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Finance Apprentice South West Water

You will have the opportunity to work within key areas of the Finance function within South West Water and our parent company Pennon Group PLC, as part of a series of 6-month rotational posts. Within our apprenticeship programme, you will train alongside skilled professionals whilst achieving nationally recognised qualifications.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A discretionary bonus scheme Competitive contributory pension Company Sharesave scheme A range of Group Discounts via Perkbox Cycle to Work scheme Financial support services

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Rotations will include:

  • Internal Audit, who ensure we’re doing things in the right way, every time
  • Central Finance, who produce the company’s financial results and monthly statements
  • Capital Finance, who manage the governance and reporting of our planned future spending
  • Business Performance and insight, who are responsible for monitoring expenditure within our business functions
  • Payables, who ensure invoices are processed and payments made in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Sales Ledger, who raise invoices and allocate income appropriately
  • Procure to Pay, who ensure business rules are followed and financial control is appropriate

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

  • Level 2 - 4 AAT (Assistant Accountant) qualifications through our training partner South Devon College
  • 1 day per week delivered on-site in Torquay or Paignton

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you’re AAT-qualified, there will be opportunities to apply for our Chartered Accountancy programme, as part of a competitive process, which works towards a level 7 apprenticeship (Masters degree equivalent) to eventually achieve chartered accountant status.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade BBB) Essential

About the employer

Part of Pennon Group PLC and providing drinking water and waste water services to 1.6m customers across Devon and Cornwall.


South West Water


Peninsula House

Rydon Lane




Richard Draper

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023