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Qualifications through Apprenticeships

There are many professional qualifications now that can be included in an apprenticeship.  Have a look at the list below and click on the links to see if any might be of interest to you:

  • AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) –  Offer five accounting qualifications, each of which takes six to 18 months to complete.
  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) – ACCA Apprenticeships attract significant government funding. They are a highly cost-effective easy way to recruit and develop the financial talent you need.
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) – CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants.
  • CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accontancy) – Offering three entry points depending on  levels of work experience, educational background and career aspirations.  Their apprenticeships are tailored for aspiring public finance professionals.
  • ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) – Open to anyone with A-Levels or similar qualifications, as well as graduates or career-changers.


Apprenticeships in the NHS in East of England

Are you looking to start or progress your finance career within the NHS? Are you enthusiastic and keen to study whilst learning new skills?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for five finance assistant apprentices to join our friendly and supportive teams within NHS organisations across the East of England.
Starting on 1st September 2024, five 18-month placements will be available in the following locations:

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Working as part of the Finance Team, we are offering a role that will link the opportunity to gain valuable NHS experience and knowledge, with working towards the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard, alongside a nationally recognised qualification (AAT). This programme will run over an 18-month period. The working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

Full training will be given on finance systems, and you will be supported by a dedicated Finance Manager throughout your Apprenticeship. We offer a package which includes a salary allowance of £22,383 per annum for the apprenticeship programme. New apprentices will be employed on NHS terms and conditions.  There will also be the opportunity to apply for appropriate positions within the organisation and wider NHS on completion of the apprenticeship.

You must be over 16 and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years. We are inviting applications from candidates with 5 GCSEs grade 5-9 (or equivalent) including Maths & English.  Please do not apply if you have already achieved an AAT level 3 or higher Finance qualification as you will not be eligible for this Apprenticeship scheme.

To apply click here

Please note applications close on 19th May 2024.


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