The IPL Finance Graduate Scheme 2022

We pick the best.

Applications now open

We’re looking to develop exceptional graduates into rounded Finance professionals who will become our future leaders.

What our graduates have to say

The scheme gives you plenty of exposure within the business and really pushes your development to give you the best start in your career. In just a year, I feel like I have gained so much experience and confidence.

Chelsi Gillan, Commercial Management Accountant

I’ve really enjoyed my time so far at IPL. The objectives I am set are challenging and really give me the opportunity to contribute to our goals as a business. I work with some fantastic people who are always happy to help me learn and better myself, both as a person and as a Finance professional.

Jordan Welch, Operations Management Accountant

I’ve had regular exposure to the IPL board and I also provide updates to the wider Finance team. This has really boosted my confidence and has been a great opportunity to develop myself professionally.

Emily Minister, Central Management Accountant

There are a lot of opportunities from day 1 to get involved with projects across the full scope of the business.

Rennan Tilbury, Graduate

You get a reasonable amount of responsibility in a short space of time, but it’s not something to be put off by. I think it’s the best way to learn and ensures that you’re having an impact on the business.

Euan Whiteside, Graduate

Our scheme

Based at our Head Office in Normanton, West Yorkshire, during the 3-year scheme you will have the opportunity to develop your professional experience during hands-on rotational placements in three different finance roles, which will challenge you with real responsibilities and accountabilities.

On-the-job learning

The placements will cover a diverse mix of Finance areas including Commercial Finance, Operations Finance, Financial Accounting & Control, and Financial Planning & Analysis. You will learn core Finance technical skills, as well as softer skills such as business partnering and effective communication.


We will maximise the breadth and depth of your learning and support you to achieve your CIMA professional qualification. Your studies will supplement your on-the-job learning, while time in stores and packing sites will help you to understand the impact of your work on the wider business, and how we contribute to helping ASDA customers to save money.

A unique opportunity

The scale and diversity of IPL will provide you with new skills, unique experiences and support from our talented colleagues to develop a career path that is right for you. No two days are ever the same and the environment is fast paced and challenging but also very rewarding.

The Selection Process

Online application form
Online testing
Assessment centre
Site visit
Become an IPL Graduate

You’ll need 2.1 or 1st degree in any discipline by September 2022 or within the last 3 years.

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic and self-motivated graduates who are eager to learn, have a customer-focussed mind-set and the skills to communicate effectively across all levels of our business.