Apprentice Finance Assistant

University of Oxford

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the University of Oxford as an Apprentice Finance Assistant in the Estates Services department

The Estates departments is one of the largest departments within the University of Oxford. We are responsible for the management and strategic direction of Oxford University’s functional and commercial estate within Oxfordshire. This comprises 260 buildings used for teaching, research, administration, sport, libraries, museums, and ceremonial events, and another 180 properties that we manage commercially, including office space, warehouses and agricultural land and property.

You will be working in the finance team with colleagues who have a wide breadth of knowledge and experience allowing you the opportunity to experience a number of finance roles dealing with accounts payable, accounts receivable and managements accounts, where you will gain a broad understanding of accountancy.

This role offers you the opportunity to work in a world class University with excellent employee benefits and offers an excellent introduction for your career in accountancy and many opportunities to be explored in the future.

About the apprenticeship

As part of this role, you will undertake an Apprenticeship with Abingdon and Witney College, where you will complete a Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 Foundation Certificate accounting qualification followed by the L3 AAT apprenticeship.

For this apprenticeship, you will work at the Estates department in Central Oxford. As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend Abingdon and Witney College. During your apprenticeship, you will need to attend college, 1 day a week (during term time).

In total, it will take 3 years to complete both the Level 2 and L3 apprenticeships, with support from the Department, University, and College throughout.

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About you

You will be passionate about starting your career in accounting and excited about the opportunity of becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford. You may be starting your career or you may be looking for a career change.

To complete the level 2 apprenticeship you will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades, do not let that put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed.

To help check that you have the potential to achieve these, Abingdon and Witney College will ask you to complete a short initial assessment during the application process. There are also government residency requirements for Apprenticeship funding which the Training Provider will be able to advise on.

What we offer

Our apprentices are never on their own, you will benefit from a supportive environment working in collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will also be supported by the central apprenticeship team and you will join our growing network of apprentices within the university. You will have the opportunity to become an apprenticeship ambassador for the University and region.

We will provide you with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that will enable you to progress and do your best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution.

Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.

You will receive 38 days’ annual leave inclusive of Bank Holiday and fixed closure dates, discounted travel, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and student discount. You will also be part of the University’s annual apprenticeship awards.

Contact us and apply

If you would like further information or support in your application, please contact:

•       the UAS HR Team  – [email protected]

•       Jane Phipps – Abingdon & Witney college  – [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 22 May 2023 only applications received before then will be considered.

Interviews will be taking place during week commencing 12 June 2023.

Interviews are likely to be virtual  – if you have any concerns about a virtual interview, including access to a suitable device, internet issues or interacting via this medium please do not hesitate to contact us.

To apply for this apprenticeship please review the attached job description and click the link below to apply.

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