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Apprentice Finance Assistant

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Gravells 1 Pembrey Road SA17 4TF
Salary
National minimum wage
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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About the apprenticeship

Duties

This is an excellent opportunity to work for Gravells car dealerships in their head office in Kidwelly. With 7 dealerships across South Wales the Finance Department is extremely busy and are now looking to recruit for an Apprentice Finance Assistant to join their department.

The role will involve all aspects of Purchase Ledger/Accounts Payable:
• Invoice processing
• Maintaining the company purchase and sales ledgers
• Processing payments
• Liaising with customers and suppliers
• Basic administrative tasks
• Updating and maintaining procedural documentation
• Banking for the group
• Bank reconciliation

There is the opportunity in the future of supporting the management accountant with additional balance sheet reconciliations and the preparation of the data for the submission of the monthly composites to the car manufacturers.

Additional information

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking their first role within finance. The company will be supporting you through the AAT qualification via Gower College Swansea and can be level 3, or 4 depending upon the individual's previous qualifications.

Requirements

Skills

It is essential to:
• Have a keen interest in a career in accountancy.
• Excellent numerical skills.
• Good IT skills i.e. Microsoft packages, Excel.
• Be able to work collaboratively.
• Good attention to detail.
• Work well under pressure.
• Deliver to tight deadlines.

Qualifications

Ideally you will have at least Level 2 AAT qualification or an A' Level in Accounting or equivalent qualification.

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Gower College Swansea

Qualification:
AAT qualification - level 3 or 4

About the employer

Gravells 1
Pembrey Road

SA17 4TF

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Face to face in the Kidwelly site

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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