Finance Apprentice TWO RIVERS HOUSING

We are looking for an Accountancy Apprentice to join our small but dedicated finance team. Do you enjoy working with figures, spreadsheets and systems; have an enquiring and analytical mind and want a career in finance? If so, this role provides an introduction to working in Housing sector finance, training to AAT Level 2.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting wage £13,000 to £14,000 26 days holiday plus public bank holidays Health cash back plan Agile working Internal training programme

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37 hours per week We operate agile working, so there may be opportunities to work from home, however, initially will be required to work from the office 5 days a week.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As the finance team supports all areas of the organisation you will get a wide variety of experience across the work the team does. As you progress you will be trained in more advanced tasks and take on more responsibility for your own work.

Initially starting with an introduction to the ledgers and recording of transactions you will be working using the accounting software where you will be responsible for:

·        Processing invoices and payments through our purchase to pay system.

·        Producing supplier payment runs.

·        Supporting the Finance team by helping colleagues with invoices and payment queries.

·        Assisting with queries from suppliers, customers, colleagues, managers and external bodies and process, record and answer these efficiently.

·        Supporting the administration of petty cash systems and cash books.

·        Assisting with the production of payroll information such as expenses.

·        Learning to prepare financial information for management.

You will support the delivery of the operational plans for your area of the Group by completing your day-to-day activities, acting proactively to solve problems, and working with others to find customer-focussed solutions.

You will also gain experience of other key tasks such as monthly preparation of management and year-end accounts, summarising information and providing it to budget holders.

If you have a desire to learn and are willing to commit to this apprenticeship, we have a team willing to share their knowledge and experience and help you on your way in the profession.


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

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Hereford (HR4 9SX)

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 AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate qualification (we will also consider AAT Level Advanced Diploma in Accounting).

There is also a five-day team building 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?

There will be opportunities to progress within the finance team for example to Finance Assistant, Assistant Accountant. Opportunities to progress through all levels of AAT and potentially progress to CIMA.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Analytical skills, Enquiring mind, Follow processes accurately, follow procedures accurately


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Finance/Business (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

If we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the closing date.

About the employer

Community focused social housing provider covering the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire area. Established in 2003 and recently awarded the highest ratings for Governance and viability with an ambitious plan to continue to grow.




Rivers Meet

Cleeve Mill Lane


GL18 1DS

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Training provider



Hayley Grismond


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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