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Finance Apprentice

1 Principal Place, Worship Street, EC2A 2FA
£30,992.00 annually
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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What will the apprentice be doing?

Where you start with Amazon doesn't determine the course of your career, so many of our apprentices develop themselves beyond their wildest imaginations and we truly value early talent and your thoughts, ideas and contributions. Within your role you'll be encouraged to, and inspired to, make an impact developing skills for life throughout.

The apprenticeship combines working, earning a full-time salary, with fully funded part-time education. This will give you the opportunity to gain a Level 7 Accountancy/ Taxation Professional Apprenticeship standard and certification from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) with the advantage of gaining relevant work-life skills.

This 36 month programme teaches you how to provide strategic advice to business partners, support the financial statement process and drive business projects. A career as an Accountancy or taxation professional can be diverse and challenging; it's not just about putting numbers into a spreadsheet, it's using technical knowledge, skills and experience to lead organisations and people to make responsible and sustainable financial decisions.

You will learn the following:
  • How to perform financial analysis, solve complex problems and represent your team in wider business projects.
  • You'll develop your professional network, gain exposure to senior leaders and learn from the best in the business.
  • Comprehensive introduction to the world of finance and the chance to obtain industry-recognized qualifications whilst working alongside experienced professionals.

This role will require you to have strong numerical skills, communication skills and a good attention to detail. You will be working in a fast-paced environment and working to deadlines.

Alongside extensive development of your technical skills, you will also grow your abilities in crucial complementary areas like organization, prioritization, data and problem-solving techniques, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills.

You'll need to have a bias for action, the ambition to deliver results and collaborate and build trust, with an overarching passion to learn and be curious. To be a success, you will need to be committed to your own development and be prepared to make the most of the opportunities, practical experience and qualifications given to you. In return we provide first class on the job coaching, specialist partner training and unparalleled experiences working within a diverse, innovative environment where you will be challenged to excel and positively contribute.

At Amazon we strive to be the Earth's most customer-centric company, we put our customers first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. We have a passion for invention, drive a commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Working here means being entrepreneurial, being customer obsessed, thinking big and challenging the status quo, whilst working collaboratively to make the impossible a reality. Trust and empowerment are paramount to the way we work - it's what allows us to do things differently as well as be bold and creative.

We're passionate about our vision and values-lead culture which is governed by our leadership principles and we are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we're building a truly inclusive workplace where all our colleagues have the chance to make a real difference.

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

As well as learning to be a Finance/Accounting professional you will work towards the Level 7 Accountancy/Taxation apprenticeship standard and certification from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Training will be delivered in a mix of remote and face-to-face sessions. Each week Apprentices will be allocated time away from their day to day roles to work on their Apprenticeship studies. You will spend approximately 80% of your working week learning from skilled members of the team whilst supporting learning on the job.

The apprenticeship will run for 36 months, at the end of which you will be eligible to apply for higher roles in relevant teams within Amazon or anywhere in the industry. This is the ideal opportunity to get valuable work-experience at Amazon, as well as gaining a relevant qualification funded by Amazon.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will work alongside the team, supporting with day to day tasks learning how Amazon works and delivers for its customers. As your knowledge and skills increase over the duration of the scheme you will have opportunities to be part of and lead projects, making a difference for customers. The on the job experience will help you build a portfolio of evidence towards your apprenticeship. You will be given dedicated time to focus on your studies to help you stay on track and work towards successfully completing your qualification(s). On completion, you can go on to higher roles in the Finance teams with Amazon or anywhere in the industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9 (A-C) or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A levels (Grade BBC (minimum) or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

This position will be based in a Corporate Office.

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