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Financial Management Apprentice

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£12,514 per annum (£240.0 per week for 12 months)
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Are you looking to start your Finance career within the NHS? Are you enthusiastic and keen to study whilst learning new skills?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Management Apprentice to join our friendly and supportive team here at University Hospitals of Leicester.

Our Finance Team takes great pride in its work, strives for excellence in all it does and has been awarded HFMA East Midlands Finance Team of the Year 2023.

Working as part of the Finance Team, we are offering a role that will link valuable NHS experience and knowledge, with working towards the Junior Financial Management Accountant standard, alongside a nationally recognised qualification (AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting). This Trust supported programme will run over an 15-month contracted period. The working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

There will also be the opportunity to apply for appropriate positions within the organisation on completion of the Apprenticeship.

You will be over 16 and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years.

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.

Main duties of the job

You will have excellent keyboard and computer skills, good written, verbal and interpersonal skills with experience gained in a busy office, customer based environment or volunteer role.

The types of finance activities you will be supported to learn and get involved in:

Learning how to produce monthly management information making use of the Trust financial systems.

Post accounting journals to correctly reflect the financial position of differing parts of the Trust organisation and support the delivery of a completed set of draft accounts for review each month.

You will also be supported to plan, organise and manage your time effectively, on a day to day basis, whilst working as part of a team.

You will actively engage with all aspects of the study programme and submit assignments, to the required standard within the agreed deadlines. There will be lots of opportunity to join in learning events and activities, in the workplace that will also support your professional and personal development

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).We have four primary goals:high-quality care for all,being a great place to work,partnerships for impact, andresearch and education excellence.

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:we are compassionate,we are proud,we are inclusive, andwe are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Financial Management:

Calculate and enter transactions in the General Ledger as required under the supervision.

Raise any invoices as required by colleagues within the Finance Team.

Assist in the production of accurate information to support financial reports under the guidance of supervising colleagues within the Finance Team.

Assist in the preparation of Annual Budget and Monthly Reporting for the assigned Group(s) in accordance with the departmental framework and timetable.

Assist colleagues within the Finance Teams when required to ensure that the activities within the teams are conducted in accordance with the Trusts prevailing financial procedures and controls.

Register invoices ensuring accuracy and appropriate authorisation in accordance with departmental procedures into the purchase ledger system.

Assist the Department in achieving its Better Payment Policy (BPP) targets by reviewing reports and liaising with authorisers/suppliers to resolve any issues on a regular basis.

Undertake additional duties and procedures required to complete both internal and external reports under the supervision of colleagues within the Finance Team.

Personal Development:

Attend any training associated with the apprenticeship programme and complete units within deadlines. To be committed in completing the training and completing AAT level 2/3 qualification (depending on existing qualifications).

Shadow team members, attend meetings and undertake learning opportunities.

Attend training sessions, workshops and e-learning modules as directed.

Maintain good time keeping and attendance and comply with dress code.

Person Specification



  • Maths and English GCSE Grade C/4 or Above



  • Able and willing to follow instruction and learn new tasks
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Willing to learn and to take responsibility for their own development
  • Willing to organise own workload
  • Able to attend work at the required times
  • Commitment to completing the apprenticeship end point assessment (EPA)


  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection Act

Communication Skills


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to act on own initiative as well as follow instructions

Personal Skills


  • Self-Motivation
  • Willingness to learn and apply that learning in the workplace
  • Ability to work as part of the team
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Be flexible in working arrangements to be able to cover the demands of the service
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise
  • Able to work under pressure

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel spreadsheets & Microsoft Teams
  • Computer Literate

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.


  • Awarenes of Equality & Valuing Diversity Principle

Commitment to Trust Values and Behavious


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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