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Apprentice Commercial Finance Analyst BESTWAY WHOLESALE LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Finance Analyst to join our team based in Crewe! The role both supports and challenges the business through the creation of value-adding insight and analysis. Level 4 Data Analyst qualification through Babington Functional skills if required

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will be up to £22,000 depending on experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    30 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager - Trading, this role offers opportunities for commercial experience, influencing decision making, cross functional working and exposure to senior management.  This role sits across both our Bestway Retail business units providing support for both Crewe and York based departments.

The role suits a commercially minded finance or analyst professional, who is excited by the opportunity of joining a successful business at a pivotal time in its growth.  For a dynamic and self-motivated individual, this role offers exceptional opportunities to develop stakeholder management and commercial finance experience in industry.


  • Trading Sales and Margin reporting
  • Supplier Income Rebate Analysis for BRL and CSG
  • Supplier Income Debt reporting
  • Providing insight and commentary on Sales and Margin performance - Weekly and Monthly
  • Supporting Traders with deep-dive analysis
  • Promotional campaign analysis
  • Providing additional adhoc support to Trading teams
  • Retail and Wholesale pricing analysis
  • Provide analytical, forecasting and reporting support to BRL Trading teams in Crewe and York

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Data Analyst Level 4 

20% off the job training with Babington College - online workshops


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent position within the business.

Opportunity to progress into any of the below roles:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Manager
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Architect
  • Data Scientist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Ability to build relationships, Enthusiastic and robust


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Accountancy (Grade 4/C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Accountancy (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You will have an accountancy qualification or qualified by experience Previous experience in financial modelling Experience in handling large volumes of data with good attention to detail is desirable Proven ability to build productive business relationships with a wide network of finance and non-finance colleagues Strong commercial background, gained either via an industry route (ideally Retail or FMCG sectors)

About the employer

Established in 1976, Bestway Wholesale has grown to become the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler. It is part of the industrial giant Bestway Group which also has global business interests in Banking, Cement, Pharmacy, Milling and Property Investment. As a business, Bestway Wholesale business services three main customer groups; independent retail (including Club and Symbol), Foodservice and specialist Pet Operators.




Weston Road



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Training provider



Rosie Wibberley

Apprenticeship standard

Data analyst

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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