Do you have an analytical mind and a strong interest in finance? Are you enthusiastic about your work, enjoy collaborating with others and have the skills and ability to communicate with a variety of different audiences? Then read on as we have the job for you!
We invest heavily in our apprentices because we want them to be the future of our business. We are looking for apprentices who are driven, hardworking and demonstrate Orbit's values. If you want to be a part of our vision and want a career in Finance, why not join us and apply for this exciting role?
About Orbit ??? who we are
Orbit is one of the UK's foremost housing groups creating thriving communities within a growing portfolio of over 44,500 affordable and social rent homes largely throughout the Midlands, East and South of England. We manage a portfolio of high quality, sustainable homes to over 100,000 customers in differing stages of life, from first timers to enhanced supported living. For over 50 years we've been a force for positive changes, particularly during the country's continuing housing and residential challenges.
We place our customers at the heart of what we do, continually invest in our communities and creating great places to live, work and play. We work hard, collaboratively with our partners to answer the varied needs of our society supporting our customers' happiness, health and wellbeing. Our vision is to lead in building thriving communities, and we believe everyone is entitled to a good quality home that they can afford in a place that they are proud to live. We're proud to be part of our communities and give back over GBP5 million each year back to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Our Apprenticeship Programme
In our 15 month scheme, you'll be welcomed into a team at Orbit where you'll be supported by your line manager and colleagues as you learn on the job and get the chance to gain an AAT finance certification. Our Apprenticeship Programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills, experience and qualifications you need to secure the job you want, whilst getting paid in full time employment. Although it is our intention to offer you a permanent role at the end of the scheme, Orbit cannot guarantee this, however, the experience and qualifications that you will have gained throughout your time with us will certainly equip you for success in securing a permanent role in your career.
You will also have the chance to work as a team with our other Apprentices and deliver your own project, having a real impact on the organisation. Our former Apprentices have delivered a wellbeing programme for our employees, whereas another Cohort implemented their own ideas on how we, as a business, can recruit, attract and retain the Generation Z workforce; both have proven to be a real success across the business
We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work. You may have just left school, or college, or may be coming to us later on in life, looking to re-train in a new career.
Reporting to the Transactional Services Manager, the role of the Finance Apprentice will be to assist the team in providing an excellent finance service to our customers. You will support the team with tasks such as processing accounting documents and transactions as well as dealing with customers and any finance queries.
As part of the team you will gain experience of Orbit's accounting systems whilst enhancing your skills in finance support and administration. You will learn about the processes and key functions within a busy finance department and develop core skills in customer service.
What We Offer
The scheme is a 15 month placement starting in September 2021. During this time you will gain a Level 3 Apprenticeship.
We offer an excellent flexible benefits package including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership, generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.
Can I Apply?
Entry Requirements for our Apprenticeships are as follows:
Our Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16.
For an Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need 5 GCSE at grades (A*-C/9-4) or equivalent - your Mathematics and English grades must ideally be a Grade B.
Orbit is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.
Prior to formally being offered this role, you will also need to enrol and undertake a 3 day Bookkeeping course with the training provider who delivers this apprenticeship, and must pass the course.
Open Day: 27 May 2021
Closing date for receipt of applications: ???????????????? 13 June 2021
Virtual interviews are to be held via Microsoft Teams on: 25 June 2021
Start date: September 2021
To apply, please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement which must detail why you are interested in the role and why we should consider your application