Finance Higher Apprentice BAKKAVOR GROUP PLC

Bakkavor's Finance Apprenticeship provides hands-on experience, alongside supportive training and mentoring. You’ll receive training in management accounting, accounts, transactional processing and other key areas. Working closely with all business areas, you’ll support with budgeting, project financing, governance and overheads.

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

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary increases to £19,500 for Year 2.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

If you have a passion for numbers and want to understand how our finance teams help us to be the worlds leading fresh food manufacturer, alongside gaining an internationally recognised qualification then this is the place for you.

  • You will learn how to enter accounting transactions, perform a reconciliation, correct errors and produce a range of reports using a computerised accounting system.

  • You will learn the basic elements of double entry bookkeeping and understand what is required to draft final accounts.
  • You will gain an understanding of basic tax principles in order to apply current regulations to calculate VAT and submit a VAT return.
  • You will have responsibility for creating and/or verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information to meet relevant ethical, professional, and legal standards.

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

  • You can expect to attain the Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets the we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us.
  • Future career aspirations could be Assistant Financial Accountant, Assistant Management Accountant, Business Tax Assistant, Senior Financial Officer to name a few.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and maths + three others (Grade A* - C or 9 - 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject: 3 A Levels (Grade A* - C) Essential

Things to consider

You may undertake the Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician standard as an alternative qualification to the Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship, dependent upon which area of the business you will be working in.

About the employer

We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.




Bakkavor Pizza & Bread - Aston

Whitchurch Road




Donna Finney

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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: 23 Apr 2023