Finance Apprentice FD WORKS LIMITED

We are looking for a someone with a growth mindset, who’s ready to get stuck in and work collaboratively. We value a positive attitude and only work with nice people. If you’re looking for a place where you’ll have the freedom to shape your career, make your own decisions and have a real impact on the success of the business, then keep reading.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    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 9.00am - 5.30pm although flexi time is available.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249709

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You’ll be working directly with clients, using your judgement and expertise to help them to understand the story behind their numbers and make business decisions
  • Carry out a range of tasks such as bookkeeping, payment runs and VAT returns
  • Monitoring reports to ensure a high level of accuracy, and offering your insights of where improvements could be made
  • Supporting a portfolio of clients, from high fashion to tech agencies using Xero
  • Communicating openly and honestly with the team both internally and externally at every level, and willingly sharing ideas to improve the business
  • Working within a team to ensure that deadlines are met and work is prioritses accordingly. 

The training you will be getting

You'll complete the Association of Accounting Technicians Level 3 Accounts Assistant qualification over the course of 12-14 months. 

This will be completed in partnership with our training provider, First Intuition. You'll spend 20% of your time, or one day a week on studying, with any extra time off needed for exams. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You'll have the freedom to drive your own career. Once you've completed your AAT Level 3, you'll move onto Level 4, and then have the opportunity to complete a Chartered Accountant qualification.

But the opportunities don't stop there. If there is an aspect of the business that you enjoy, then you will be free to explore it. If this requires more training then we are happy to invest. Whether it's technical (eg. coding) or soft skills (eg. coaching), you'll only be limited by your own ambition.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C) Desired

Things to consider

We're a self managed business. This means you'll be trusted to manage your work and make decisions. This comes with a higher level of responsibility but you'll also have a direct impact on the success of the business. The office is based on Greenway Farm, Wick, so please ensure you can attend the office regularly and reliably.

About the employer

We empower SME founder’s to embrace their numbers and make bold business decisions. We love working with ambitious business owners, who value our expert insights, and are ready to make big moves. The team is made up of a mix of experienced professionals and new-to-the-industry apprentices - but we all have a voice in the business and take control of our role within it. We’re always up for a challenge and are constantly looking for ways to improve and grow.

Employer

FD WORKS LIMITED

Address

Unit 14 Greenway Farm

Bristol

BS30 5RL

Contact

Liz Jones

liz.jones@fd-works.co.uk

01454300999

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Training

Training provider

FIRST INTUITION BRISTOL LIMITED

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

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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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