Finance Apprentice

Pin icon NG5 Nottingham
Pound Sterling icon £11.44 per hour
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Calendar icon 19 Jun 2024
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This Fire and Rescue Service in Nottinghamshire has a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join their team as a Finance Apprentice!

If you are due to leave education this year or are wanting to give an apprenticeship a go, apply now! The successful candidate will start in September 2024.

Finance Apprentice
Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PP

  • Full time, 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
  • £11.44 per hour
  • FTC (18-24 months)
  • September 2024 start date

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

The successful candidate will assist the Finance Department in providing a high-quality, professional service to employees of the Fire and Rescue Service. 

During the apprenticeship, training will be given for the successful candidate to gain experience in all areas of finance services. This includes processing invoices for payment on the financial system, obtaining authorisation, and processing Petty Cash returns.

The Finance Apprentice will gain experience in:

  • Processing invoices and obtaining payment authorisation
  • Preparing supplier details for the financial system
  • Handling cheques, BACS, and CHAPS payments
  • Managing and reconciling petty cash
  • Reconciling employee deduction accounts
  • Processing and checking travel and expense claims
  • Conducting stock-taking in the Supplies Department
  • Collecting and banking income
  • Allocating income and reconciling with the general ledger
  • Managing stationery orders, arranging travel, and covering for the Finance Assistant

Experience / Qualifications

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade 4-9 or equivalent (predicted results can also be accepted if you are still completing your GCSE’s)
  • It would be great if you have experience using Microsoft Office software, but this is not a deal breaker as training will be given!
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Be able to work both as part of a team and independently


  • Agile Working – They are very proud to offer employees the ability to mix office working with working from home to provide flexibility to help with your work life balance.
  • Flexibility – They are family friendly and are open to considering different working patterns which help you provide a better service to the community while supporting your home life. They also support part time working.
  • Annual Leave - 23 days of annual leave with an extra three concessionary days, plus bank holidays and a Christmas concessionary day.
  • Pension – Access to a public service defined benefit pension scheme.
  • Health and Wellbeing -  As a Service they provide a wide range of Health and Wellbeing support to all their employees which includes access to a Bupa cashback scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme and a dedicated Occupational Health team who are there to support you. Also, all employees receive free access to an on-site gym.
  • Blue Light Card – working for an emergency service you will have the ability to apply for a Blue Light Card which enables discounts on shopping and eating out.
  • Development – You will have access to both formal and informal professional development opportunities (day release opportunity to study Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)) which will help you advance your career.

If you feel you have the skills and experience they are looking for and want to play an integral part in keeping Nottinghamshire communities safe, then they look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and you will be directed to the company website where you will be able to submit an application form.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Closing date: Sunday 21st July 2024

Interview date: Tuesday 30th July 2024

Our client are proud to be an equal opportunity’ and ‘Disability Confident’ employer, and they are committed to increasing the diversity of their workforce.  They welcome applications from all parts of their communities and particularly those who are currently under-represented in their workforce.

Our client is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and or neglect and operates a safer recruitment process.

The successful candidate will be subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Police Vetting check. Applicants must have had 3 years continuous residency in the UK to be eligible for a Police Vetting check.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted in place of application forms.

Flat Fee Recruiter is an advertising agency promoting this role on behalf of the employer. You will be contacted directly by the employer and not Flat Fee Recruiter should they wish to move forward with your application. 

Other suitable skills and experience include Finance Apprentice, Financial Operations Assistant, Accounts Payable Coordinator, Expense Management, Administrative Finance, Finance and Administration Apprentice.