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Finance Apprentice Wolseley Uk Limited

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 7 apprenticeship with Wolseley and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the ACCA Level 7 qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, full time hours.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working in a role supporting one of our business units or support functions you will learn the skills and technical knowledge to:

  • Extract and use data to provide insightful, clearly presented analysis.
  • Gain sufficient understanding to suggest solutions that drive decisions and actions.
  • Tailor information to the audience and provide simple, clear take home messages.
  • Provide analysis that immediately highlights the desired action.
  • Provide support to driving business improvement by analysing and evaluating the deployment of resources (cash, capex, opex, people), simplifying processes, systems and structures
  • Adopt internal best practice to provide excellent analysis and benchmarking for performance
  • Get involved in ad-hoc projects as required

You will be fully immersed in the day to day activity of the business and be provided with ‘real life’ learning experiences rather than purely theoretical knowledge. A mentor will be provided to support you through all stages of the scheme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint an advantage

Personal qualities

  • A passion and motivation to complete a professional qualification whilst gaining valuable hands on experience in a busy finance function
  • A strong academic background with a flair for problem solving
  • A confident and outgoing individual

Desired qualifications

  • 3 A Levels – Grade B or above, including one of Maths / Business Studies / Economics
  • A degree

Future prospects

  • Following successful completion of the professional qualification there are potentially a number of analyst & business partner roles in different areas of the business.

Things to consider

Benefit's Include:

  • Pension plan
  • Holiday - 23 days increasing to 25 after 2 years’ service
  • Staff discounts on hundreds of retailers Wellbeing support
  • Onsite parking available


About the employer

Wolseley UK is a leading plumbing, heating and cooling, and infrastructure trade specialist merchant in the UK, we aim to be the first choice for trade customers across the country.

Wolseley Specialist Brands:

Climate - A leading UK provider of refrigeration and air-conditioning supplies.

Pipe - The first-choice specialist merchant for commercial and industrial pipe and heating systems. Plumbing & Heating - The UK’s leading distributer of trade plumbing and heating supplies, with over 450 branches nationwide.

Managed Services - A specialist division offering bespoke supply chain solutions, including stores management and procurement models to clients responsible for large residential social housing estates, retail, major construction projects and off-site construction.

Infrastructure - Within our market-leading Infrastructure business we operate under two distinct and market-leading brands. Burdens has a rich heritage and is well-respected throughout the UK civil infrastructure merchanting market.


Wolseley Uk Limited


Kingmaker Court


CV34 6DY

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Training provider

Kaplan Financial

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kaplan


Olivia Cotterell

ACCA Level 7

There are three levels including Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional.


Applied Knowledge helps you understand the role of accounting in the business environment, and develop the practical skills and techniques expected of an accountant working in business.


The area you will cover include:

  • Business and Technology

  • Management Accounting

  • Financial Accounting

Applied Skills encourages you to develop a broad understanding of the role of accounting in business, and how to interpret financial information.

The area you will cover include:

  • Corporate and business law (ENG) (LW)

  • Performance Management (PM)

  • Taxation (TX-UK)

  • Financial Reporting (FR)

  • Audit and Assurance (AA)

  • Financial Management (FM)

By studying Strategic Professional, you’ll learn advanced techniques, skills, and the professional ethics required of an accountant or consultant operating at a senior level. Once you’ve successfully passed you can apply to be a full member of ACCA.

The area you will cover include:


  • Strategic Business Leader

  • Strategic Business Reporting


  • Advanced Financial Management

  • Advanced Performance Management

  • Advanced Taxation

  • Advanced Audit and Assurance


The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be successful in this job role, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Leadership, Planning and Prioritisation and Problem Solving. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will typically be covered through completion of the qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.

Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

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