Finance Higher Apprenticeship - 2017 start

Civil Service Resourcing
27 Sep 2016
27 Sep 2017
Start Date
24 months+

The finance scheme is a structured, bespoke, level-4 apprenticeship programme. As a finance apprentice you’ll gain invaluable experience and skills and set strong foundations for the rest of your career.

The programme also offers a unique opportunity to make a difference, to contribute to strong financial management within government and to help make sure that we deliver value for money for the taxpayer.

What you’ll do

As a finance apprentice you could undertake a number of roles including:

  • finance analyst
  • accounts executive
  • control officer
  • costs budget manager

The placements could involve:

  • leading on producing monthly management reports
  • assisting the financial accounts manager to provide a transactional, reconciliation and reporting service
  • compiling finance instructions for budgets
  • scrutinising and providing financial guidance on business cases
  • collating actual costs
  • being responsible for fixed assets and monthly reporting

Where you’ll work

In 2016, the finance apprenticeship scheme will be running in the following locations:

  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Bristol
  • Corsham
  • Glasgow
  • High Wycombe
  • Leeds / Sheffield
  • London
  • Newcastle
  • Reading
  • Whittington (Staffordshire)
  • Worthing

Depending on which location you choose, finance apprentices work across the country in a range of departments including:

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department of Business, Industry and Skills
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for International Development
  • Rural Payments Agency

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for apprentices who are:

  • curious individuals who ask questions
  • committed to their own career and capability development
  • resilient team players
  • self-motivated with drive and determination


You must have 5 GCSEs, grades A* to C and including English language and maths, or equivalent. (Or you expect to have these qualifications by 31 August 2016.)

You’ll also need to check you meet the general requirements of eligibility, such as age, nationality and residency.

After the apprenticeship

After successfully completing the scheme you’ll have opportunities for promotion across a range of flexible career paths. You could become a key decision maker, partnering the business and shaping the way government works – having involvement in both delivery of front-line services and policies that affect the public.

Once you’ve successfully completed your apprenticeship, you’ll be eligible to apply without a degree for the Fast Stream. This is the Civil Service’s prestigious graduate development programme which prepares participants for leadership roles within the organisation.

Applications open between February and March 2017 but click apply to register your interest now.