CIMA Finance Graduate Apprentice 2 Sisters Food Group

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 7 apprenticeship with 2 Sisters Food Group and Kaplan. You will be dealing with Financial Accounting and Reporting as well as Financial Planning and Analysis whilst working towards the CIMA qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Finance plays a huge part in 2 Sisters and our Graduate Scheme offers you the opportunity to understand the scale and complexity around finance for one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers. You will be given real projects and be empowered to make real decisions by rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck into life at 2 Sisters.

You will have a number of placements across the scheme, enabling you to gain experience across a broad spectrum of Finance.
These areas include:

  • Commercial Finance
  • Operations Finance
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

You will have exposure to people at all different levels and learn from some of the best in the industry. We will support you right from the start as well as giving you a structured development plan. You will also be partnered with a mentor and a coach who will be with you every step of the way.

The training you will be getting

  • Accounting And Taxation Professional Apprenticeship Level 7 qualification.
  • If you’re looking to develop your accountancy skills to lead finance departments or provide management accounting consultancy, CIMA is your ticket.
  • CIMA is split into Certificate, a standalone ‘beginner’ qualification, and Professional, which is split into three levels: Operational, Management, and Strategic.
  • The Certificate in Business Accounting is your starting point if you're new to accountancy. You'll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity.
  • Operational teaches you about organisational management, costs and analysis used in production, and financial reporting and taxation.
  • Management equips you with the skills to perform advanced management accounting and advanced financial reporting tasks.
  • Strategic develops your leadership and strategic management abilities, and teaches you about risk management and financial strategy.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The scheme is a three-year placement starting in September 2024. We will be proactively working with you throughout the three-years to secure your permanent role with 2 Sisters at the end of the three years. We invest a lot in your development and endeavour to offer every Graduate who meets the required standards a permanent role, subject to business needs.

We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work. We see our Graduates driving innovation and change and using their ideas to help shape our future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Basic Maths (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Standard English (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
Other Degree (Grade 2:1) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: Starting salary of £27k per annum with 6 month salary reviews, subject to passing exams and meeting set objectives You will have access to a qualified coach, mentor and a buddy. Regular reviews and 121s with your line manager. Unique Personal Development Plan to support your learning. We will support and fund your CIMA qualification right from the start. Development Days to build your confidence, network and performance. Exposure and opportunity to meet our Senior Management Team. Build a strong network with our current and former Graduates across our schemes. Additionally, you will be supported to complete our internal LEAD Management Development Programme, which will help you to further develop your management and leadership skills.

About the employer

We are a leading UK food company and we’re truly proud of the role we play in helping to feed the nation. Together with 14,000 of our colleagues, we’re fanatical about food. From chicken to curries, from pizzas to pies - we’re on a mission to deliver great quality and innovative meal ideas each and every day.


2 Sisters Food Group



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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

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jul 2024