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Finance Apprentice – Bolton (BL4) – 16229

  • Location: Bolton
  • Salary: 13468
  • Level: 1
07/09/2018 QA integration Bolton BL4 9XX

Finance Apprentice – Bolton (BL4) – 16229

  • Sector: i t telecoms
  • Location: Bolton
  • Salary: 13468
  • Level: 1
Finance Apprentice  – Bolton (BL4) – 16229
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Employer description

Royal Mail has a clear vision to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe and is one of the UK’s largest employers. Achieving our strategy depends on having the best possible talent at all levels in our business, supported by a culture that gives individuals the opportunity to grow and develop. We live our values and take pride in how we do what we do.

If you share our passion and want to help us deliver to c. 30 million addresses across the UK six days a week, you’ll thrive as a Royal Mail Apprentice. Whether you’re working in our Finance team, Fleet Management, Logistics or Operations you’ll be pivotal to the future of Royal Mail.

We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.


Job overview / purpose

Cutting risk, optimising efficiency and driving the company forward: it’s all in a day’s work for our Finance team. They are a key part of Royal Mail and we need keen and bright individuals to help us continue to drive process improvements, support the business and deliver results.

  • Three to four year programme (depending on AAT exemptions) in Bolton
  • Leads to Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualifications Levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Includes a series of project placements.

Key responsibilities

On the programme, you’ll learn about all aspects of managing Royal Mail’s finances. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, asset management to reporting, you’ll gain a broad range of experience at a FTSE 100 organisation while you study towards the industry-recognised AAT qualifications. We’ll give you the opportunities to put that theory into practice. It’s the perfect start to a career in finance

You could work with the award-winning Accounts Receivable team, working directly with customers on a range of activities or in the Accounts Payable team, dealing with vendors and a variety of payment processes. You could also be delivering results through ledger and asset register maintenance, external and internal reporting, including Board reporting and management information to support the business in delivering results. Wherever you are, your work will be varied, challenging and will have a real impact on what we do. We will give you the theoretical and practical foundation for a successful career.

Desired qualities

You don’t need to be an expert before you join us. We’re looking for talented, motivated people who want to develop into successful financial professionals. You will have some analytical and communication skills and a natural business sense that we will help you turn into valuable professional skills.

If you’re looking for variety, challenge and that combination of theory and hands-on work then this is the programme for you.

Desired qualification

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or higher including Maths and English.

Working week

9am – 5pm,

5 days per week,

35 hours per week [average week, will be confirmed with the employer]


£259 per week

Benefits / Future prospects

Pay increases on achievement of AAT qualifications

  • £13,500 per year starting salary rising to £17,000 on passing AAT Level 2 exams
  • £19,000 on passing AAT Level 3 exams
  • £25,579 on passing AAT Level 4 exams and end point assessments
  • Minimum salary £25,579 per year on completion, plus benefits

Important Information

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

Be ready to start work in September 2019.


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