LKQ Euro Car Parts launches graduate scheme

LKQ Euro Car Parts launches graduate scheme

Tamworth-based LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched its first ever Finance graduate scheme to create new pathways for young people looking to begin their career in the automotive industry.

The aftermarket specialist is recruiting for three new graduate positions in its Finance team. Successful candidates will enrol on a three-year programme where they’ll be supported and funded to gain CIMA/ACCA accredited accountancy qualifications.

The graduates will also be allocated a personal mentor to oversee their progress, as well as reportedly being sponsored by the Director of Commercial Finance and Financial planning and analysis (FP&A), Melanie Lowe.

Applications are open now, with graduates able to register interest here. Selected applicants will be invited to an assessment day on the 14th of December at LKQ Euro Car Parts’ HQ and central distribution centre in Birch Coppice Business Park.

The launch of the Finance graduate scheme apparently follows the success of the business’s Finance internship programme, where three students from Aston University joined the Finance department as a part of their industrial placement year.

Successful applicants will join a workforce of what is said to be over 10,000 employees, who are instrumental in maintaining LKQ Euro Car Parts’ position as the UK’s leading motor factor, as claimed by the company.

Annick Jourdenais, Chief Financial Officer at LKQ Euro Car Parts said: “Recruiting and nurturing young talent is one of our top priorities. Not only does it allow us to tackle the growing skills gap in the sector, but it helps us diversify our recruitment pool, which filters upwards to produce a more representative workforce.

“Our new graduate scheme creates space for more young people to pursue a fulfilling career in Finance and to excel in the automotive industry. We’re excited to hear from applicants about the value and fresh perspectives that they can bring to our business and the wider industry.”

For more information on the graduate scheme and the application process, click here.

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