Finance Apprentice Derbyshire Constabulary

A fantastic opportunity with Derbyshire Constabulary based at their Force Headquarters in Ripley. The purpose of this role is to provide a customer focused, effective and efficient service to the Regional forces.

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Closing date: 20 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, with times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Raising of customers invoices
  • Cash receipting and banking entries
  • Processing of overtime and expenses
  • Reconciliation of accounts
  • General administration functions, eg photocopying, scanning, filing and archiving.
  • Use of Microsoft office Agresso Finance system

The role will provide a variety of duties to give experience of administration in the Finance industry. There may be an opportunity for the apprentice to work in Strategic Finance. This work will include:

  • Processing journals
  • Agresso system administration duties
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Recharging of costs to other Forces
  • Enquiries and reporting using the finance system
  • Budget monitoring - small department

The training you will be getting

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.

You will be expected to work towards the Accounts Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will attain the Accounts Assistant occupational standard upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

not start until 4th September 2023. Once you have received a provisional offer of an apprenticeship, you will be required to undergo a full DBS background check before a formal offer can be made. Derbyshire Constabulary particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as this group is underrepresented within our organisation. It’s a priority for us to have a workforce which reflects the communities we serve. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: The apprenticeship placement is within a civilian role and not for Police Officer roles. Fornal interviews will be held during the month of May at Force HQ to allow time for the full DBS checks to be completed in time for the 4th Setember start date

About the employer

Derbyshire Constabulary is committed to reducing and investigating crime, protecting people and promoting law and order across the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire is renowned for being hugely diverse, encompassing the rural areas of the Peak District as well as old mining communities, modern towns and business centres. It is also home to the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Derby.


Derbyshire Constabulary


Butterley Hall




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Alyce Hunt

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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