Finance Assistant Apprentice (Level 2) WINBRO GROUP TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

This role is based at our Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, where all of our UK manufacturing operations are based as well as the global HQ for the Winbro business. This entry level position will support the finance team with all administrative processes for both the UK and the USA operations and offers further development upon completion. The successful candidate will learn and support with key month end activities, respond to business queries in a professional and timely manner and participate in process improvement projects.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will rise to £12,190 after successful completion of 6-month probationary period. 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (187.5 hours)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am-4pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support the finance function including:

  • Learn and support with key month end activities
  • Archiving and scanning of key financial documents
  • Provision of information to external auditors
  • Respond to business queries in a professional and timely manner
  • Participate in process improvement projects

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


  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Accounts or Finance Assistant
  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • Level 2 Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting
  • Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)

Delivery Method:

  • Within the first 12 months additional training is delivered at Loughborough College weekly on either Tuesday or Thursday 9.30-12.30 then 13.30- 15.00 Workshop / Portfolio (Dates to be provided on enrolment) - study day will be confirmed on enrolment
  • Enrolment will take place week commencing 5th September 2023

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progress onto a Level 3 Assistant Accountant qualification / become a Finance Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade C / 4 or equivalent/Pass) Desired

Things to consider

This Apprenticeship consists of a mixture of blended learning in the work place and taught delivery weekly during term time at Loughborough College. Taught delivery includes portfolio building class, preparation for end point assessment, tutorial and the teaching element. If functional skills are required, these are taught in college lessons. The AAT membership sits with the learner as their personal membership to the professional body of AAT and costs £172 for the Level 2 certificate in Accounting. AAT membership, books (approximately cost £100 for Level 2).

About the employer

With over 50 years of experience in manufacturing industry-leading, high-precision machining solutions, Winbro are trusted experts in providing highly productive, efficient, integrated solutions. Offering an expansive range of machining technologies from high-speed EDM to laser cutting and welding, we are innovating continually with partners across industries from clean energy to medical to aerospace. Winbro pride ourselves in having our employees and customers best interests at heart, which assists us in sharing our manufacturing vision to exceed expectations and maximize performance throughout the manufacturing journey. We have operational locations in the UK, USA, and Taiwan.




Illuma House

Unit 1

Gelders Hall Road

LE12 9NH

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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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