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Apprentice Finance Assistant

Welsh Government
Gravells Gravells Kidwelly Pembrey Road Kidwelly SA17 4TF
£6.56 - £8.91 NMW depending upon age
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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Business / Management
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
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About the apprenticeship


This is an excellent opportunity to work for Gravells car dealerships in their head office in Kidwelly. With 7 dealerships across South Wales the Finance Department is extremely busy and are now looking to recruit for an Apprentice Finance Assistant to join their department.

The role will involve all aspects of Purchase Ledger/Accounts Payable:

Processing high volume and complex invoices onto the Kerridge system

Match, batch and coding invoices to multiple cost centres across the group

Ensuring invoices are authorised before allowing payment

VAT returns

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking their first role within finance. The company will be supporting you through the AAT qualification via Gower College Swansea and can be level 3, or 4 depending upon the individual's previous qualifications.



It is essential to:
Have a keen interest in a career in accountancy.
Excellent numerical skills.
Good IT skills i.e. Microsoft packages, Excel.
Be able to work collaboratively.
Good attention to detail.
Work well under pressure.
Deliver to tight deadlines.


Ideally you will have at least Level 2 AAT qualification or an A' Level in Accounting or equivalent qualification.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

AAT qualification - level 3 or 4

About the employer

Gravells Gravells Kidwelly
Pembrey Road
SA17 4TF

Disability confident

No, we are not 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

Either via Teams or face to face


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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