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Finance Higher Apprentice

Highbridge, TA9 4JU
£17,500. Increasing to £19,500 in Year 2
Closing date
2 Nov 2023

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FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months

Job Details

What will the apprentice be doing?

Bakkavor's Finance Apprenticeship provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in real jobs, alongside supportive training and mentoring. The Higher programme focusses on Management Accounting.

What will the apprentice be doing?

If you have a passion for numbers and want to understand how our finance teams help us to be the world's leading fresh food manufacturer, alongside gaining an internationally recognised qualification then this is the place for you.

  • You will learn how to enter accounting transactions, perform a reconciliation, correct errors and produce a range of reports using a computerised accounting system.
  • You will learn the basic elements of double entry bookkeeping and understand what is required to draft final accounts.
  • You will gain an understanding of basic tax principles in order to apply current regulations to calculate VAT and submit a VAT return.
  • You will have responsibility for creating and/or verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information to meet relevant ethical, professional, and legal standards.

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

You can expect to attain the Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets the we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us.
  • Future career aspirations could be Assistant Financial Accountant, Assistant Management Accountant, Business Tax Assistant, Senior Financial Officer to name a few.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative


  • GCSE or equivalent in English and maths + three others (Grade A* - C or 9 - 5) essential
  • A Level or equivalent any subject: 3 A Levels (Grade A*- C) essential

Expected apprenticeship duration: 2 years

Apprenticeship Standard: Assistant Accountant Level 3 (A level)

Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level 3 (A level)

Training provider: HTFT Partnership Limited

Expected start date: 04 Sep 2023

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

Salary: £17,500 for Year 1, increases to £19,500 for Year 2


We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

Company info
5th Floor, 8 Mortimer Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

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