Finance Apprentice – Higher Level Transpennine Express

We love the North. It’s a vibrant, thriving place where there’s more happening than ever before. To connect communities, people and cities, we will transform the TransPennine Express franchise

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,700.00

  • Working week

    Exact hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001303564

  • Positions

    1 available

We love the North. It’s a vibrant, thriving place where there’s more happening than ever before. To connect communities, people and cities, we will transform the TransPennine Express franchise. It will offer faster, easier journeys and a step change in rail services: an InterCity of the North. With over £500m of investment to deliver (including 44 new intercity trains), we’re all set to take the North further, expanding links and the economy. There’s just one thing missing – you.

We see our Apprentices as our talent of the future and once trained they’re incredibly valuable to the business. We offer a competitive salary and a supportive environment where you can learn from the very best, pick up some great qualifications such as an Accredited Apprenticeship and work towards achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award, a truly ‘First Class’ Apprenticeship programme.  On completion of the scheme, you’ll have the perfect springboard to a successful career in Rail.

Daily duties will include;

  • Data entry and spreadsheet maintenance.
  • Responding to internal information requests.
  • Ad hoc tasks in support of your Finance training.
  • Supporting the wider Finance team’s duties and record keeping.
  • General duties including e-mail communications / answering incoming telephone calls.

You’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, Grades A to C, including maths and English.  You will also have 2 A Levels (or equivalent, or projected). A Maths  A-level is an advantage but not essential and be interested in pursuing a career in Accountancy.  You’ll have an enquiring mind and love nothing more than solving problems, with good communication skills and a professional attitude. We look for people who are happy to roll their sleeves up, work with the team and make our business even better. You’ll find yourself learning lots of new and interesting things but you’ll have the ability and mind set to deal with anything that comes your way.  You will also be dedicated to attaining a Professional Accountancy Qualification via the Association of Accounting Technicians

To apply please visit uk.firstgroupcareers.com, complete an application form and upload answers to the following questions:

  • 1. Give us your best example of great team work you’ve been involved in?
  • 2. Tell us about a time when you followed complex written instructions?

You’ll then need to complete an online assessment and if successful there’ll be a telephone interview to follow. If you’ve got what we’re looking for then you’ll be invited to an assessment centre. It’s a thorough process but it’s important we get the best person for the job, someone who will make the most out of this fantastic opportunity.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to think on your feet.
  • Enquiring mind.
  • Eager to learn.

Personal qualities

  • Determined.
  • Reliable.
  • Considerate.
  • Passionate.
  • Positive.

Qualifications required

  • You’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, or equivalent grades A to C, including maths and English. 
  • You will also have 2 A Levels (equivalent or projected). A maths A-level is an advantage but not essential but you must be interested in pursuing a career in Accountancy.

Future prospects

We offer a competitive salary and a supportive environment where you can learn from the very best, pick up some great qualifications such as an Accredited Apprenticeship and work towards achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award, a truly ‘First Class’ Apprenticeship programme. On completion of the scheme, you’ll have the perfect springboard to a successful career in Rail.

Things to consider

Year 1 £10,700 per annum. Year 2 £12,000 per annum. Please check public transport routes: http://www.traveline.info/.

About the employer

First TransPennine Express was a British train operating company jointly owned by FirstGroup and Keolis which operated the TransPennine Express franchise. First TransPennine Express ran regular Express regional railway services between the major cities of Northern England as well as Scotland.

Employer

Transpennine Express

Address

60

Whitworth Street

M1 6LT

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Training provider

  • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
  • Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Accounting

Training provider

TOTAL PEOPLE LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Total People Ltd


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Sep 2017