Apprentice Finance Assistant EPWORTH EDUCATION TRUST

We are seeking to appoint an Apprentice Finance Assistant to work in the Central Finance Team at Epworth Education Academy Trust, assisting in the management of finances. We are looking for a motivated, hard-working, and highly efficient professional with meticulous attention to detail with good mathematical skills.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Generous holiday allowance inc additional wellbeing day Access to pension scheme Salary sacrifice schemes

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Maintaining and updating financial information in the finance system
  • Matching invoices to purchase orders, identifying any discrepancies, and taking follow-up action, seeking guidance and support from the Finance Team
  • Developing knowledge of routine financial procedures, the financial scheme of delegation, and financial regulations to ensure compliance with all transactions
  • Providing support for key activities managed by the central finance transactional team
  • Successfully completing study and assignments in line with deadlines set by the apprenticeship provider to achieve the AAT qualification

The training you will be getting

  • Accounts or Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Provider to be Wigan and Leigh college

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To continue with further training at the trust - AAT Level 3

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, ability to manage priorities


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) Essential

About the employer

Epworth Education Trust is a growing academy trust with currently 6 primary schools. At Epworth Education Trust we are proud of our family atmosphere, and we strive not only to provide the highest quality of education, but also help our pupils become happy, successful and well-rounded individuals. We want them to have the best start in life and we are here to help them to acquire the skills, knowledge, understanding and ambition to prepare them for life beyond the classroom ensuring that all our children achieve the very best that they can.




Epworth Education Trust Central Office Westleigh Lane




Adeel Sahi

01942 777706

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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

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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