Finance and accounting staff are responsible for ensuring that NHS and care funds are appropriately allocated and accounted for. They work on payroll, pension, financial reports and auditing.
- Suitable for staff working as Accounts Assistant, Accounts Clerk, Cashier, Finance Assistant and Purchase Ledger Clerk amongst others
- Available at Levels 2 and 3
- Jack is enrolled on an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting as part of a training position within the NHS. Jack worked in a range of hospitality roles within pubs and restaurant but had always held an interest in accounting and finance. After weighing up a range of options around careers in accountancy and university study programmes, Jack saw the advert for an Accounting apprenticeship role within the NHS and it immediately caught his interest. Whilst Jack was considering university study programmes, the apprenticeship training provided an opportunity to study the subject, get hands on experience and work within the industry gaining a valuable insight into the role demands and wider industry so to provide a strong foundation from which to launch the next stages of an accountancy career.
Jack has been surprised by the added value the apprenticeship has offered beyond that of the course such as “learning a new etiquette for the workplace environment whilst meeting lots of new people. I am starting to look at the complexity of the sector– I didn’t realise it was so complex… each day just blows me away.” The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accountancy Jack is studying is delivered by day release to college. Jack works 4 days per week in the office and then attends classes for 5 hours on one study day per week (during term time).
When asked about making the choice between an apprenticeship and university route, Jack advised “it is important to look at the type of company you want to work for first – this is who you would be working for and with every day and it can impact on the trajectory of your career so you want it to be right.” Intermediate Apprentice in Accounting – NHS