Apprentice Finance Assistant

Exciting opportunity to develop and expand your finance and accounting knowledge and skills with a Level 2 Apprenticeship!

Working directly with the Finance Manager in our Plymouth City Centre office, you will help support our teaching teams with a range of financial administration that will really help kick start your accountancy career.

Salary: £10,140 per annum

Hours: 34 hours per week (including weekly day-release for training)

The Job Role:

The job role here at ATL is quite diverse, so you’ll get a really useful range of experience. Full on-the-job training will be given and you will be mentored by an experienced Manager, with additional support from the rest of our friendly Central Services team, whilst you learn how to:

  • Raise and code sales and purchase invoices
  • Analyse departmental budgets
  • Maintain and accounting system (Sage)
  • Manage debtors and creditors, including weekly payruns and credit control
  • Process bank reconciliations
  • Handle petty cash
  • Process staff expenses and travel claims
  • Manage student funding streams

We’ll support you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience as you work towards your Level 2 Accountancy qualification.

Progression opportunities may include advanced and higher apprenticeships and with experience, you could become a senior finance assistant, apply for a higher-level finance officer role or train to become an accountant.

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Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience


  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) essential
  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) desirable


Application by CV and supporting statement quoting reference FIN/APP/0323


Closing date: 31 March 2023