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Assisting the School Business Manager with all aspects of the development and effective operation of the finance function within the School. The post involves accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to work as part of a team is essential.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 12 months your apprenticeship salary will go up to minimum wage.

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday till Friday - Between the hours of 8:00am till 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Process orders ensuring sufficient funds are available beforehand, receive delivered goods and process orders
  • Process payments following required authorisation and produce the BACS run.
  • Issue petty cash payments ensuring required receipts and signatories are obtained for all purchases and reconcile monthly to PS Financials and agree the remaining cash to trial balance.
  • Ensure the safe receipt, handling and banking of monies and cheques received.
  • Manage the three school credit cards and reconcile monthly
  • Receive, record and bank dinner monies received from pupils or parents/carers. Reconcile weekly and produce end of month returns for Surrey County Council. Chase outstanding debtors.
  • Provide assistance to staff with regard to financial issues, for example, placing and following up orders, advising on best value, providing details of alternative suppliers.

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

The apprenticeship training will take place in house while you are at the workplace. We book 1 session a week with your allocated tutor. This will be on a platform called Smart Assessor. Here your tutor will go through the modules and units of your course. 

We also have 6-8 weeks monthly review plans, this will be with yourself, line manager and tutor. 

The training you will be undertaking is Accounts Assistant Level 3.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full-time role on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 Grade or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 Grade or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please look at location. Can you get there on 1 public transport journey? Do you drive, and if so can you afford to get there?

About the employer

Carwarden House Community School (Academy) is a dynamic and thriving specialist provision providing outstanding learning opportunities for up to 160 students with a complex range of learning and additional needs (LAN): 11 – 19yrs. We are…… • Aspiring to be a world class centre of excellence • Ambitious for every individual • Passionate that all students maximise their independence, autonomy and employability • Committed to growth, collaboration and innovation to secure an outstanding future • A small community THINKING BIG






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Training provider



Lauren Johnson


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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