Blue Machinery are the UK's leading material processing and handling solution provider? We provide equipment and services to businesses that build and maintain the UK's infrastructure and to those who support the circular economy. We are seeking an intelligent, hardworking and ambitious individual who has strong aspirations of a career in accounting and finance within a customer facing and fast paced organisation

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Closing date: 14 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

    08.30 - 17.00 (exact days & breaks to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are seeking an intelligent, hardworking and ambitious individual who has strong aspirations of a career in accounting and finance within a customer facing and fast paced organisation. The business will provide strong on the job learning support with the aim of this role growing into a full time, more senior role within the finance team.

The right candidate needs to be:

  • Proactive and intuitive
  • Computer and IT literate
  • Strong problem solver
  • Inquisitive and hungry for new knowledge
  • Willing to get stuck in
  • Hard working
  • Go the extra mile
  • Good exam results, especially in Maths and English
  • Accounting/Finance experience would be nice but not essential

The role will start with the basics of finance administration covering tasks such as, but not limited to:

  • Assisting with supplier invoices and credits into our IT platforms.
  • Raising internal & external invoices and credits in our IT platforms.
  • Supporting finance team with providing Month-end management accounts.
  • Sending Finance reports out to the internal stakeholders.
  • Administration of our IT systems, processing various financial transactions.
  • Any other ad hoc support needed within the finance and operations.  

The business will support a strong candidate with regular performance reviews and if they meet our high expectations, they will be rewarded with more complex tasks and responsibility, exposure to new areas of finance and remunerated accordingly.

The training you will be getting

  • You will complete a Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship which will include Level 2 Book-Keeping Units if you don't already have these
  • Level 3 AAT qualification
  • You will be able to progress onto a Higher Level Apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This is a permanent position, subject to probation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 7) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 7) Essential

Things to consider

25 days holiday, pension, premium private health care, death in service 4x salary, full study support and learning program, lots of fun events inside and outside work We are a fascinating business, selling astounding products in applications that are critical for the economy to run. We won't just have you completing low level admin on the cheap, we will invest time and energy into supporting your ambitions and giving you as much exposure as possible to all aspects of accounting and finance along with other commercial parts of the business. We have an excellent track record with apprentices, all of whom are still working in the business today and will do everything we can to support you both personally and professionally.

About the employer

Blue Machinery Central are a specialist provider of materials processing equipment for the quarrying, waste, recycling and construction industries in the UK.








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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

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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