This is an excellent opportunity to join the Finance team of a sector leading college group within the North East region. As a Finance Apprentice you will have opportunity to gain a depth and breadth of practical experience in different areas of college finance function and provide support across a wide range of finance related processes while stu

Desired skills

- Proficiency in Microsoft packages particularly Excel and Word.
- Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
- Good communication skills.
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Personal qualities

- Willingness to learn.
- Can do attitude.
- Proactiveness.
- Customer focused mindset to provide responsive and supportive service to both internal and external stakeholders.
- Commitment to be flexible to meet business needs during busy period.

Desired qualifications

- GSCE Maths & English at 9-4 or A*- C or equivalent
- Minimum of 5 GCSE or equivalent

Future prospects

Whilst this post will initially see the successful candidate complete the apprenticeship, there may be opportunities to progress further upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The role involves working in a fast phased office and long periods on a computer. The postholder is expected to relate, learn and adapt into different functions within Finance department.
Some tasks may be repetitive.

Important Other Information

The postholder will be primarily based in Washington campus, however, may be required to travel other campuses based on business needs.

97.4% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

Destination data for Sunderland College 2019/20, Apprentice completers. 

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

The college works in partnership with over 600 employers. 

We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting relevant qualifications all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid.You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.30 an hour (from April 2021 – aged 16-18).

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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