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Finance Apprentice 2024

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Apprentice
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Apprenticeship 2024

Whiteley or Swindon


Qualification: Level 3 Assistant Account or Level 4 Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician

Start Date: September 2024

Closing date for applications: 17 March 2024

Insurance is so much more than you think!

Are you looking for a career that will excite, challenge, and inspire you? If so, an apprenticeship could be the ideal role for you! You’ll find the perfect balance of real life, on the job experience, whilst having time to complete your studies, apply your knowledge and earn qualifications too. With plenty of support around you, including your buddy, you’ll have lots of opportunities to shape your career and to make a difference to our customers at a time when they need us the most.

This is a permanent role; your apprenticeship is just the start of your career with us. We'll continue to cheer you on every step of the way once you’ve finished and will remain committed to help you grow. Working in insurance is so varied, you’ll find that there are so many different opportunities for you to explore. An apprenticeship is the perfect way to fast-track your career!

Your Opportunity

We’re looking for an enthusiastic candidate who is curious, eager to learn and embraces a challenge, to join us as an apprentice in our UK Finance team. You’ll play a vital part in analysing business results, month-end reporting, and driving improvements to processes across the function. This will help our department achieve our operational objectives and deliver a high-quality service.

What can I look forward to?

As a Finance Apprentice, you’ll gain knowledge and experience in a real-life business environment, with tasks involving financial reporting and management accounting. The programme will allow you to gain a great understanding of the different areas of Finance and be involved in the day-to-day activities of our finance function.

Alongside your role, you’ll complete either a Level 3 Assistant Account including AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting or Level 4 Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician Apprenticeship including either Certificate level qualification from ACCA, CIMA, ATT or AAT level 4 diploma in professional accounting.

The apprenticeship will take between 18 and 21 months. We’ll give you plenty of support and study time alongside your permanent role to achieve this.

What’s in it for you?

As well as joining a company that is passionate about our people, sustainability, and our customers, we also have a competitive rewards and lifestyle benefits package.

You’ll receive:
  • £21,840 starting salary
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Flexible bank holidays for religious/cultural events
  • Private medical cover
  • 12% company pension contribution
  • Annual company bonus
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Discounted technology offers

What you’ll need:
  • Full right to work and reside in the UK - Due to apprenticeship funding rules, You must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years and have the right to work in the UK. We cannot accept applications from those who require sponsorship to work in the UK
  • A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 including Maths and English
  • A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships
  • Attention to detail and a curious nature

Are you ready to create a brighter future?

At Zurich, our brand purpose is to create a brighter future together, for our customers, our partners, our employees, and the planet. It’s a promise that for our customers, we will put their needs at the heart of everything we do and for our employees, to grow and develop together. For our partners, to collaborate to create mutual value and for the planet, to drive positive impact by integrating our sustainability work into how we do business. We put our customers at the heart of everything that we do, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us.

We’re passionate about diversity and inclusion, we want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work. You’ll have every opportunity to use your drive and enthusiasm to innovate the future of Zurich. Everybody is made to feel welcome, different opinions are valued, personal needs are respected, and opportunity is equal for all.

So, make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Work for us.

Please note.

We are unable to progress your application if you don't meet our criteria listed above.

Please ensure you have the right to reside and work in the UK before you apply as we are unable to provide sponsorship. You must have resided in the UK for a minimum of three consecutive years in order to apply.

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