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Finance Business Administrator Apprentice

Welsh Government
Gower Chemicals Ltd Gower Chemicals Ltd Crymlyn Burrows SA1 8PT
£4.81 per hour
Closing date
30 May 2022

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


Gower Chemicals is a well-established chemical manufacturing and distribution Company that specialises in high-hazard chemicals and refrigerant repacking.

At Gower we take pride in the quality of our service.

We now have a great opportunity for an apprentice to work within the finance business administration team. The role will vary from day to day, and the key functions will be to assist the Finance Controller and Operations Team with the day-to-day administration of the business.

Duties will include:
• Data entry for the accounts payable invoices.
• Maintain the office filing/archiving system in both hard and electronic format.
• Raise invoices/statements and assist with the credit control process.
• Reconciliation of the cashbook.
• Processing of Sales orders.
• Management and distribution of incoming post.
• Answering incoming calls, routing to the correct contact within the business, taking messages and dealing with enquiries as required.
• Greet visitors to the office in a professional manner, and provide refreshments if/when appropriate.
• Provide holiday cover for various areas of the business as required.

Additional information

This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving company who will support you through your AAT qualification level 2, 3, or 4 depending on previous experience.



• Flexible
• Able to prioritise workload
• Excellent communication skills
• Proactive
• Personable & friendly
• IT proficient and accurate
• Keen to learn
• Attention to detail


• GCSE C Grade or higher in Maths and English are essential
• Candidate must already be studying for an appropriate accounting/business qualification such as A-level Accounts, AAT Level 2 or 3 etc.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Gower College Swansea

AAT level 2, 3 or 4 depending on previous qualifications or experience.

About the employer

Gower Chemicals Ltd Gower Chemicals Ltd
Crymlyn Burrows


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

Face to face at their offices.


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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