Apprentice Finance Administration Assistant Mansfield District Council

Are you interested in working in a busy finance team and being involved in all aspects of the work we do in the Council? Are you enthusiastic, organised with good attention to detail? If so, then this may be the apprenticeship for you! The successful candidate will work within the Finance Team at Mansfield District Council.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    6 months at Apprenticeship rate (£6.40), followed by National Minimum Wage rate (dependent on age) for the remainder of the Apprenticeship.

    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 Monday to Friday (with lunch break not paid)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To support colleagues developing skills and knowledge required to assist with Finance Department processes and procedures.
To develop skills, knowledge and behaviours in general office administration tasks including arranging meetings, taking minutes, filing and data input.
To develop skills and knowledge of Accountancy, Creditors, Debtors and Budgeting processes
To develop skills required to process ledger transactions and collate data in spreadsheets
To develop the required skills and knowledge to make follow up calls and written communications where necessary
To undertake all aspects of Finance service gaining and developing an understanding of business processes and the ‘hands on’ approach of excellent service delivery.
To comply with Information Security and Data Protection policy and principles.
To undertake any other tasks as agreed with the Finance Department Team Leaders.
Operate according to the Council’s corporate values and codes of behaviour.
Ensure that at all times all Health & Safety legislative requirements are met; that the Council’s Health & Safety Policy, its arrangements and procedures are implemented. This includes, where applicable, taking responsibility for personal health and safety and having regard to other persons affected by the performance of the duties of the post; ensuring that risk management objectives are delivered and other risk management activities are effectively implemented and monitored.
Exercise proper care in handling, operating or safeguarding any equipment, vehicle or appliance provided, used or issued for the performance of the duties of the post.
Have a commitment to and understanding of the Council’s approach to equality and diversity and promote and deliver fair, sensitive and quality services.
Comply with all relevant Council policies and procedures including code of conduct, financial regulations, HR policies / procedures, Data Protection, Freedom of Information Act and ICT Codes of Practice.
Adhere to relevant working practices, methods and procedures including undertaking relevant training and development as required and respond positively to new and alternative ways of working.
Carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of the post.
Engage with digital models of service delivery and support the implementation of digital working methods.
Manage and / or use resources in ways that ensure value for money and support the commercialism agenda.
Demonstrate a commitment to the delivery of excellent service for all customers and service users.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This is a work based programme which means that all of your learning will take place on the site of your employment and within your contracted working hours. We host supporting workshops regularly throughout the apprenticeship which you can attend in person at our Derby Road campus or virtually via Microsoft Teams.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Mansfield District Council are committed to offering permenant employment after an apprenticeship wherever possible, alongside ongoing training to ensure your skill set remains relevant to the post.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Mansfield District Council provides a wide range of services across the district . By joining us you will be helping to contribute towards making the Mansfield district a better place to work and live. The Council's vision is to create a more positive image of the area of Mansfield district to develop people, businesses and investment in the area. We also want to improve confidence, pride and dignity so that everyone can enjoy a good quality of life in their neighbourhoods and communities.


Mansfield District Council


Civic Centre

Chesterfield Road South


NG19 7BH

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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



01623 900632

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

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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