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Accounting and Finance Apprenticeship Pathway

Employer: Islington Council

  • Reference: FR/4772/SA
  • Published on: Wed 23/08/2017 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Temporary, Contract
  • Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
  • Salary: Training Grade LLW £17,796 p.a.
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: London
Islington Council offers a wide range of high quality Apprenticeship Pathways that combine working in a great job, comprehensive training and development opportunities and a competitive salary. Our Accounting and Finance Apprenticeship Pathway consists of an 18-month long opportunity to build on your organisational and communication skills and apply your ‘can-do’ attitude whilst working towards an accounting qualification. Following the initial application process successful applicants will be matched to a Finance team within the Resources Department at Islington Council. The Job - Working as an Accounting and Finance Apprentice you will: • Support financial accounting and reporting - including accounts preparation, double-entry bookkeeping, taxation and final accounts and reports; • Deliver a range of administrative functions such as diary management, photocopying, scanning and filing; • Provide exemplary customer service in responding to requests for information in person, on the phone and in writing; • Maintain and update records and support teams with data entry and numerical data; • Complete reconciliations on client accounts & provider payments; • Develop professional relationships with your own team and with others who we work alongside and provide services to; • Build on your existing communication skills, gain invaluable experience and build your self-confidence through your day-to-day workplace activities. Training and Development – Within your role you will: • Complete a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in accounting qualification funded by the Council. This will involve attendance at a college and/or completing tasks in the workplace (depending on specific course requirement). • Join the Apprenticeship Pathway personal and professional development programme that will involve a series of varied development activities and events throughout your year with the Council. Working in Islington Council We appreciate and value our employees and recognise the importance of a motivated and supported workforce. We will support your development through the activities mentioned above and through the ongoing support of your manager and a mentoring programme. In addition to the competitive salary and excellent annual leave package the organisation offers a wide range of benefits such as; discounted gym memberships, tax efficient childcare vouchers and cycle schemes, discounted theatre tickets and local discounts from restaurants and shops. Moving on After you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship Pathway you will have gained valuable workplace experience and attained a professional qualification which will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer or help you move on to a higher level apprenticeship elsewhere. You will have networked across the Council and be aware of the internal job market during your time with us and we will provide support on your approach to the wider job market as part of your development programme. The Accounting and Finance Pathway is ideal for people with excellent attention to detail, a passion for maths and accounting and the motivation to contribute ideas and support their team. To apply for this pathway, you must: • Be a 16+ Islington resident, Islington care leaver or former Islington secondary school student. We encourage applications aged 16-24 however applicants of all ages will be considered. • Be unemployed/economically inactive (working no more than 14 hours a week) • Have a minimum of 5 GCSE qualifications at A to C grade in Maths and English or AAT Level 2. • Not currently be qualified in Accounting at level 3 or above Closing Date: Sunday 1st October 2017 at 23:59 Interview/Assessment Date: 20th October 2017 For an informal discussion about apprenticeships at Islington Council please contact, Jack Biggs on 020 7527 2281 or email If you are an Islington resident who would like support with your application please contact the iWork Team on 020 7527 3559 or email

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