The Ultimate Graduate Scheme

Kick start your career and become part of our amazing team that provides UK businesses with the best type of funding, good funding.


About the scheme

Our graduate scheme would see you get involved in 3 key areas of our business; Sales, Operations and Risk.

It's a 20 month rotational placement. During each rotation, you’ll get to spend 6 months in Sales, 6 months in Operations and 5 months in Risk but you may have noticed that doesn’t add up to 20! That’s because for the final 3 months, you’ll get the opportunity to re-visit the area you enjoyed the most.

The objective of this programme is to equip you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress a career within a fast growing organisation that offers a wide range of opportunities (that’s us btw).

We like to check in with our team regularly to make sure everything’s going ok, so throughout the scheme there’ll be a look back at your time in each department and more formal reviews twice a year. 

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with the opportunity to purchase more
  • Structured training plan covering the 3 main business areas
  • A chance to gain the industry recognised UK Finance qualification
  • Opportunity to become a permanent employee at the end of the programme in your chosen area

Support along the way

To help you on your journey you’ll receive support and guidance from one of the Senior Leaders within the group – trust us there’s lots of wisdom to go round! You’ll meet regularly with this person, complete formal reviews with them and they’ll fill the role of a mentor (we prefer guru) throughout the scheme.

If one mentor wasn’t enough, you will also be assigned a specific mentor for your time in Sales, Operations and Risk. They’ll help you set clear objectives, develop your skills and be your day to day contact whilst in that department.

How to apply

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Download and complete our graduate application form.

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Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day held by our Group Leadership Team.

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A selection of candidates from Stage 1 will be invited back for an interview.

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Final offers are made and you are provided with all the details you need to get started with us.

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Hard work and passion is always recognised while working at Ultimate Finance. They have strong values, empower their employees to achieve and also present fantastic opportunities to further your career.

Jenna Forbes, Direct Sales

About us

Over the past 17 years we’ve provided over £5 billion in funding to thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes, in all sorts of industry sectors.

This experience has allowed us to develop a market leading product range such as releasing cash tied up in outstanding invoices, hire purchase agreements, specific industry financing and smart end-to-end supply chain solutions that give British businesses the kind of flexibility they need.

We provide the best of both worlds - the understanding, speed and flexibility of an independent funder with the reassurance of a successful company that’s backed by an even bigger one.

It helps being independent ourselves, because we understand that good funding gives businesses what they really want - more independence.

Our staff are decent, brilliant and enterprising and every day strive to be the best they can be, using every bit of know-how, skill and awesomeness they can and always looking for new ways to improve things to make Ultimate Finance the best place to be.

We’re guided by good and our core values shape who we are. People may choose us for a product, but they will stay with us because of our actions. Our people are our most important asset and we couldn’t do it without them!

Our values

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Do the right thing by being fair, open and trustworthy and you’ll find there are many who want to stand beside you.

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Why wouldn’t you want to be the best you can be? Use every bit of know-how, skill and awesomeness that you can.

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Looking for new ways to improve things will always get you, and those around you, to a much better place.

Need a helping hand?

If you have a question or need to speak to someone simply click below to email our careers team.

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