Finance Apprentice

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Finance Apprentice

Closes: April 25, 2022
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £13,525
Work Type: Apprenticeship
Background Information:
Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in joining an organisation where your work will contribute and help to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, the apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect gateway into a future career in this industry.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Role Description:

Who are we looking for? We have an opportunity for enthusiastic and passionate early careers applicants to join our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, where you will develop both general work-related skills and professional qualifications to excel in your chosen discipline.

In addition, you should be able to demonstrate good communication and team working skills with an interest and aptitude for practical or office-based work (depending on the apprenticeship). As part of the scheme, you will also be encouraged and supported to achieve professional accreditation.

For further information on the apprenticeship standards specific to the above areas, please see the below link Accounts or finance assistant

Education & Experience:

Full training will be provided throughout the apprenticeship; however, you are required to possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • GCSE Mathematics (Higher Paper) and English Language passes to Grade C (level 4-9)
  • Plus, three other GCSE passes to Grade C (level 4-9). For Engineering roles, this needs to include a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject
  • Alternative Vocational Level 3 Qualification (90 credit Units, 540 GLH) accepted
Additional Information

What is the recruitment process? 

As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

All applications will be initially reviewed by our Early Careers Team and there will be a requirement to complete online testing that will help to support your application.

Once this has been reviewed, successful applications will be invited to a more in depth virtual interview where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and aptitude in a range of different situations. You may be required to attend a final in person meet and greet session to support decision making around the role and for you to have the opportunity to see where you may be working!

What we offer 

  • Encouragement and support to achieve your qualification
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme
  • Team building and personal development
  • A competitive Apprentice salary, increasing each year whilst on the scheme
  • 20% off the job training
  • All apprentices are employed with the goal of them being given a permanent position after the successful completion of their apprenticeship

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from Black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire, and buses are available from Abingdon town centre.

This vacancy will aim to close on Monday 25th April. Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.