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Finance Apprentice
  • Employer: Resources
  • Reference: RES/23/233468
  • Published: Tue 21/03/2023, 12:46 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/04/2023, 23:56 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,189 with the opportunity to progress to maximum £22,369 (Excluding 23/24 pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertford , Hertfordshire

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Finance Apprentice

Job Title: Finance Apprentice

Location: County Hall (Hybrid)

Salary Range: £21,189 with the opportunity to progress to maximum £22,369 (Excluding 23/24 pay award pending)

Hours: Full time – 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent



The Opportunity

We are looking to recruit highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals interested in join our busy Finance team.  The successful candidates will learn and support the team including basic bookkeeping activities, assisting with budget monitoring, and supporting budget managers.  Some prior work experience working in a finance-based role or completion of AAT level 2 is desirable but not essential.


You will have the opportunity to work closely with the team of accountants, providing you with the skills and insight to move into a career within finance.


The role will be based at County Hall in Hertford although will include Hybrid working.


We are offering:

  • Sponsorship to complete the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) professional accountancy qualification Level 3 to Level 4.
  • On the job training.
  • College sessions onsite, day release or virtual, this will be confirmed at the induction with the training provider.
  • Excellent career prospects with opportunity to progress into a permanent role on completion of the Apprenticeship Scheme.
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • A starting salary of £21,189 increasing up to £22,369 based on performance at work and progression through AAT qualification.


If you are looking to launch your career in the public sector and can offer what we’re looking for, we’d welcome your application:


Essential requirements:

  • Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE A*-C/9-4 or equivalent)
  • If applicants have a Level 3 or higher qualification in an accountancy related area, they would not be eligible.
  • Demonstrable ambition to make a career in public sector finance.
  • Proof of right to work in the UK, without the requirement of sponsorship


Appointments will always be made on the merit of the application and performance in the selection process - however, we are particularly encouraging applications from those with a disability and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Closing Date: 24th April 23
Interview Date: W/C 1st May 23 and 8th May 23

To apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen.

As part of the application you will be prompted to complete the application and answer 4 questions provided at the end of the application.  


Questions were:

In no more than 500 words (per question) please answer the following Key Questions to support your application:



  1. Why do you want to work in the Public Sector and why are you applying for this Apprenticeship role?
  2. What do you think are the main challenges for HCC over the next few years, including financial challenges?


  1. How do your skills and experience demonstrate you are a strong candidate for this role?
  2. What is your greatest achievement? And how did you overcome obstacles to achieve this?