Risk and Governance Graduate (Group Division) 2021 Future Leaders Graduate Programme (J002452)

Full Time, Permanent
Date added: Monday 19 July 2021

COMPANY: Essentra plc. 

LOCATION: Milton Keynes, UK 

SALARY: £26,000  

The Company

Comprised of three global divisions, Essentra is a leading provider of essential components and solutions. Every day we produce and distribute millions of small but essential products. 

Our international network extends to 34 countries and includes around 50 principal manufacturing facilities, 32 sales and distribution operations and 3 research & development centres. 

The Essentra Future Leaders Programme is designed to attract, train, and retain talent through a structured 3-year programme. It has been developed to provide participants with the knowledge, tools, and support to be successful within Essentra, allowing them to have the opportunity to progress within the organisation. 

The Role

The successful candidate for this exciting, key role will be part of the Legal, Risk & Governance (LRG) Team and will work with the Risk Assurance and Governance teams undertaking duties that are designed to ensure the individual gains a broad and varied knowledge of those areas and has the opportunity and the ability to put knowledge into operational practice. 

The role will be split 50:50 between the two disciplines with extensive support and mentoring provided by the 

Head of Risk Assurance and Head of Governance with overall placement being managed by the Company Secretary & General Counsel. 

Job Description

This interesting role comprises the following principal accountabilities key activities: 

  • Provide support tasks undertaken, which is likely to extend to a wide variety of tasks and projects, which may include: 
    • Board and Committee Support 
      • Assist with agreeing and arranging Board and Committee meeting dates in line with the business’ plan cycle 
      • Draft and agree Board and Committee agendas 
      • Retain and manage a schedule of forward agendas and matters arising to support business planning across all Divisions and Group 
      • Minute committee meetings 
    • PLC Regulatory compliance
      • Assist with making regulatory notifications relating to the listing regime 
      • Assist with completion of processes arising from regulatory requirements 
      • Maintain websites and registration so Subsidiary Governance 
      • Develop operational knowledge and maintain GEMs (system used for statutory entities) 
      • Provide support on corporate changes 
    • Risk Assurance 
      • Support the delivery of risk assurance work, including planning, performing assurance fieldwork and reporting 
      • Assist with the Group’s risk management activities and monitoring processes 
      • Support the monitoring of Essentra’s control environment and the performance of the Risk Assurance function 
    • Assist with the preparation of papers for Audit & Risk Committee, Group Risk Committee and Group Compliance Committee 
    •  Environment Social Governance (ESG) 
      • Assist with key initiatives relating to the Company’s ESG activities and their reporting 
      • Work across the Group and Divisions in support of furthering ESG messages 
    • Projects 
      • Work on assigned projects either as the project owner or as part of the wider LRG community 

The Individual

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Degree level education and wanting to pursue post-grad qualification, either in Grad CG or Accountancy 
  • Highly competent at analysing & interpreting to gain insight and to drive forward using own initiative 
  • Capable at organising and structuring work 
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills 
  • Consistent in achieving and driving for results 
  • Diplomacy and potential for excellent communication skills 
  • Strong commercial instinct 
  • Core Office 365 skills and other digital tools 
  • A strong and committed drive to pursue a career Governance or Risk Assurance 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop and grow within a friendly and team-orientated international business 

Salary and Benefits

£26,000 together with an attractive benefits package including company pension and welcome payment 


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