Accounts Payable Apprentice

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.

Job description

This role offers a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable skills, but also offers the ability to gain an insight into many different areas of the business.

Main Duties:

  • 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


What you need

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

The application process

Step one

Decide and apply

Step two

Telephone interview and online tests

Step three

Video interview

Step four

Assessment Centre

Step five


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.

Video interview:
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.

Assessment Centre:
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.

Training and the future

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.

Future Prospects

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.

How to apply

You apply via the BPP website by filling in the application form, attaching your CV and answering mandatory questions asked of you. You usually hear back within 48 hours if your application has got you through to the next stage - the interviews.

Ready to apply?

Apply now via BPP

Got a question?

If you have any queries about the programme please get in touch.

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