Finance Apprentice Liberty Steels UK

Are you looking to build a career in Finance? Start your career by working towards a Level 2 apprenticeship with Liberty Speciality Steels. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The current rates for our engineering apprenticeships are: Year 1 - £12,148 - Year 2 - £16,323 (aged 21 + will receive 3rd year rate) - Year 3 - £TBC.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - hours to be agreed

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We have an in-house Finance function that supports the Speciality business, covering the full range of Finance activities:

  • Recording transactions
  • Collecting cash
  • Paying suppliers
  • Management reporting
  • Statutory reporting
  • Internal control compliance
  • Banking and treasury

As an apprentice you will spend time learning accounting the basic concepts of transactional accounting which could include activities such as processing payments and investigating purchase orders in our accounts payable team and creating sales invoices and chasing outstanding payments with accounts receivable colleagues.

You may also get involved in reconciling current accounts, calculating and entering costs for individual departments and contributing towards producing final profit and loss and balance sheet accounts for period ends.

From the day you start with this business, your development will begin. You will join the Finance team who will provide you with a training programme as you rotate around different areas of the Finance department. As an apprentice you will be allowed day release to attend college in order to complete the Accountancy Level 2 which includes the AAT qualification.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. Day release at our City Campus, Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL. 

Specific training courses to meet your development needs will be provided throughout the duration of your apprenticeship.

Opportunities may also exist for further FE/HE education, once your apprenticeship is complete.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities may also exist for further FE/HE education, once your apprenticeship is complete.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 4 subjects including English and Maths. (Grade Grade 4/C and above) Essential

Things to consider

Our main Finance Department is based at the Stocksbridge site, however there is potential that this role could be based at the Rotherham site at Aldwark. Confirmation of this will be made upon appointment. The apprenticeship programme offers a range of benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports your professional development. As a Speciality Steels apprentice, you’ll enjoy the same range of benefits as other employees from day one. These include: • Generous paid holiday allowance • Family friendly benefits • Discount schemes • Potential for sponsorship towards professional qualifications

About the employer

LIBERTY Steel UK is the third largest steel manufacturer in the country, with a footprint that covers nine sites across England, Scotland and Wales. It employs nearly 3,000 people and has an annual steel rolling capacity approaching three million tonnes. With steelmaking heritage dating back to 1842, LIBERTY Steel’s sites in the UK have a wealth of expertise thanks to our team of metallurgists, steelmakers, engineers and technicians. Our capabilities range from electric arc, vacuum induction melting, mill processing and value added services. The business manufactures and distributes products supplied mainly into the aerospace, construction, automotive, oil and gas and energy industries domestically and overseas to over 60 countries. The UK business sits within LIBERTY Steel Group, which is the GFG Alliance’s global steel manufacturing arm. With a total rolling capacity exceeding 18 million tonnes it is one of the top 10 producers globally, excluding China. Liberty Steel UK is playing an active role in meeting the group’s global ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030. Its Speciality Steels business in Rotherham uses an electric arc furnace – a less carbon-intensive form of producing steel than blast furnace production – to melt scrap steel for rolling into downstream products for a range of high-specification industries including oil & gas and aerospace. The UK business also has plans to create a GREENSTEEL hub at its Newport site using renewable energy from sister company SIMEC Atlantis’ Uskmouth biomass plant to power a new electric arc furnace.


Liberty Steels UK


7 Fox Valley Way



S36 2JA

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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


Stewart Parsisson

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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