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 are seeking a motivated and conscientious apprentice who is interested in working in Financial Reporting and wishes to pursue a career in Finance. The successful applicant will be involved in preparing accounts for Prudential's life insurance and pensions products and will get the opportunity to learn about different life insurance products and Financial Reporting metrics while working with a supportive accounting team.
Finance Management, Planning and Performance (FMPP) works in partnership with the business and the wider Finance function to deliver the business plan, improve performance and make informed decisions by providing financial insight and guidance.
As a Finance apprentice, you will support valuation of various new and existing life insurance and pensions products. You will be expected to use MS Excel and other tools to perform in-depth numerical analysis of these products.
This role offers the successful candidate a great opportunity to acquire a range of skills that will help them pursue a career in Finance.
- Undertake numerical analysis and data manipulation using a range of software.
- Prepare and document IT programs and models.
- Support a variety of management reports.
- Respond to technical queries.
- Support project work when required.
- Seek and act on opportunities to develop technical and business understanding.
- Draft and maintain up-to-date, appropriate documentation and checklists for process.
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 grade B in Maths.
- Experience of an office or business environment.
- Experience of preparing written and verbal communications for a range of audiences.
Skills and abilities
- bullet Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- bullet Attention to detail
- bullet Ability to organise and prioritise combined with an ability to work under pressure
- bullet Basic understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook)
- bullet Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel
- bullet Strong mathematical ability
- bullet Passion and a drive to learn
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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.
The role would ideally be suited to a confident individual with a strong ability in mathematics and with an interest in a career in Finance. The successful applicant should enjoy working as part of a team and be able to manage their time effectively. The applicant would ideally have an inquisitive and analytical nature and be keen to learn.
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