As a Finance Apprentice, you will work alongside the Finance Manager and learn to provide a range of transactional processing support. Supporting the Finance Manager, you’ll undertake training and complete coursework to enable you to assist with various financial processes and manage the nominal, sales and purchase ledgers.

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    - 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays - Hybrid working options

  • Working week

    7.30am – 16.30 Mon – Fri

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Additionally, you will learn to assist with:

- Preparing and posting journal transactions
- Monthly checks, including account reconciliations
- Producing information for audit, tax and other regulatory matters
- Transactional processing of expenses, invoices, payment receipts and debt collection
- Obtaining approvals for invoices and authorisations for payment

The training you will be getting


  • 21 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employee
  • Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 1 year)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting 
  • AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:

  • Synoptic examination
  • PortfoliProfessional discussion

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is the perfect opportunity for a highly organised individual with great numeracy skills and a flair for analysis, troubleshooting and problem-solving to kickstart their career with our well-established family firm.

You’ll have a chance to undergo comprehensive training, learn from skilled professionals and gain valuable experience of a range of financial processes, all whilst being supported by our amazing team.

What’s more, with a generous holiday allowance and hybrid working options, we’ll help to ensure you can maintain an optimal work/life balance.

So, if you want to take your first steps toward a prosperous career in finance with a company with a reputation for excellence, seize this opportunity and apply today!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSEs, including English and maths (Grade A*- C / 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session: Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus.  This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.  As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216.       Qualification checks: By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.     The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £5.28 per hour from April 2023 but many employers pay more than this. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Driven by our mission to use innovation to prosper the community, we are passionate about challenging traditional methods and going above and beyond to deliver unrivalled service. We have grown 20%+ year after year for nearly two decades and are now the dominant Balcony Specialist in the UK Market. We are passionate about the people that join us. Our aim is to ensure you enjoy your work with us - that you thrive and grow in the role, rather than just get by. You could be joining a business that uses success to give back and support others with charitable initiatives and donations all year long. If you are simply looking for another job – don’t apply. If you are looking for the best opportunity for you and your future career – that is a different matter. Please apply now.







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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


Joshua Harris


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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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