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Apprentice Finance Assistant City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Finance team at the College. We are seeking to employ a hardworking and motivated Apprentice Finance Assistant to join our team to support and assist in maintaining a professional, efficient and effective Finance team.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30 to 4.30

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Develop and maintain cross college purchasing procedures, including the processing of orders and invoices/credit notes, to ensure value for money
  • Develop knowledge of all aspects of the finance function including nominal ledger, key control accounts, sales ledger, purchase ledger and cash book
  • Monitor and reconciliation of catering invoices including free College meals, hospitality and other income and expenditure
  • Support all members of the finance team to deliver a professional financial service and control through the use of robust finance software and finance policies and procedures
  • Assist with external funding and projects to monitor income and expenditure in accordance with statutory requirements and signed contracts/agreements
  • Provide a range of customer facing services to students, parents, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Support key stakeholders such as students, staff, Governing Body, College managers and budget holders, responding to enquires as necessary
  • Assist with key cross college events throughout the academic year
  • Undertake other reasonable duties commensurate with seniority and grade
  • To assist in the operation and annual roll out of the college ParentPay cashless payment system (including adding/amending new payment items, sending letters to students/parents, dealing with student/parent queries)

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

Level 2 Accounting Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.

You will spend four days a week in the work place and one day a week at Newcastle College for your 'study day'.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could lead to a permanent position for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade GCSE or equivalent (Grade 4/C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade GCSE or equivalent (Grade 4/C)) Essential

About the employer

The City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College is a thriving, lively and successful Sixth Form College, committed to social inclusion. The College is located in an award-winning, state of the art building at the heart of the University Quarter of Stoke on Trent, adjacent to Stoke Railway Station, providing excellent travel links.


City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College


C/O City Of Stoke On Trent Sixth Form College Leek Road



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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Hub

01782 254287

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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