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Finance Apprentice Safran Nacelles Limited

• Reporting into the Financial Controller/Business Controller • Working closely with the Financial Accountant, Assistant Financial Controller & Business Control team

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Closing date: 10 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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  • Working week

    Monday - friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Reporting into the Financial Controller/Business Controller
  • Working closely with the Financial Accountant, Assistant Financial Controller & Business Control team


  • Month-end file set up /filing/archiving
  • Month-end journal posting
  • Credit card journal creation
  • Daily cash reconciliations
  • Manual payment processing
  • Expenses processing and payment
  • Balance sheet reconciliations (accruals & prepayments)
  • Assisting in VAT return preparation
  • Assisting in 5S responsibilities
  • Writing up Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
  • GRIR cleansing
  • Shared Service liaison
  • Material Validations
  • Annual Standard costing process support
  • Cost Centre Review support
  • Sales/ROS analysis
  • Balance Carree – Productivity review
  • Stationery ordering for the department
  • Other ad hoc duties, as required


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Familiar with the information tools used in Finance (SAP, TRAX, CONCUR)

Personal qualities


  • Capable of communicating clearly and concisely
  • Able to escalate at the right time and at the right level
  • A good team player


  • Ability to manipulate data in spreadsheets

Attitude & Behaviour:

  • Communicative
  • Thorough and accurate
  • Proactive
  • Willing to learn

Desired qualifications


  • GCSE maths & English – grade B and above
  • Desire to work in a finance department
  • Commitment to studying with a view to gaining a professional qualification
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work to deadline
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good time management
  • Good knowledge of Excel


  • Undertaken further education
  • Prior experience of working in an office environment
  • SAP experience

Future prospects

  • Full time role upon completion of the apprenticeship 

About the employer

Burnley is the epitome of a traditional manufacturing town in the north of England. Originally, a centre of the textile industry, it is now renowned for engineering and aerospace expertise, with continuous aerospace engineering having taken place at Safran Nacelles' Burnley site for 70 years.

Since Safran Nacelles took over the Hurel Dubois site in 2005, Burnley has undergone significant regeneration and inward investment, including a new direct rail link to Manchester, new secondary schools and university campuses and two new business parks – one of which, Innovation Drive, is Safran Nacelles' "supplier village".

As the town's largest private sector employer, Safran Nacelles has been instrumental in this process, as a founding member of the town's Bondholder network – a consortium of businesses and the local authority, that has worked to transform the town's fortunes.


Safran Nacelles Limited


Bancroft Road


BB10 2TQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nelson & Colne College


Lucie Pollard 01282440319

Training to be provided by Nelson group.

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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