Apprentice Sales Ledger Accounts Administrator, Reading BUNZL UK LIMITED

Lockhart is a friendly people focused company with a fantastic track record of promoting from within and developing people through the business.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Thurs 9-5.15, Fri 9-5

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

​​​​​​We promote our company values Creativity; Ambition; Teamwork; Empowerment and Responsibility (CATER) in everything we do and have schemes in place that recognise & reward those who exemplify our values. We enjoy regular social activities arranged by our social committee & offer the level of company benefits that you would expect to see when joining a FTSE 100 company; these include shopping discounts at many high street stores & cinemas plus a cycle to work scheme and many more. This role sits within our Sales Ledger and Credit Control team.

  • Validate payments received via our web-site & investigate any anomalies, bringing any areas of concern to the attention of your line manager before releasing sales orders for shipment.
  • Reconciliation of customer pre-pay accounts including matching, investigating anomalies & raising customer refunds.
  • Identify & accurately post/allocate customer payments to the correct accounts within 24 hours of receipt recording the batch details in the excel cash book.
  • Process credit note requests within 48 hours of receipt after checking for suitable approval & potential duplication.
  • Posting/allocating customer payments & journals to the correct accounts within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Furnish customers with copy invoices and/or proof of delivery when requested.
  • Organise and monitor your workload to achieve benchmark processing deadlines & targets, adjusting task priorities when needed.
  • Collect and distribute incoming & outgoing post for the department, daily.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Accuracy & Attention to detail.
  • Ambitious & Enthusiastic.
  • Inquisitive.
  • Keen to Learn.

Personal qualities

  • Experience in Microsoft Office – Specifically Excel.
  • Good Numeracy skills.

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English A-C or 9-4 (new GCSE Grades).

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

• Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: • On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Bunzl Plc is a FTSE 100 company is truly a worldwide organisation with its headquarters in London. This position is with Lockhart Catering Equipment a Bunzl PLC operating company that forms part of its Catering & Hospitality division. Lockhart is seen as the country’s leading distributor of catering equipment supplying everything from napkins and ovens, to innovative and stylish tableware and includes a commercial kitchen & front of house design arm. Lockhart supplies well-known high street restaurants, hotel chains and our design team have enjoyed a great deal of success with hospitality suites at recognised sports stadia around the country. For more information about Bunzl Lockhart please visit the website




Lockhart House

Brunel Road




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Training provider

Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group. West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms.

An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time.

As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.

Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


leoni Hirst 01623627191

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017