NHS organisations across the North West recruit apprentices annually onto the Skills Development Network's Foundation Accounting Apprenticeship - an 18-month, Level 3 Apprenticeship. Further information on the Skills Development Network. Carrying out routine financial activities and support for businesses and organisations of all types and sizes.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    "NHS Agenda for Change Band 2 Annex 21 ie. £14,923 - £15,989 All training-related travel expenses are paid by the employer"

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 27 days annual leave per year plus Bank Holidays.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The post holder will be working within an NHS organisation where they will be required to work within a team, to assist the finance manager(s) in ensuring that robust monitoring information is provided to enable the organisation to fulfil its financial duties.

The post holder may gain experience in working in one or more of the following areas of a busy NHS finance function: qualification levels

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Cashiers
  • Financial accounts
  • Costing and pricing
  • Management accounts
  • Financial systems
  • Audit

The key purpose of the role is to carry out administrative duties in a manner that supports departmental targets and ensures compliance with standard operating procedures.

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

  • Training will be provided in partnership with First Intuition in Manchester who provide high quality and tailored training
  • You will be attending one day a week tuition towards the AAT Level 3 qualifications at our modern city centre training centre and will be supported by a dedicated skills and development coach throughout your programme
  • You will also follow our Impact Skills programme to help you build the professional skills you need to support you in building your career in finance

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This opportunity is advertised on a fixed term contract basis due to this being an apprenticeship, the objective of which is to gain a recognised qualification and experience in the workplace. This does not include a guaranteed permanent post with an NHS organisation, however throughout the apprenticeship individuals are eligible to apply for vacancies within their workplace organisation, subject to the usual recruitment processes, with support being provided to ideally secure a position by completion. The apprenticeship will provide valuable work experience and a qualifications that are recognised by employers.

On completion successful candidates could have the opportunity to continue to higher level apprenticeships studying the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) and ultimately undertaking a professional accounting qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills


GCSE or equivalent Any 2 other subjects (Grade (Grade A*-C or 9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade A*-C or 9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade A*-C or 9-4)) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Accounting or Bookkeeping (Grade (Grade Pass)) Desired

About the employer

The NHS has a multi-billion pound budget to deliver an efficient, modern, safe and effective healthcare service to patients. As they go through a period of transformation that sees efficiency savings impacting on their limited resources, they are looking to develop new talent to help deliver this challenge. 1.2 million people make up the NHS workforce with over 350 different careers being split into 15 categories, one of which encompasses those who work in Finance. In England there are over 15,000 staff working in this area of which 2,500 are in the North West. The overall purpose of Finance staff at all levels is to make sure that NHS money is properly controlled and wisely spent.







M25 3BL

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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.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023