Apprentice Finance Assistant NEXUS EDUCATION SCHOOLS TRUST

To provide financial support to the Central Team and partner schools, whilst ensuring that Trust financial processes and procedures are followed. The role will be line managed and supported by the Head of Hub Finance.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 Friday, working time to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working independently or with the finance staff within the partner schools and the Central Team to ensure efficient processing of financial transactions in accordance with the Trust’s Finance Policies and Procedures and the NEST Scheme of Delegation.
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions for partner schools and the Central Team within approved budget parameters.
  • To support with central financial processes.
  • Ensuring all financial administration is completed in a timely manner.
  • Supporting efficient and effective financial administration processes across the trust.
  • Supporting partner schools with financial queries, providing excellent customer service to partner schools.
  • These duties may be amended from time to time by the line manager in consultation with the post holder.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade as appropriate.

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

  • Level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant
  • Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Training one day a week at Orpington campus

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • Structured interview (supported by a portfolio of evidence summary)
  • In-tray test

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potentially progress onto level 3
  • To be discussed upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

NEST is a growing Multi Academy Trust, presently with 17 primary schools across Bromley, Kent, Lewisham and Southwark. Our schools have benefited from capital investment over the last five years and provide excellent learning opportunities for our pupils. We partner with several multi academies and maintained groups of schools. NEST are accountable for the work of the Thames South Teaching School Hub, delivering teacher training and development in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.




Worsley Bridge Primary School Brackley Road



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Training provider



Mason Ward

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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