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We are recruiting for an ambitious, professional, resilient and respectful:

Finance Admin Apprentice

Salary of £20,191 per annum with Local Government Pension Scheme, or £24,754 per annum if accessing full flexible pay options.

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

Benefits to Support Work Life Balance: 28 days annual leave + Bank holidays. Flexible work, holiday and pay options. 


  • To process all Accounts Payable invoicing in a timely and accurate manner, to ensure the College’s financial records are as accurate and up to date.
  • To be main port of call for the purchasing area of PS Financials including responsibility for assisting non-finance staff ensuring purchase orders and purchase invoices are authorised, cleared or removed as necessary.
  • To liaise with College suppliers as and when required to ensure accounts are up to date and issues dealt with.
  • To maintain the administration of the College’s Accounts Payable ledgers including new account set up and preparing supplier payment run.
  • To assist in month end closure by providing reconciled petty cash, mileages, bank reconciliation, accrual list and aged creditor report on a timely basis.
  • To process monthly credit card expenses on accounting system.


  • Highly motivated administrator with a range administration and reporting experience.
  • Experience of an electronic finance system (ideally incorporating a purchase ordering function).
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft IT packages, including Excel (vlook-up, sumif, pivot tables, conditional formatting).
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team and problem solve issues as they arise.
  • Well organised and hold an excellent range of communication skills.


  • Minimum GCSE grade 4 / C in English & Maths or equivalent.
  • Level 2 or above in Business Administration or equivalent (AAT) is desirable.
  • Willingness to work towards relevant qualifications for the post as required.

Ideal attributes of applicant:

  • You will be comfortable talking and engaging with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be a highly organised, collaborative and enthusiastic team player.
  • You will have a keen interest in our industry and willing to undergo further training and development.
  • You will be ambitious and want to drive to maintain our high standards.
  • You are ambitious, professional, respectful and resilient, thriving in a high trust and high performance culture.
  • You can make a significant contribution in our mission to provide excellence and opportunity in both technical and professional education, training and apprenticeships.

Employee Benefits:

  • 28 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Car Charging Points
  • Flexible Pay - Access to LGPS or NEST pension schemes
  • Flexible Holiday - Buy and Sell Holiday options
  • Flexible working - Hybrid delivery/working options
  • Internal service discounts
  • Health & Wellbeing Support Packages

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification