Are you a free thinking and eager person? Join our finance team and see for yourself how it differs from any other. Could this be the next exciting in your career? If yes, start your finance career with us at Americold. Provide cover and assistance as necessary to all accounts admin positions, including:

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Closing date: 25 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Between Monday – Friday - 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is your chance to learn about how finance is integral to any modern business and how you could be there at the centre of that work in a vibrant growing industry. As a Finance apprentice, you will gain real life work experience from day one, gaining solid foundations in accounting principles, reporting standards as well as reporting and analysing business KPI’s. This combined with your college study will provide a great career pathway into our business which has multiple sites across the UK, Europe, The Americas and Australia.

Duties will be developed in line with the progress of the successful applicant. The successful applicant will initially be trained to complete the following duties. Provide cover and assistance as necessary to all accounts admin positions, including:

  • Purchase ledger
  • Credit controller
  • Invoicing

Ever increasing exposure to the following:

  • Accounts compliance
  • Financial and management accountant

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

Accounts / Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.

Following enrolment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions, self-directed learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor where you will be working towards the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

Functional Skills in mathematics and English. These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life and are assessed by the completion of written and on-line tests.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The aim on completion of the apprenticeship is to join the team in a permanent administration role undertaking the full range of administration work throughout the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

This vacancy is being managed by SBC Training on behalf of this company. By submitting your application, you are consenting to allow SBC Training and the employer to contact you in connection with your application.

About the employer

Americold offers the most comprehensive temperature-controlled storage and distribution network available, supported by the most advanced technology, and with a singular focus on customer service. For almost 120 years, Americold has been the leader in providing technology-based engineered solutions for the temperature-controlled supply chain industry. Our inspiration comes from, the producers, retailers, and food service providers we partner with daily, to bring passion to market. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions. At Americold, we’re always on the move, providing the vital link from farm to table.




Shakespeare Way

Whitchurch Business Park


SY13 1LJ

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Training provider



Colin Preece


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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