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Finance Apprentice

Welsh Government
Gwynedd Council - Shirehall Street LL55 1SH
National minimum wage
Closing date
4 Jun 2022

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Business / Management
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
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About the apprenticeship


As an Apprentice in finance you will have various experiences within the Finance Department and see all the services we provide, including:
- Opportunity to develop finance and accounting skills
- Understand the principles of funding, financial management and accounting in a local authority
- Understanding budgetary / financial techniques
- Understanding and use of financial and fiscal systems
- An understanding of the areas of expenditure within the Council
- An understanding of the latest developments in finance
- Understanding of financial regulations
- Experience of the annual budgeting cycle
- Experience of closing the Council's annual accounts



- Show the appropriate behaviour and attitude

- Show commitment to work or project

- Working as part of a team

- Communicating with confidence

- Commitment to learning

- Understand what is required to work for the council


Qualified to at least level 2 meeting the following requirements:

• 4 GCSEs grade D or above (grade C or above in mathematics)
• Level 2 vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC First Level 2 Diploma)

For your information, any combination of qualifications with an equivalent grade will be acceptable


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

AAT Accountancy (Level 2, 3 and 4)

About the employer

Gwynedd Council - Shirehall Street

LL55 1SH

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

A recruitment centre will be held on 23.06.22 The recruitment centre will run over a day The centre will be a combination of tasks and questions The centre will be run online


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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