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Finance Administrative Apprentice

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£6.40 an hour per hour
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Job Details

A Finance AdministrativeApprentice is a training post that will be supported on a phased work based learning programme to learn all elements of the competency framework from a dedicated Apprentice line manager. You will be part of an integral Management Accounts Team, you will assist in the provision of comprehensive high-quality financial support across the Trust to the Group Management teams, individual budget holders and other relevant stakeholders both internal and external to the Trust.

The role will also support the completion of an AAT qualification which is an internationally recognised accounting and finance qualification. Depending on experience, the entry level for AAT is Level 2, which is equivalent to GCSE, with AAT Level 3 equivalent to two A-Levels and AAT Level 4 equivalent to QCF Level 4 qualification. The knowledge gained from AAT will support and compliment your skills needed to development as a Finance Apprentice within the NHS.

Main duties of the job

Within Financial management there will be a requirement to undertake general duties including maintaining spreadsheets, assisting in the month-end reporting process, raising invoices/credit notes, and responding to general finance queries from colleagues, both within and outside of the Trust.

The Apprentice will be required to commence (or continue) study of AAT, with an external study provider.

A good knowledge and use of Excel and Word, with focus on shortcuts, formulas and Pivot tables will be desired.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The Finance Apprenticeship framework will consist of phased tasks and expectations that the Apprentice will need to demonstrate and complete before moving onto the next stage of the training program. Each stage will result in a progression up the Banding salary structure that we have in the NHS, with the end goal being an experienced Band 4 Assistant Management Accountant.

    For further details please see the job description and person specification.

    Person Specification



    • Good standard of general education, including qualification in Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent)


    • GCSE I.T and/or Business and Economics.



    • Demonstrate ability to work with accuracy and with attention to detail.
    • Have experience working in a team environment.


    • Customer Service role, Volunteer role.
    • Previous experience of working in a busy finance office environment.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Financial Management, Second Floor Trinity House

    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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