Apprentice Finance Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/06/2021 23:59
£8,913 - £17,189p.a. subject to Age (see below)
Hours per week:
37hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Borough of Stockton on Tees
Number of posts:
Closing date:
20 Jun
Further Information


We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, we would welcome an application from you to come and work with us as an Apprentice Finance Assistant.

Xentrall Shared Services is a groundbreaking public sector partnership between Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Darlington Borough Council, with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council being the lead Employer. It was set up to deliver key back office transactional services.

The services currently being delivered by the partnership are ICT, Design and Print, Transactional HR and Finance. The partnership was set up to deliver savings but there has also been investment in the partnership providing additional capacity to support each Council in the transformation of their services. Xentrall also supplies services to other organisations, including Academy Schools

Xentrall and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work. We truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce, increase diversity in the workplace and help us to deliver our ambitious plans.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Xentrall Finance Team is the processing or operational side of the finance function. As part of the Xentrall Finance Teams (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Banking & Income) you will work to ensure that all financial transactions with both customers and suppliers are accurate, timely and compliant with good practice and that the experience for customers and suppliers dealing with us is friendly and positive. Key duties will include assisting in the processing of supplier invoices, the preparation of sales order and credit note requests and with the identification and processing of income.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:
• Level 1 English and Maths qualifications - (GCSE Grade D / 3 or above or Functional Skills – Level 1)
• Experience Working as part of a team (this could be in a sporting, educational, work or social setting)
• IT Skills including ability to use Microsoft Office e.g. Word and Excel.
• Good communication skills
• Numerate and have the ability to copy/transfer information accurately.
• Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines

APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATION: You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to attend College and work towards completion of a Finance Assistant Apprenticeship, during which you will obtain AAT Foundation certificate in accounting (level 2). PLEASE NOTE: You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in the same or similar subject.

APPRENTICESHIP BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package for apprentices. You will be given a fixed term contract allowing you sufficient time to complete your apprenticeship qualification (see below), with the potential to secure a longer-term position to grow within the organisation. We will provide you with a dedicated Mentor to support you during your apprenticeship and you will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and additional learning and development opportunities.


• Under 18 years old, £4.62per hour, £8,913per year
• 18 to 20 years old, £6.56per hour, £12,656per year
• 21 to 22 years old, £8.36per hour, £16,128per year
• 23 years and over, £8.91per hour, £17,189per year

HOW TO APPLY: Please ensure you refer to the information included in the Advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing your online application form. Additional information about the current apprenticeship opportunities with Xentrall and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council can be found on our website: www.stockton.gov.uk/apprenticeships

If you would like an informal discussion about the apprenticeship opportunity, please contact Mark Fox / Team Leader (Banking & Income) on 01642 526849 or email: mark.fox@xentrall.org.uk

INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 2nd July 2021

Please note
This job is closed for applications.