Finance Professional Development Program - UK & Europe



Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Finance Professional Development Program – Europe & the UK

Abbott’s Financial Professional Development Program (FPDP) prepares college graduates with majors in Accounting and Finance for financial management roles. The goal of the global program is to identify and develop Abbott’s future global Finance leaders. Ideal candidates will combine technical and business knowledge with analytical strength and creative problem-solving abilities. Each FPDP participant will be assigned to a senior financial leader who will mentor and advise them.

Each FPDP participant spends two years in the program, during which time they will complete four different six-month assignments across a variety of Abbott businesses and areas of Finance, such as corporate and division headquarters, manufacturing plants, and other operating environments. Assignments in Europe and the UK can be located in multiple areas each year, including:

  • United Kingdom

  • Ireland

  • The Netherlands

  • Switzerland

  • Germany

Upon completion of the program, each member will be assisted by the Program Management Office to find a role of their choice within Abbott. FPDP participants are required to roll off the program in their home region.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or similar

  • Geographically mobile and willing to do at least one six-month assignment outside of home country

  • Unrestricted authorization to work in home country (within the EU or the UK)

  • Fluent level of English for written and verbal business communication

  • Desire to pursue certification as Qualified Accountant

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong academic records

  • Demonstrated leadership through organizational involvement

  • Minimum of one internship in Finance or Accounting




We welcome applications from candidates already eligible to work in the UK or those that can apply for a visa granting permission to work in the UK (e.g. dependent visas, ancestry etc.) that do not require sponsorship from Abbott. You will be asked to share proof of this prior to receiving any offer of employment. W would like to make you aware that if you are made an offer of employment with Abbott you will need to remain on your current visa / permit. If for any reason your visa status changes, we will be unable to offer you sponsorship in the future. In addition, the Company would not fund any subsequent non sponsored visa applications - you will be solely responsible for paying and maintaining your own right to work in the UK. In some instances we may not be able to offer you a permanent contract.

Any employment offer made by Abbott is contingent upon you obtaining and maintaining the right to work and reside legally in the UK. You are required to notify us immediately if your immigration status changes after you have submitted your application.


If you are on a Graduate visa, we cannot guarantee you sponsorship from within the UK upon its expiry. Abbott only has a set number of Certificate of Sponsorship applications that can be made each year, which are utilised for highly skilled workers transferring internally. If this limit is reached and other Home Office requirements cannot be met, it will prevent us from being able to sponsor and therefore employ you, unless you are able to secure your own right to work in the UK following the expiry of a Graduate visa.