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Salary Working week & Location
Interview Dtae

Starting salary £17,082.75

37 hours per week to include attendance at Eastleigh College

Winchester City Council, Colebrook St, Winchester SO23 9LJ

Monday 5th of June 2023
Apprenticeship level
Apprenticeship Title
Closing Date
Level 2 OR Level 3, depending on experience 

Exchequer Services Apprentice

Sunday 21st of May 2023

Job Description:

Salary: Starting salary £17,082.75

Work Location: Winchester City Council, Colebrook St, Winchester SO23 9LJ

Hours: 37 hours per week to include attendance at Eastleigh College

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 21st of May 2023

Interview Date: Monday 5th of June 2023

Are you interested in gaining experience in aspects of financial services? Do you want to work in a challenging environment where commitment to customer care and quality of service is of the highest importance? Are you flexible, able to work unsupervised and as part of a team dealing with the efficient processing of customer invoices?

Who we are looking for: 

We are seeking a motivated and organised individual to join our Finance Team who takes pride in their work and possess a can do attitude.

Winchester City Council’s apprenticeship scheme offers a valuable alternative career path to full time college or university study, with the aim of developing well-rounded, Exchequer Assistants with transferable skills and valuable work experience in the public sector.

Apprenticeship Overview: 

This is an Exchequer Services Assistant role, beginning with a 15-18 month Apprenticeship programme, at the end of which you will have learned to work flexibly across multitude tasks, contributing to and supporting the delivery of a high-quality finance service.

Winchester City Council’s apprenticeship scheme is a great way to gain valuable work experience while working towards a recognised qualification. Your time will be spent studying at Eastleigh College and working within the Finance Team where you will have the opportunity to put your new skills to the test and learn about this diverse areas of our business. The council will fully support you in your learning and ‘off the job’ training.

Depending on your current level of qualifications you will study:

Level 2 Finance Assistant to achieve AAT2 (with the opportunity to progress to Level 3)

or Level 3 Assistant Accountant if you are already AAT2 qualified.

Further information on the apprenticeships available can be found below:

Level 2 Finance Assistant Apprenticeship 
Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship 

What we can offer: 

The Council’s offices are in the heart of the Cathedral City of Winchester, the ancient capital of England and the county town of Hampshire.  The city itself is a major tourist destination attracting 5 million visitors a year, hosting many events including the Hat Fair, Boomtown Music Festival, Cycle Fest and the hugely popular Christmas Market.

Winchester City Council serves a large district which spans 250 square miles of central Hampshire with a population of 122,000 residents. There are bustling market towns, each with their own distinct characters, and Whitely with its state-of-the-art shopping and leisure facilities.  We are also the official gateway to the South Downs National Park with its quiet hamlets and beautiful countryside.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, including:

  • 26 days annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent working environment

Some working from home may be available after an initial induction period by mutual agreement.

The cost of your course will be fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy with no cost to yourself.

Qualification Requirements: 

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or higher including Maths and English (for Level 2 Apprenticeship)

Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Team Working, Organisation Skills

Skills & Requirements: 

  • Have an interest in Finance
  • Respect confidentiality
  • Be willing to undertake a comprehensive study programme as set by Eastleigh College
  • Enthusiasm to work
  • Good time keeping
  • Good team work ethic
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good at listening and working on advice
  • Adhere to council policies
  • IT literate – knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook

Note: You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject. Further note, prior relevant experience may be considered.

The Employer: 

Winchester City Council 

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