Vacancy for a Finance Apprenticeship in a busy Finance Office within a Single Academy Trust. The Finance Team, are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with a good attention to detail who is self motivated to complete the Level 2 AAT Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Rising to the National Minimum Wage for the age group after 1 year and on qualification will be moved to a salary commensurate with the role, if there is a position available.

    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 to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm, Friday 8am to 4pm, with an hour for lunch. Small changes to this will be considered.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The main duties will be to support the team and the school budget holders to mainly process invoices , orders and credit notes including liaising with suppliers, assisting with the processing of sales invoices and the posting of income. It will include working closely with the Schools Senior and Chief Finance Officers and will also include producing data, spreadsheets and reports on other financial matters as required.

Initially the main responsibilities will be to enter and check

·          Orders

·          Invoices

·          Charge card transactions

·          Direct Debits

·          Document Management on Finance System

·          Maintaining and equipment register

·          Supporting Senior Finance and Chief Finance Officer

·          Providing additional admin or support across the school as required


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

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN).

You will receive training one day per week which is a combination of face-to-face and remote, as per your assigned training plan.

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Accounts/Finance Assistant Level 2 qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

They may be further opportunities for training as this route is part of our succession planning, however this is not guaranteed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Number skills, Team working, Written communication, Verbal communication, Computer literate, Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Ability to prioritise workload, Plan tasks to meet deadlines, Maintain accurate records, Striving to enhance knowledge, Striving to enhance skills, Able to work independently, Ability to work flexibly, Support others, Ability to follow direction, Self-motivated, Enthusiastic, A sense of humour, Deal with unplanned situations


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9 - 4/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Computer studies (Grade 9 - 4/A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants must be 18 or over due to being a school environment with Students up to 16 years. This vacancy could close sooner if a suitable candidate is found. For applicants with previous qualifications/experience equivalent to the Level 2 programme, enrolment on the Level 3 Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship programme, may be considered.

About the employer

A large secondary school based in Worcester, that is currently a Single Academy Trust providing Education to mainstream students aged 11 to 16.







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Training provider



Charlotte Anderson Ilic

01905 330721

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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