Apprenticeship (Finance Support Officer) - Corporate Services, Finance
Please note this post will be based in Foss House, 1-2 Peasholme Green, Kings Pool, York YO1 7PX.
About the job
As a CPS Apprentice you'll work as an employee, alongside experienced members of staff, whilst learning through regular assessments in your workplace.
The Apprenticeship vacancy is for a 12 month period, involving a structured training programme, leading to a recognised NVQ qualification. The apprenticeship programme provides the opportunity to learn at a pace that is suitable to you while being supported by a mentor and your colleagues.
The Civil Service is aiming to ensure that its workforce reflects the society which we serve in all aspects of diversity.
While apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over, our apprenticeship scheme is mainly targeted towards young people aged 16 - 24. Please note that this does not disqualify you applying if you are aged 24 and over.
Please note that if you if you currently hold or are working towards a Business Admin Qualification at a grade of NVQ Level 2 or higher, or if you hold or are working towards a similar qualification of the same level, then you will not be eligible to apply for this vacancy. In order to be eligible for our apprenticeship vacancy any qualifications previously held or currently being worked towards must have been achieved in a different sector/subject in order to show personal progression.
If you are currently studying at university and/or are claiming funding for a degree you are not eligible to apply.
If you apply and are found to possess the above; your application will not be considered, any offer of employment will be withdrawn or your contract will be terminated.
For further information on how to apply, please see the Candidate Information pack at the bottom of this page and for a full Job Description and Person Specification please refer to the Additional Information document.
Please note excess fares will not apply.
Please note, if you are a current civil servant and you are currently undergoing any of the following formal actions your application will not be progressed any further;
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Candidates who are recommended by the selection panel but not appointed to the current vacancy will be placed on a waiting list for 12 months and may be offered another post should any further vacancies for an Apprenticeship (Finance Support Officer) arise in this Area during this period.
This is a full time post. However, requests for flexible, part-time working and job share will be considered, taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department.
Please note if you are applying on transfer from another government department, any move across the Civil Service on or after 6 April 2018 may have implications on an employee's ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
More information about the new Tax Free Childcare Scheme can be found on
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .
If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .
Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
If you have any queries please contact Nicholas Mallon on or
Please note that the CPS Strategic Resourcing calling hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Sift/interview dates and location
The recruitment process will consist of an online application, on-line Verbal and Numerical Reasoning tests and an interview which will be held week commencing 04 February 2019 at Foss House, 1-2 Peasholme Green, Kings Pool, York YO1 7PX.
You should keep this week free or notify us if you are not available. We will make every effort to accommodate you in your preference for dates; however we cannot guarantee that they will be met.
Customer facing roles in the CPS require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.
From April 2018, the CPS will provide a Fair Processing Notice (FPN) to all new applicants after they have been successful at interview. These candidates will be informed that, as one aspect of pre-employment screening, their personal details - name, National Insurance Number and date of birth - will be checked against the Internal Fraud Database (IFD) and that anyone included on the IFD will be refused employment unless they can demonstrate exceptional circumstances.
The Strategic Resourcing team in the CPS will, on behalf of the vacancy holder, inform applicants when they are refused employment because of their inclusion in the IFD.
Feedback will not be provided until the vacancy is complete
If you are dissatisfied with the recruitment process and wish to make a complaint, please contact with your concerns.
If you remain dissatisfied and wish to make a further complaint, please click on the following link to the Civil Service Commissioners complaints page
Civil Service Commissioners Recruitment Principles can be found here -
Details of the Civil Service Nationality Rules are located at:
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements. For the most up-to-date information on the requirements of working in the UK, please go to the UK Visas and Immigration website: