Corporate and Finance Apprentice Woodsend Medical Centre

Following the success of previous apprentices we are looking for an individual to join our newly formed corporate team The team will be managing, monitoring and coordinating key business functions for 5 GP practices.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    You will be required to participate in a rota working shifts varying between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

With full training duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Working as part of an exciting finance team with the opportunity to grow, learning all aspects of the finance department, with support from the lovely team at the Woodsend Medical Centre.
  • Raising invoices.
  • Being the first point of contact for taking supplier enquiries on the telephone – checking the system for invoices and resolving any other queries.
  • Working as part of the corporate team to gain an understanding of the back office business functions of a GP surgery.
  • Coordinating responses from a number of the GP practices within the Partnership.
  • Assisting in arranging and the preparation of meetings.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Any other relevant duties as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, in particular Excel.
  • The ability to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Good level of numeracy and accuracy skills.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal.

Personal qualities

  • Motivated.
  • Reliable.
  • Responsive to change.
  • Flexible.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to be professional in matters of confidentiality, security, integrity, honesty, conduct, performance and attendance.
  • Ability to treat colleagues and visitors with respect and dignity.
  • The commitment to complete the apprenticeship programme.
  • To use initiative and take responsibility for daily decision making.
  • To have an innovative approach to problem solving.

Qualifications required

  • A*-C or equivalent in Maths and English.
  • A Levels, grade C or equivalent and above is desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

After the apprenticeship is completed there may be an opportunity for permanent employment within the Partnership if all standards are met. If this is not available the post holder will be provided with support to apply for similar posts.

Things to consider

Salad Skills is a specialist apprenticeship recruitment company working with The Woodsend Medical Centre on their apprenticeship intake. We are passionate about matching best fit individuals to apprenticeship posts. We will always give you feedback during the selection process.

About the employer

Woodsend Medical Centre is a dynamic and forward-thinking training practice, part of the Woodsend Partnership, based in Corby, Northamptonshire serving a population of 9,900 patients. We also have another Practice in Wollaston, caring for a further 5,000 patients. The Practices are currently in the final stages of merging with 2 other GP Partnerships in Bedfordshire and Derbyshire, leading to an exciting new opportunity to recruit a corporate and finance apprentice to the team based in Corby.


Woodsend Medical Centre


School Place


NN18 0QP

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business & Administration.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
  • Functional Skills.
  • Mathematics – Level 1.
  • English – Level 1.
  • ICT – Level 1.

Learners may be exempt from these with relevant GCSE grades.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Starting Off


Chloe Edwards

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017