Finance Apprentice Telford College

Are you a motivated and enthusiastic individual with an interest in Finance? The Finance Apprentice will assist in providing a Finance service to internal and external customers. You will cover a wide variety of tasks such as income, payroll, supplier payments and accounting. The apprentice will gain experience across all of these functions.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 Thursday 8:30 am until 5 pm. Friday 8:30 until 4:30 pm One hour unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Finance duties
  • Create and email out purchase orders
  • Scan and upload purchase invoices
  • Process purchase ledger invoices
  • Process petty cash claims
  • Process staff travel claims
  • Process payments to suppliers
  • Check and reconcile supplier statements 
  • Investigate and resolve supplier queries
  • Assist with employer incentive payments
  • Give assistance at college functions such as open evenings (December, February,
  • March and June). This may include some weekends or evening work and include working off-site

The training you will be getting

  • Accounts or finance assistant Level 2
  • One day a week at Telford College for learning sessions
  • Mentor onsite 
  • Regular assessor sites 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You may look at progressing to a Level 3 Accounts Assistant with support from the apprenticeship team. 

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2/E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2/E) Essential

Things to consider

Consider working in the College environment and understand safeguarding and professionalism.

About the employer

Telford College was formed in 2017 from the merger of Telford College of Arts and Technology, and New College Telford. Our lively and supportive campus has been purpose-built to offer one of the widest ranges of course choices anywhere in the region – from academic and vocational to apprenticeships, and much more. A level students are based in a £2.5 million 7th Form centre which also houses a suite of virtual and augmented reality technology. Technical students, meanwhile, can take advantage of industry-standard training facilities such as: A £3.5 million Automotive Centre A £2.5 million Construction Centre A £3 million Discovery Centre with a Computer Aided Design suite, welding bays, milling stations, robotics and computer numerical control machines. A £2.5 million Creative Hub equipped with Apple Macs, art and design studios, media suites, print room, dark rooms and gallery space Music students can also fine tune their skills in two top-level recording studios. Sports facilities are second to none, and include a double sized sports hall for badminton, basketball and netball, an indoor 3G football pitch for football and rugby, and an outdoor 3G all-weather pitch. We also have a fully functioning restaurant, The Orange Tree, staffed by our catering students, and a hair and beauty salon, The Retreat, where students conduct treatments under the watchful eye of our tutors, and welcome members of the public to enjoy a range of treatments.  And when you’re not learning, you can relax in our ultra-modern Rendezvous zone which includes a Starbucks franchise. OUR VISION Each academic year, Telford College plans to engage with more than 2,000 young people in college-based programmes, plus more than 700 apprentices and over 3,000 adult learners. A particular priority is to help students living in deprived areas – more than 40% of the college’s young people and 45% of its adult learners live in areas which are officially classed as deprived. For every £1 of Government funding, Telford College’s A level, apprenticeship and higher education courses generate a return of more than £25 to the local economy – and collaboration with local employers is at the heart of everything we do. Our growing range of Employer Hubs are already strengthening these links, and opening up exciting new career opportunities for students. We are proud to be named among the top 25% of providers nationally, with 96% of our students receiving offers from their first-choice university.


Telford College


Haybridge Road




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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


Charlotte Bostock


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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