Finance Summer Intern Programme (London, UK)

Smiths Group

11-12 St James’s Square, SW1Y 4LB, London, UK

About the role

About Smiths Group


Smiths Group is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 100). Our vision is to build Smiths Group into one of the world’s leading technology companies. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day.


We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications and equipment manufacture.


With 22,000 people in more than 50 countries, we offer opportunities as diverse as our workforce. We seek out our future leaders and provide them with the development tools and opportunities they need to make them – and Smiths – successful. People are our one true source of sustainable competitive advantage and we are building a learning organisation that attracts, retains, develops, engages and inspires the very best talent.



The Programme


Our finance internship programme has been designed for penultimate year students. You will spend a minimum of 8 weeks gaining hands-on experience within our finance department, contributing to our business and working on real projects. Our internships are fully assessed, with successful candidates being offered the chance to enroll on our full-time programme upon graduation where you’ll spend three years working across Smiths Group, completing a minimum of five rotations, including rotation working abroad in one of our businesses whilst gaining an accredited ACCA qualification.


You will be supported by a graduate programme manager to ensure that you reach your potential and have the skills you need to succeed in the organisation.



About you


  • On target for minimum 2:1 in any degree subject
  • In penultimate year of study
  • Strong interest in finance and business
  • Committed and able to work in a changing environment
  • Strong social and relationship skills
  • Self-starter and self-sufficient - will hit the ground running
  • Additional languages desired but not essential
  • Strong desire to work across a global business


Your employment will be dependent upon your permanent legal right to work in the United Kingdom without any additional approvals. Proof of such a legal right must be provided before the commencement of your employment. You hereby warrant that you are entitled to work in the United Kingdom without any additional approvals and that you will notify the Company immediately if you cease to be so entitled at any time during your employment with the same.


We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what makes a company flourish. Smiths welcomes all applicants regardless of race, gender, orientation, sexual identity, economic class, disability, age, religious beliefs or status. We’re proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we embrace diversity


Applicant Privacy Policy


Smiths Group use your details for the purpose of processing your application for a role with us. If you are unsuccessful in your application, we will retain your information for a maximum of 2 years. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to Smiths Group offices worldwide for the purpose of meeting our national and international recruitment needs. We may share your information with third parties, who will process the data solely under Smiths Group instruction, for our recruitment purposes.


Please see our Applicant Privacy statement (https://www.smiths.com/-/media/files/smiths-privacy-notice-applicants.ashx) for more information about our collection and use of your personal data.

Interested in this role?


Application deadline
03/Jan/2020
Start date
06/Jul/2020
Work type
Internship