A fantastic apprentice opportunity has arisen for someone wanting to kick start a career in finance, at a market-leading company – Pacifica Group Limited. Working within their busy finance team, the apprentice will be part of a friendly and professional team and will enjoy a varied and rewarding role.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; 9am - 5pm Breaks to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Apprentice at Pacifica Group Limited, based in Houghton Le Spring. The role will be within the company’s busy finance team, and the ideal candidate should have the ability to maintain a calm, pragmatic approach under pressure. Accuracy will also be of the utmost importance, and the apprentice will need to have an unwavering eye for detail and be analytically minded.

Main duties will include:

·        Analysing Data

·        Identifying trends / patterns / anomalies

·        Reconciliation of supplier statements

·        Financial data report preparation

·        Daily reconciliation of bank accounts

·        Accounts receivable – invoicing, credit control, and collections

·        Purchase Ledger – processing invoices and managing supplier queries

·        Use of accountancy software (Exchequer)

·        Raising invoices

·        Using Clients portal to invoice

·        Liaising with Clients, Departmental Managers and Engineers

·        Updating the computer system Filing

·        Assisting with telephone / email queries                       

Good IT skills are essential for this role (especially Word, Excel, Outlook and MS Office).

This list of duties is not exhaustive and other tasks may be required.

Probationary period applies.

The training you will be getting

Accounts/Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Applicants should be keen to develop a career in accountancy and be able to attend weekly day release sessions for the Accounts Level 2 Apprenticeship at Access Training on Team Valley, Gateshead.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The apprentice will work towards a professional apprenticeship standard Accounts Level 2 and will have the opportunity to progress onto higher qualifications.

Progression opportunities would be available after completion of the programme as the company are a growing business acquiring new companies (3 in the past 12 months).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience, Smart and Presentable, Excellent interpersonal skills


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

Things to consider

Applicants should be keen to develop a career in accountancy and be able to attend weekly day release sessions for the Accounts Level 2 Apprenticeship at Access Training on Team Valley, Gateshead. Please ensure you can travel to Houghton Le Spring for a 9.00am start.

About the employer

Founded in 2003 and united under the Pacifica brand two years later, the company has grown to become the largest domestic support services provider in the UK and a trusted name across Europe. With a reputation for excellence and a core resource of directly employed, experienced engineers, sales and support staff, their service offer includes repairs in and out of guarantee, warranty products, spares warehousing and product placement.




Pacifica House Rainton Business Park

Houghton Le Spring


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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

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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