Finance & Commercial Academy

Do you want to develop a career in finance? If you’re looking for experience in a global company while studying towards a professional qualification, our Finance & Commercial Academy could be for you.

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Start your journey with us

Introducing our Finance & Commercial Academy: a UK rotational programme that runs nationwide in locations such as Frimley, Manchester, Lincoln, Poole and Newcastle. It’s a great alternative to university that’ll see you travelling around the country, developing your skills and earning a salary at the same time.


Over the three years, you’ll work towards a professional qualification while gaining hands-on experience in one of the biggest companies in the world. You’ll study for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting. By the time you leave the programme, you’ll be close to being fully qualified.


As part of our Academy, you’ll find yourself at the heart of our company, gaining real life work experience from day one, giving you broad commercial skills, money in the bank and plenty of opportunities to develop your career. You will have the opportunity of working across the UK within many of our businesses. One thing for certain is you won’t be short of opportunities!

We’re looking for bright team players with the drive and determination to succeed in the world of business and finance. Think this is you? Join us.


Where are they now?

Our Finance & Commercial Academy will teach you everything you need to know to begin a promising career at Siemens. Hear from the people who found that out for themselves.


Sean Gladman

Finance & Commercial Academy Student, Frimley

Being part of the Finance & Commercial Academy, I have had great exposure to all the different and diverse business units under the Siemens umbrella. There is a fantastic culture of passing on knowledge and ownership. I continually learn something new day by day building my knowledge to improve me as an all-round person. 


Application requirements

What do I need?

We’re looking for inquisitive and innovative people who want to make a difference in the world of business and finance. The ideal person should have:

  • 3 C grades at A Level or equivalent.

  • GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English and ideally, IT. 

How do I apply?

If you think you’re suitable, complete our online application and our online testing. Once you’ve completed that, we’ll see if we think you’re a good fit. If so, we’ll arrange a video interview to find out more about you. Pass that and you’ll be asked to come and take part in some exciting challenges that put your skills to the test. This could be anything from group exercises to presentations.

Frequently asked questions

What else do I need to know?

Want some more information about the Finance & Commercial Academy? Here are some of our most asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

How many Academy students do you recruit each year?

We generally take on 5-10 people in full-time positions, however this can vary year-on-year.

Yes. One of the minimum requirements for most of our vacancies is the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor any work permit applications on your behalf.

The Finance & Commercial Academy starts between August and September each year.

Our cut-off date is usually the end of January for programmes due to begin in October that year.

Yes. If you need to relocate, we will provide you with financial assistance to help you do this.

If you make it onto the course, you’ll be invited to attend the Finance & Commercial Academy induction. It’s run once a year for all trainees at the beginning of the programme.

We value training and development. In addition to your professional qualification, you will receive additional training in areas like communication skills and financial awareness.

Salaries are regularly reviewed, both internally and externally to make sure trainees are paid competitively.