Finance Apprenticeship - Bolton

Date: 06-Apr-2021

Location: Bolton, GB, S

Company: Royal Mail Group

Royal Mail Finance AAT Apprenticeship Programme


Managing and supplying data and reporting, providing analysis and advice, cutting risk, optimising efficiency and driving the company forward: it’s all in a day’s work for our Finance team. They are a key part of Royal Mail and we need keen and bright individuals to help us continue to drive process improvements, support the business and deliver results.


Programme Overview
• Three to five year programme (depending on AAT exemptions) based in Bolton, starting early August, 2021
• £13,500 per year starting salary with pay increases on achievement of AAT qualifications
• £17,000 on completion of 12 months service
• £18,000 on completing AAT Level 2
• £19,000 on completing AAT Level 3
• Minimum salary £26,814 per year on completing AAT Level 4, plus benefits
• Leads to Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualifications Levels 2, 3 and 4
• Includes a series of project placements
• Requirement: Five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English at grade C/4 or higher required


About the programme
On the programme, you’ll learn about all aspects of managing Royal Mail’s ‘finances’. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, to data and reporting, you’ll gain a broad range of experience at a FTSE 250 organisation while you study towards the industry-recognised AAT qualifications. We’ll give you the opportunities to put that theory into practice. It’s the perfect start to a career in finance.


You could be working with the award-winning Accounts Receivable team, interacting directly with customers in the Accounts Payable team, or be dealing with vendors on a variety of payment processes.


You could also be delivering results through data management, external and internal reporting, including Board reporting and management information to support the business in delivering results. Wherever you are, your work will be varied, challenging and will have a real impact on what we do. We will give you the theoretical and practical foundation for a successful career.


We’re currently aiming to hold the interviews in early to mid-May.


Who we’re looking for
You don’t need to be an expert before you join us. We’re looking for talented, motivated people who want to develop into successful financial professionals. You will have some analytical and communication skills and a natural business sense that we will help turn into valuable professional skills.


If you’re looking for variety, challenge and that combination of theory and hands-on work then this is the programme for you. You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or higher, including Maths and English.


About us
Royal Mail has a clear vision to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe and is one of the UK’s largest employers. We have a goal of becoming a global parcels business. To achieve this, we have set out a 5-year strategic plan - a journey in which we’re investing £1.8 billion, with the aim to improve service, efficiency and productivity through a range of innovative digitally enabled work tools and targeted investments. Achieving our strategy depends on having the best possible talent at all levels in our business, supported by a culture that gives individuals the opportunity to grow and develop. We live our values and take pride in how we do what we do.


If you share our passion and want to help us deliver to c.30 million addresses across the UK, 6 days a week, you’ll thrive as a Royal Mail apprentice. Whether you’re working in our head office or in the field, you’ll be pivotal to the future of Royal Mail.


We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.





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Closing Date: Sunday, 25th April 2021. Please note, the closing date of this advert is subject to change, dependent on application volumes.

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