To assist in the financial accounting & control of the UK business units, supporting the needs of General Ledger but also reaching out to the other functions in finance to develop an ‘all round’ understanding of the processes.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Quarterly, Discretionary Bonus • Part of new era in long standing local business

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The main responsibilities include:

  • Manage all Cash books, payments and receipts in timely manner
  • Ensuring full bank and cash reconciliations are completed
  • Assist in VAT preparations, alongside other tax computations
  • General Ledger postings, journals and reconciliations
  • Liaison with Business Unit teams to ensure accurate ledgers and postings
  • Auditor and other external party liaison
  • Other general ledger duties and transactions
  • Form part of wider finance function, understanding end2end processes

The training you will be getting

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential progression to Level 3 once completed. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4 grades) Essential

Things to consider

• 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) • Study leave & support • Westfield Healthcare Plan • Pension • Grab a Steel (employee cashback website) • Gym Discount • O2 Discount • Cycle to Work Scheme

About the employer

Marcegaglia is the leading Italian industrial group in the national and international steel industry, active for over sixty years in the transformation of steel. The company boasts a unique production and business model, a typical expression of Italian family entrepreneurship, capable of combining its operational flexibility with the large presence on the markets, typical of multinationals. Founded by Steno Marcegaglia in 1959 in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (Mantua), the Group is now wholly owned by his children, Antonio and Emma Marcegaglia.






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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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