Finance Year Long Placement 2017

£17,000 pro rata + pension + free onsite gym

Global HQ, Malmesbury - South Cotswolds, 45 mins from Bath/Bristol area


Dyson is offering the chance to join our business on a year-long Finance placement and, far from just watching from the sidelines, we’ll expect you to get hands-on and solve problems from the off, contributing as well as learning. We’ll expect you to get hands-on and solve problems from the off, contributing as well as learning. From day one you’ll be thrown into the real world with real responsibility.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, the Dyson HQ campus can be found in secluded countryside that helps keep our secrets secret. Having doubled in size in 2016, the campus is now home to new research and development facilities, a new restaurant (home to an English Electric Lightning jet) and a sports facility catering to all Dyson people. Nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 2,500 people, including James himself, spend their days there strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world.

Function Overview

Dyson finance teams engineer our financial success. From commercial forecasting and planning, to supporting investment in RDD, we help the global business perform as well as our technology.

On your placement you’ll be thrown into the real world with important, high profile contributions to make.  You could experience areas such as financial control, reporting, management accounting and internal audit. All you’ll need is the ambition, skills and ideas to excel.


From day one you’ll work in a real job in our Group reporting team which encompasses the following areas:

  • Management reporting: bringing together the results from around the world to produce the management accounts. You will gain an understanding of consolidation in a multinational group upon which Dyson Executives base their commercial decisions. You will take ownership of aspects of the month end reporting process as well as improving reporting and responding to requests for information from around the business.
  • Budgeting and planning: support the Group collation from the markets to give the Global view, assisting the Senior Budget Accountant with loading, resolution issues, reports to present data, integrity and delivery.
  • Statutory reporting: year-end Group accounts and those in UK markets are prepared by the team. Assist with analytical review for auditors, involvement in accounts preparation and ensuring no misstatements.
  • Systems: supporting changes to our systems SAP & Onestream, involving extraction and analysis of large data sets.


We hope Placement students will want to be our Graduates of the future. So a commitment to learn about Finance, how our business operates and the financial considerations that decisions are based upon behind the scenes is important. You’ll need to be academically strong, on track for a 2.1 or higher in a relevant degree subject , have strong numeracy and communication skills, and a minimum of 300 UCAS points gained over three core subjects.

Benefits Overview

Do all this and in return you’ll get a competitive salary and pension, profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. With a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.


Posted: 27-Oct-2016

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