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Apprentice Commercial Finance Analyst

Weston Road, Crewe, CW1 6BP
£22,000.00 annually
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Business / Management
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager - Trading, this role offers opportunities for commercial experience, influencing decision making, cross functional working and exposure to senior management. This role sits across both our Bestway Retail business units providing support for both Crewe and York based departments.

The role suits a commercially minded finance or analyst professional, who is excited by the opportunity of joining a successful business at a pivotal time in its growth. For a dynamic and self-motivated individual, this role offers exceptional opportunities to develop stakeholder management and commercial finance experience in industry.

  • Trading Sales and Margin reporting
  • Supplier Income Rebate Analysis for BRL and CSG
  • Supplier Income Debt reporting
  • Providing insight and commentary on Sales and Margin performance - Weekly and Monthly
  • Supporting Traders with deep-dive analysis
  • Promotional campaign analysis
  • Providing additional adhoc support to Trading teams
  • Retail and Wholesale pricing analysis
  • Provide analytical, forecasting and reporting support to BRL Trading teams in Crewe and York

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

Data Analyst Level 4

20% off the job training with Babington College - online workshops

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent position within the business.

Opportunity to progress into any of the below roles:
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Manager
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Architect
  • Data Scientist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Ability to build relationships, Enthusiastic and robust


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Accountancy (Grade 4/C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Accountancy (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You will have an accountancy qualification or qualified by experience Previous experience in financial modelling Experience in handling large volumes of data with good attention to detail is desirable Proven ability to build productive business relationships with a wide network of finance and non-finance colleagues Strong commercial background, gained either via an industry route (ideally Retail or FMCG sectors)
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