Made by you

Not just running numbers

You’ll get close to the business on our Finance programme. Be it taxes, rents or design budgets, every decision could be influenced by you. So you’ll assess risks and opportunities in every department, know all our trends and their sales and feel the impact you have on the business every day. Because you won’t just be running numbers. You’ll be running the show.

  • As a Finance Analyst on our scheme in London, you’ll rotate roles approximately every 12 to 18 months in areas like International, Brand and Logistics. Day-to-day, you’ll plan, report and forecast sales and come up with new ideas for processes and reporting. You’ll give commercial advice to other departments and get to grips with how regional attitudes shape our performance.

    We take your career seriously. We’ll support you through your CIMA or ACCA qualification, with sponsorship for tuition fees, study leave and an experienced mentor. It’s no accident that 15 of our 18 most senior Finance staff in London joined as graduates or newly qualified accountants. Our programme is so popular, we only open for applications once or twice a year – so keep your eyes peeled. We also have Finance Admin Assistant roles based in our Leeds Accounting Centre, which although are not part of the scheme are still a great first step into a career in finance!  

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Who we’re looking for

Are you a big picture person?

Someone who likes keeping on top of – and having a say in – the big decisions? Thought so. Join Finance and you’ll be all over the figures on Excel, analysing sales data to find the answers that count. Whatever’s happening next year will already be on your radar.

And ultimately, you’ll be turning your decisions into a healthy balance sheet. Because you know that your numbers are more than just numbers, they decide our future.

And you don’t need to already be fully-qualified, as we’ll support you through your CIMA or ACCA qualification.

So apply now and get heard.

At uni they push the big banks and accountancy firms. I’m glad I didn’t listen.

Digital Finance Analyst, Topshop & Topman

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Your development

All of our people share the same Arcadia DNA (our Leadership Expectations) they strive to Be ambitious, Be innovative, Be successful, Be inspirational and Be courageous. They reflect our values and will help you to build the skills and abilities you need to progress your career and drive business growth.

On our Finance graduate programme you’ll be supported all of the way, with our own expert Finance teams delivering training sessions helping you to nail those exams and a senior colleague buddy to support you in the transition to a managerial role. At Arcadia you will always be encouraged to take action, be curious and continually develop your career.




Think about the key skills and competencies we are looking for, be ready to say why you want to work for us and why you’ve chosen the role.


Both on Arcadia and the specific
role you’re applying for.


Make sure you use a range of examples to highlight and back up your abilities, we like to hear about anything from work experience, hobbies and skills you have developed during your studies.


Make sure you check your written application and CV for
any mistakes, accuracy and grammar discrepancies.


When you meet us, smile, make lots of eye contact, be positive and most importantly be yourself at all times. You got to this stage because you’re good…remember that!


We love meeting people who are clued up on what we do, and having some great questions prepared is the perfect way for you to show this. Most importantly, ask the questions that matter to you.

To learn more, check out our FAQs


Make your application online. All you will need to do at this stage is follow a few simple steps and have the most recent version of your CV ready to upload.

Take our online maths test. This is key for a role in Finance.

Complete a video interview. If you’re successful in your maths test, we’ll email you a link to kick this off. This is nothing to worry about it’s your chance to show us your personality and for us to get to know you better.

Meet us in person at an assessment centre. We will make sure you have everything you need to nail this!