Finance Apprentice - Farnborough WESTON AEROSPACE LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leader global manufacturer of aerospace sensors. This position is to support the Finance department including the day to day running of the business, internal reporting requirements, external reporting requirements and provide the necessary segregation of duties to conform with Sarbox requirements.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.30pm and Friday, 8.00am - 1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Accounts payable:

  • Processing supplier invoices, ensuring that they match to the authorised purchase order
  • Ensuring discrepancies between order and invoice are authorised appropriately
  • Reconciling supplier statements and updating the ledger accordingly

Accounts receivable:

  • Processing cash received from customers in line with remittances provided

Fixed assets:

  • Assisting with the fixed asset physical verification
  • Ensuring all new assets are labelled and photographs are attached to the register


  • Reviewing the cycle count variance reports and ensuring all discrepancies are authorised
  • Assisting with the year end WIP count

Month end / processing:

  • Process month end journals as required
  • Reconciliation of subcontractor costs and calculation of accrual
  • Ad hoc duties as required

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

  • Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once an individual is AAT qualified there are several career options available:

  • Accounts assistant within a company
  • Training contract ACCA/CIMA within a company
  • Training contract ACCA/ICAEW in an audit firm
  • Training contract ATT in a tax firm

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 6 and above) Essential

Things to consider

- Enthusiastic and hard working individual - Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 5-9 including Maths (minimum grade 6) and English

About the employer

Weston Aerospace Ltd has approximately 150 employees at Farnborough whose responsibilities are to design and manufacture temperature, speed and pressure sensors for gas turbine and airframe applications. We also have extensive environmental test facilities to verify our products performance, replicating and exceeding hostile operating conditions.




124 Victoria Road


GU14 7PW


Alison Wand

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Training provider



Business Services

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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