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Finance Apprentice Cheshire College South and West - Ellesmere Port

Cheshire College is looking to appoint a Level 2 Apprentice within our Finance department. The apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to continually develop skills and knowledge whilst assisting in the provision of a quality support service for learners, visitors, customers and staff.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    Benefits include 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and • Access to world-class facilities • Extensive upskilling opportunities • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon

    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 - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.40pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the effective and efficient operation of the Finance department
  • Showing initiative in planning and organising allocated tasks
  • Enter, retrieve and print data in a database
  • Become an effective member of the Purchase Ledger team
  • Provide excellent and effective customer service
  • Communicate information in person in addition to using telephone, letter and e-mail
  • Set up and maintain spreadsheets
  • Photocopy, present and distribute complex documents
  • Produce and distribute mail merge documents
  • Prepare and print documents using information technology
  • Record store and supply information using paper-based filing systems 
  • Respond to internal and external telephone enquiries
  • Participate in College enrolment days, open days and other similar events
  • Attend appropriate meetings, take notes and action recommendations

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

During your apprenticeship you will attend college once a week as a student, to achieve the professional accounts qualification, AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2). By the end of the apprenticehip it is expected that you will complete the Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship standard at level 2.

In addition to attending classes in college, you will also receive the suport of a vocationally competent assessor and a workplace mentor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of this apprenticeship may lead to other opportunities in the college and to a long term career in accountancy. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Competent in Microsoft Office, Self Motivated, Willing to Learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

If a career in accountancy is of interest this could be the opportunity you are looking for. The level 2 apprenticeship can be a platform from which you can progress on to higher level apprenticeships in this field. Interviews will be held at our Ellesmere Port campus on 10th August.

About the employer

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region, offering exciting opportunities to over 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices, who all have access to world-class facilities as a result of a £120m investment in the latest technology and real working environments, at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester. Cheshire College is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, which provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study, encouraging them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy. There is a fantastic atmosphere at our three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing an environment to get involved in exciting activities and an opportunities for learners to make new friends. Ellesmere Port Campus Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Ellesmere Port Campus boasts: • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy; • Mock aircraft cabin; • Fitness gym; • Hair, beauty and barbering salons; and • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops. Cheshire College South and West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure.


Cheshire College South and West - Ellesmere Port


Ellesmere Port Campus

Off Sutton Way

Ellesmere Port

CH65 7BF

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Training provider



Claire Garner

07384 876216

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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