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Finance - Assistant Accountant Apprentice Level 3 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Providing support finance teams; performing a range of tasks at the financial month end and at year end for the Annual Accounts. Learning about UKAEA’s finance system and financial processes and gaining hands-on experience (for example inputting journals and time sheet amendments), before moving on to projects of greater depth.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension scheme, automatic uplift in salary after first year.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 08.15 - 16.30.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting with financial processes, including treasury activities, and period end close duties
  • Learning about the finance system and taking part in testing of changes and upgrades
  • Identifying and resolving issues for internal customers
  • Progressing on to be responsible for the management accounts for a small area and getting involved with various audits and dealing with fixed assets

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

The successful candidate will be expected to attend college once a week.

  • L3 Assistant Accountant diploma

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is potential for a full time position being made available for the successful candidate. The organisation often supports further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C - A* (4-9)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C - A* (4-9)) Essential

About the employer

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. We are placing the UK at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, by working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.


United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority


Culham Science Centre


OX14 3DB


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

From the current vacancies page (link above) scroll down to the Level 3 Finance Apprenticeship 2023

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023