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Finance Apprentice

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, Unit 2 Forest View Business Park, Llantrisant Pontyclun CF72 8LX
Salary
£17,842 per year
Closing date
1 Aug 2021

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Specialism
Business / Management
Sector
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

1. To provide Finance administrative support which includes:-
 Receipting and banking cash
 The administration of petty cash for Headquarters
 Station based, monthly petty cash reconciliation
 Supporting supplier payments
 Data entry in Finance Systems
 Gathering data and presenting in an electronic format
 Generating Invoices, Credit Notes etc.
 Providing administrative support for Debt Collection
 Supporting the annual stock take
 Supporting administrative returns
2. To successfully complete AAT Accounting Qualifications Levels 2, 3 and 4
within the required timescales, during the three year Apprenticeship.

Additional information

Alongside their day to day work, the post holder will be expected to achieve the
AAT series of Accounting qualifications during the three year Apprenticeship:
 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2
 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3
 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4
Candidates who wish to be considered cannot already hold a higher or
conflicting qualification in the same subject area or be undertaking any other
government funded qualification.
Please note that where a candidate has yet to receive their GCSE results, they
will be asked to produce projected grades.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Drug and Alcohol Test
prior to an appointment being made.

Requirements

Skills

Experience of using a range of Microsoft
Office Packages, including Word and
Excel*
Ability to speak Welsh
An understanding and respect for others*
Ability to work in line with confidentiality policies
and procedures
Ability to work effectively with others
Commitment to self-development*
Ability to communicate effectively both orally
and in writing to a range of different audiences
Ability to understand, apply and adapt relevant
information in an organized, systematic way.
Ability to adopt a conscientious and
proactive approach to work to achieve
excellent standards*

Qualifications

GCSE Grade C or Above in English and
Mathematics OR Essential Skills Level 2 in
Communication and Application of
Number*

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Apprenticeship Learning Solutions Ltd

Qualification:
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2

About the employer

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, Unit 2
Forest View Business Park, Llantrisant
Pontyclun
CF72 8LX

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Applicants will be required to complete an application through the website link listed. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to confirm the interview arrangements

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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