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Assisting the Finance team with everyday activities of an accounts and financial nature whilst working toward your finance apprenticeship

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    0830 to 1700 on Mondays to Thursdays (including one hour for lunch, unpaid) and Fridays 0800 to 1500 (including half an hour lunch, unpaid) with 0830 to 1700 on rotation

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Responsibilities

  • Purchase Ledger:
  • Verifying, coding and processing supplier invoices
  • Purchase ledger reconciliations

Sales Ledger:

  • Raising Sales invoices, both from the system and manually
  • Sales ledger reconciliations

Cash Books:

  • Posting of daily banking and cash-book transactions
  • Month-end bank reconciliations

Management Accounts:

  • Posting of journals
  • Analysing overhead expenditure
  • Assisting with the fixed asset register
  • Assisting with end of month contractor payroll
  • Maintenance of physical and electronic filing.
  • General office administration duties, such as photocopying, scanning and filing as required


  • To undertake additional duties as may from time to time be notified by the Financial Controller or Chief Financial Officer

This list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the role requires undertaking tasks as may be reasonably expected within the scope of the position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to meet key deadlines
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Applications excellent numerical skills
  • Effective attention to detail
  • High level of accuracy
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work well under pressure,
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to use initiative and think outside the box.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4/C or above including Maths and English

Future prospects

Appointment is to be a full-time permanent basis with the continued progression with the finance qualification

Things to consider

Rural location therefore driver licence is essential. Commencement ideally for September 2022 however would be happy to start sooner if necessary (after school)

About the employer

Established in 1989, originally under the brand name MINECLEAR, SafeLane Global was one of the first private companies to be involved in mine action in the international arena.

Following strategic mergers and acquisitions, the company was restructured and rebranded in 2018 under the leadership of Adam Ainsworth.

SafeLane Global’s mission is enabling the safe and sustainable realisation of its commercial, governmental and humanitarian clients’ ambitions and aspirations. 

Its expert services span entire project life cycles and are focused on mitigating explosive and hazardous material threats, countering security risks and enhancing land and marine environments globally.

Whether its clients operate on land or in water, in conflict zones or peaceful nations, for profit or humanitarian purpose, SafeLane is their end-to-end solutions provider delivering expert and trustworthy operational, consultancy and training services.




Phocle Green



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Herefordshire Group Training Association


Hayley Grismond 01432 377010

HWGTA will be your training provider throughout your apprenticeship and will support you whilst on programme.

You will have monthly visits from your assigned Monitoring Officer who will set you work, analyse your development, and discuss training sessions. Formal training is delivered at our centres, located in either Hereford (HR4 9SX) or Worcester (WR4 9GN), and will prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your qualification.

If studying Business Administration/ Customer Service, you will mostly be in the workplace gaining off the job training and will be required to attend training sessions.

If studying Accountancy, you will receive weekly training which is a combination of face to face and remote, remaining 4 days will be in the workplace.  

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if a need is identified.

Optional 5-day team building residential course (usually held in April).

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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