that I know I will be invaluable throughout my career. My confidence in dealing with senior stakeholders has been boosted through exposure and ownership of tasks and relationships with key contacts both within the UK & US. As well as this, structured and balanced study support from both managers and colleagues is readily on hand, which allows me to make clear connections between CIMA study material and theory and the day to day work I perform"

Application Requirements & How to Apply:

Apply on-line via our careers website via Workday attaching a full CV and cover letter. Please ensure you include full contact details (name, phone number, email and home address).

Cover Letter Guidance: Hints & Tips - What We Look For.

The cover letter is a great opportunity to make your application stand out and show us why you would like to join Raytheon UK and have applied for this role. Candidates can add a Cover Letter to the 1st page of the CV and attach as 1 document on the Workday application portal. This is a great opportunity to show you have researched our company and can demonstrate a real interest in the role you have applied for. Candidates can also demonstrate any additional skills, interests and experience etc to tell us more about you and why you have applied.

What Happens Next?

Successful applicants will be invited to have an initial screening call to discuss the role & requirements further and advised on the next stage of their application. The next steps will include an assessment centre to meet the team and complete individual and team activities which will be discussed with successful applicants.

Depending on the role there may be an initial telephone interview with the team before an assessment centre (candidates will be advised during the screening stage).

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester, Livingston and presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 2000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon UK continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the RTX organisation.

About RTX

RTX is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonic, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

25 days holiday + statutory public holidays

Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)

6 times salary 'Life Assurance'

Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice schemes.

Enhanced sick pay scheme

Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.

37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).

Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.

Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we're committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We're proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background. We have a range of employee groups open to everyone to join to support STEM, Early Careers, Diversity, Sustainability and many more...

We're also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM's Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a 'best place to work for LGBTQ Equality'.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

Adjustments and Support:

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

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Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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