Finance Apprentice Network Rail Limited

Network Rail are now recruiting x4 Finance Apprentices to join their Accounting Services team to complete a 33 month AAT apprenticeship programme, which includes the level 3 and 4 AAT programmes. This role is an entry level scheme designed as an alternative route to University.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    To be confirmed (flexible). Hybrid working option available.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a finance apprentice and a key member of the finance team, the role will involve liaising with people from all departments and at all levels. As a Finance professional, you’ll inform multi-million pound decisions and directly influence the development, growth and operation of their railway.

Overview of duties:

  • Assist with periodic financial reports
  • Post journals and other key financial inputs
  • Assist the business in updating project information on the Network Rail key systems
  • Provide support with ad hoc reporting as requested by the business
  • Undertake ad hoc finance assistance based on queries received
  • Support with achieving the team key metrics

There will be an option to work from home for part of the working week, with the rest of the time to be in the office.

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

Alongside your role, you will study towards the level 3 AAT qualification, with progression towards the level 4 AAT qualifications. You will receive support from industry-experienced tutors and coaches.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Ideally, they want to recruit someone who has a genuine interest in accounting and commitment to progress on to Professional qualifications, such as CIMA to become a chartered accountant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/5) Essential

Things to consider

This company has a fantastic track record for developing and investing in a number of apprentices in the past; all of which have secured permanent positions at the company. You will be well trained and supported throughout your apprenticeship and even have access to some fantastic perks, such as 75% off of your rail costs!

About the employer

One of the UK’s most recognised engineering and railway companies in the heart of Manchester, Network Rail. They specialise in the maintenance and development of Britain's rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and many key stations. With new world-class stations being built, they are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen. Great opportunities for development and learning in a supportive environment, friendly and sociable team, strong potential for progression. All apprentices so far have secured a permanent position within the team and many of whom have quickly progressed to Assistant Accountant with some progressing further into a Finance Business Partner role.


Network Rail Limited


4 Travis Street


M1 2NY

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Training provider



Maria Grimsley

0161 200 1673

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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