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Switch2 is looking for a motivated, intelligent Finance Apprentice who is willing to learn about every facet of the company and how it relates back to the work that is done in the Finance Team. Experience is not necessary as training is provided, but an eager mind and a willingness to learn is imperative.

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 to Friday 9am to 5pm with a day release to Shipley College. Please confirm shifts and working hours at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To be successful at Switch2, you will need:

  • To be confident and personable
  • To be organized
  • To have good problem-solving skills
  • To be flexible/adaptable
  • To be a quick learner
  • To have some knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite


You will be working in all sectors of the Finance Team – Credit Control, Purchase Ledger, Client Reporting – and assisting with general administration duties. You may also be seconded to other departments to understand how they interact with Finance – Billing, Customer Services, Scheduling, Sales, Projects.

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

The apprentice will take the AAT Foundation certificate in accounting (Level 2)

Maths and English Functional Skills if required.

Teaching materials and online resources provided by Mindful Education for a blended learning experience on the college day release at Shipley College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The employer is looking to offer a permanent position on a successful completion of this apprenticeship and offer progression to the next level standard, Assistant Accountant L3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4+, A-C or L2 Equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4+, A-C or L2 Equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you have researched the role, the location of the employer, Shipley College and are able to travel to both. All applicants will be asked to submit an accountancy targeted CV and may be asked to sit an assessment if grades can't be verified.

About the employer

In our careful hands, backed by our years of experience and our helpful expertise, your community heating scheme can become a real asset to your organisation. Switch2 is the UK’s most experienced and capable provider of end-to-end solutions for heat networks. We make a success of heat networks owned by local authorities, housing associations and private developers. We help to optimise energy efficiency, manage renewable energy, and focus on well performing schemes, whilst minimising costs to the resident.




The Waterfront

Salts Mill Road


BD17 7EZ

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Training provider



Cameron O'Donnell

01274 327271

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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