Professional Accounting Apprentice Level 4
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/33076
  • Published: Tue 16/05/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/06/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £19,640.13 per annum. Once completed first year National Minimum Wage for your age will apply (but no less than starting salary)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove Town Hall

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Professional Accounting Apprentice Level 4

Job introduction

Are you AAT Level 3 qualified and would like a chance to continue to develop your skills within an accounting environment? Plus earn whilst you learn and gain a Level 4 Professional Accountant apprenticeship qualification.

You will join our friendly Finance team in offering a fair and inclusive service to our customers whilst being supported on the Professional Accountant Level 4 apprenticeship so you can develop your skills and apply your learning in the role.

There’s lots more information below and in the links but if you want to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Craig Garoghan - (Principal Accountant) on 01273 291262 or by email

If you would like to discuss eligibility please call the Apprenticeship Team on 01273 290539 or email

Interviews: First two weeks of July

Provisional Start Date: September 2023

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Professional Accountant Level 4 apprentice. We are responsible for financial management and corporate accounting for a number of services across the council and work closely with budget holders to support the delivery of the corporate plan.

This apprenticeship is run by East Sussex College Group who is responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments. Your role will be linked to the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the apprenticeship standard and once you are competent in all these areas you will take an End Pont Assessment before successfully completing. You will receive support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. 

Workshops will be once a week, termtime only, at their Eastbourne or Newhaven campus (tbc).  Travel expenses will be paid for to college from your place of work.

You will gain knowledge in the compilation of financial and statistical returns, preparing revenue and capital budgets, reconciliations, using IT systems, preparing and providing monthly monitoring information to budget holders, budget setting and realistic forecasting and predications, supporting colleagues and developing communication skills whilst gaining invaluable experience in the workplace in applying and putting this learning in practice.   You will build and develop relationships with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders and work in a team to meet the requirements of the service/school.

As well as the job related experience and apprenticeship qualification, you will receive all the benefits and opportunities of being an employee of Brighton & Hove City Council, one of the City’s largest employers. As an Apprentice, you are eligible for an apprentice NUS discount card and can take advantage of the Catch the bus4work scheme and bus travel discounts with Brighton & Hove buses. See

The duration of the apprenticeship will be up to 21 months.

NB. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning and your contract will end on successful completion of the apprenticeship

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Entry Requirements

Please see the Essential Criteria listed in the Person Specification section of the Job Description for the particular requirements of this role.

Please note, if you are successful at interview your application will be shared with the training provider and an informal interview and assessments will take place with them to confirm eligibility prior to an offer being confirmed

Please list your qualifications in the application as this may affect eligibility.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship (or this includes EEA for UK or EEA Nationals with pre-settled or Settled Status) or have some other residency eligibility status. Please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK  for a full list of residency categories and locations

If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. Those on a student visa or non-UK/non EEA nationals who have been here in the last three years for other educational purposes may not be eligible. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK.

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Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

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