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Finance Assistant Apprentice
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/117917/29215
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 16/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £16,348 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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Finance Assistant Apprentice


The starting salary for this position is £16,348 per annum, increasing to £19,233 in year 2, based on a 36-hour working week.

This is an 18 month apprenticeship based at Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Woodhatch Reigate Surrey, RH2 8EF.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our flexible working options. Flexible working to us is a balance of spending time in our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

Please note: if you are successful at interview, in the initial stages of your Induction you will be required to shadow your colleagues in the office.

Are you looking to start your career and want to work in a Public Sector/Local Authority Finance Function?

Could you help us make a real difference in the lives of people in our community?

Are you interested in a Finance Assistant Apprenticeship?

About apprenticeships

Surrey County Council is a great place to start your career. Our Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and an accredited qualification. The scheme is designed and funded for those 16 and over who are living and entitled to work in England, don’t have a degree relating to the chosen apprentice subject, and are not in full-time education.

During your apprenticeship with us, you will receive excellent training and development opportunities, working with a variety of teams across Adult Social Care. You will be fully supported and mentored throughout and be given protected time to complete work relating to your qualification. You will learn about the different services that we offer and gain of variety of skills whilst receiving support and training for your apprenticeship. You will enjoy working with people and be interested in gaining experience of direct work with a range of the Council’s stakeholders.

Our current opportunity is for a Finance Assistant Apprenticeship to join the East Area Finance Team - the focus of this role primary role in ensuring payments are made as per the payment policies of SCC for commissioned social care packages of care as well as a range of other Finance tasks. You’ll also provide a variety of business administration support tasks including auditing data & preparing financial reports. You’ll learn and put into practise a variety of transferable communication and business skills to support the smooth running of the team/s you support.

To be considered for shortlisting, you will be able to evidence in your application:

  • Great attitude and passionate about making a difference
  • Commitment and willingness to learn
  • An Interest in Finance
  • Basic IT Skills especially MS Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your time and workload

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.


Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16/12/2022.

Interviews will take place on 05/01/2023.

This is an 18 month apprenticeship contract.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact John Amans on 07805 667330.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.