Quick job overview
At Prudential we work hard to create an environment that enables everyone to flourish and we actively encourage diversity across the business. We have an exciting opportunity within our Finance department for a Accounts Payable Apprentice.
We are seeking someone who is hard working, motivated and keen to learn to join the Accounts Payable team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a high attention to detail and is able to prioritise workloads.
As an Accounts Payable apprentice you will support the team with many different tasks, from processing personal expenses for your colleagues across the business, to ensuring payment of our suppliers when they invoice Prudential.
- Processing and auditing personal expense payments
- Managing general queries
- Building relationships with internal and external colleagues
- Processing invoices
- Assisting the team with general admin duties
Location: Reading, RG1 3ES
Total vacancies: 1
Hours per week: 35
Annual salary £15,986
Apprenticeship duration: 15 months
It is important that you're ambitious, want to succeed, are interested in the finance industry and that you are prepared to invest time in studying towards your qualification.
This apprenticeship is designed to help people without degrees start their careers, straight after sixth form or college, providing an opportunity to receive on-the-job training and earn a competitive salary.
You must have been a UK/EU/EAA resident for three or more years, must be eligible to work in the UK and must not have a Level 4 or higher level qualification (i.e. Certificate of Higher Education or Degree).
As a minimum, candidate will have A Levels / AS Levels including good grades in English and Mathematics (B+). Preferably candidates will have some prior work or voluntary work experience.
Skills and abilities
- bullet Good verbal and written communication skills
- bullet Good telephone skills
- bullet Good attention to detail
- bullet Ability to prioritise workload
- bullet Understanding of Microsoft office packages
- bullet Ability to identify areas of improvement
- bullet Excellent problem solving skills
- bullet Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
- bullet Ability to pick up new skills quickly
Decide and apply
Telephone interview and online tests
Decide and apply:
Read the job description and decide if this is the right role for you. Once you're sure you can apply for the role following the information on the application site. Remember you'll need to upload your CV too.
Telephone interview and online personality assessment:
BPP will be in touch to let you know if we are taking your application forward and to arrange your telephone interview, which will be around 30 minutes long. You will also be asked to take on an online personality self-assessment that takes 20 minutes to complete.
After you have completed the telephone interview and online tests you will be sent a link for a one-way video interview with full instructions on what you need to do. You will be asked a question and given as mall amount of preparation time before you answer and move onto the next one.
At the Assessment Centre you will get to meet the Managers of the team that you have applied for. They'll have a face to face interview with you asking you questions and giving you a chance to ask them questions. There will also be some team building activities during the day. Some roles may include extra role specific exercises that you will be told about prior to coming along to the day.
We'll be in touch to let you know if you have been successful in getting an apprenticeship with us. If you have been successful you will then get information on your start date and we'll sort out the details.
The qualifications you will gain
Your apprenticeship training shall be delivered by a blend of virtual online lectures alongside internal training and on-the-job training. This will lead to obtaining your Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) qualification.
This is a fixed term contract for 15 months upon which the business may decide to retain, subject to performance, headcount and available funding. If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to that specific role/department.
This apprenticeship role is suitable for someone who is a school leaver with some prior 'work' or 'voluntary' experience and with strong interest in finance.
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