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We’re now inviting applications for 2 new apprenticeship roles within our finance team. We have an established scheme that allows you to gain a level 2 qualification whilst gaining on the job experience to spring board your career in finance.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This role will undertake the following, with training and full support:

  • Basic data entry into the Trust financial software
  • Raising purchase orders and sales invoices on behalf of the Trust
  • Inputting and balancing credit card expenditure
  • Other associated day to day operations in relation to both the sales & purchase ledgers such as routine debt collection
  • Basic cover for the Finance Assistant in bank reconciliation

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

An Accounts or finance assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

The Accounts or finance assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with simple accounting duties. It takes approximately 15 months to complete the apprenticeship and you will receive a blended method of learning including Tutor Coach visits, remote learning and attending workshops, working towards achieving nationally recognised qualifications in:

  • Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Schools within Discovery Schools Trust have a close family atmosphere and hardworking teams dedicated to meeting children’s needs.

This position offers individuals the:

  • Opportunity to shape the future of the financial support schools receive within the Trust
  • Guarantee of working in a fast paced and exciting environment
  • Chance to develop skills and knowledge in a growing organisation
  • Opportunity to take on more challenging responsibilities
  • Option of flexible working patterns
  • Potential for career development within the trust
  • Support for additional financial qualifications. For the right candidate there will be support through AAT level 3 and 4

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Reliable, Excellent time management


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

Our vacancy is being managed by Salad Skills who will contact all applicants on our behalf. By applying for this position, you agree to be contacted by our apprenticeship specialists, Salad Skills. Any third parties contacting us for canvassing purposes will be reported to the ESFA. Discovery Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Baring service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks

About the employer

Discovery was formed by schools who wished to work together in deep partnership to improve the opportunities for pupils and staff alike, by ensuring everyone who is part of our Trust has limitless learning opportunities. Discovery began with the collaboration of 13 local schools in Leicestershire who applied for Multi Academy Trust (MAT) status to the Secretary of State for Education as a MAT in July 2012. Within Discovery, all schools, leaders and pupils are encouraged to share their expertise and knowledge to help everyone reach their full potential, this is accomplished through collaborative learning and the removal of barriers to support everyone to achieve. Discovery mission: To ensure that all our pupils realise their potential. Discovery vision: Discovery Trust aspires to achieve excellence in all areas of our work. The children and families we work with have confidence in the teachers and leaders of the Trust who act with integrity and demonstrate respect for individual needs. Discovery aspires for all our schools to become sustainable and altruistic, driven by a passion for working in partnership with all stakeholders.




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Beaumont Leys


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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