Finance Assistant Apprenticeship HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT AIR AMBULANCE

Start your Finance career with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance by gaining a Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship whilst working in a varied role as part of their small, supportive Finance team.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A higher starting salary (up to £16,770 per year) will be considered for those who already have relevant experience and skills.

    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 to Friday 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main purpose of the role: 

To support the Finance Department with a variety of accounting duties.  The role will be varied and develop over time as the employee develops new skills and knowledge in line with apprenticeship scheme requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Processing purchase ledger including assisting with raising purchase orders.
  • Supplier reconciliations and handling supplier queries.
  • Assisting and overseeing general finance admin, record keeping and filing
  • Assisting with administration of floats to staff and volunteers
  • Assisting and oversight of weekly cash counting process including taking a lead role in addressing any issues
  • Processing monthly stock updates (changes in physical stock and updating records on the accounting system)
  • Assisting with standard journals
  • Assisting Finance Manager with year-end preparations
  • Proactively identify processes that could be improved and participate in their development

Some flexibility in this role will be expected to support other tasks as requested by your line manager particularly where workload allows time to compliment work on the taught course to aid understanding and development of apprentice practically.

The training you will be getting

You will complete a Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship through South Hampshire College Group which has sites in Fareham and Eastleigh (Southampton).

Formal training at the College will be by day release, one day a week. Example of mandatory qualification: AAT level 2 or equivalent

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You could work as a Finance Assistant or Administrator after achieving this Level 2 Apprenticeship.

The organisation may consider supporting you to continue in your apprenticeship qualification and achieve a Level 3 Accountant Assistant Apprenticeship after successful completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship.

If you continue with your qualifications and work experience you could achieve a career as a Finance Officer or Finance Manager in the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

Your role will be office based and involve working in a small team. You must be able to get to the office at F4, Adanac Drive, Adanac Park, Nursling, Southampton, SO16 0BT reliably by 9am each working day and attend college on all required days. We expect all members of the team to be hard working, positive and reliable team players.

About the employer

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced Critical Care Team to sick and injured people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most. Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents.







SO16 0BT


Natalie Crates

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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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