Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust

Apprentice Finance Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £204.98
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - To be confirmed, between 8am - 5pm
24 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Accounts or finance assistant (apprenticeship standard)
9 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) exists to provide, support, and champion high-quality education at the heart of local communities. They have grown to a family of 20 academies including secondary, primary, post 16 and special education establishments. They have an opportunity for an apprentice to join the team at Stratton Upper School.


Purpose of the Job:

Stratton Upper School has a finance team which provides day to day execution and administration of financial duties including, but not limited to:

  • The accurate checking and reimbursement of staff mileage and expenses claims
  • Handling of finance related queries
  • Issuing of internal and external invoices
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Assisting with chasing of overdue payments
  • A range of scanning and filing


  • Document scanning & filing
  • The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people
  • The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people
  • Any other tasks, duties or services that may be reasonably requested.
  • Health and Safety
  • Be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions
  • Co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety and Welfare

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Participate in an induction programme
  • Undertake any necessary professional development as identified in the School Improvement Plan taking full advantage of any relevant training and development available


  • Responsible for commitment to the apprenticeship schedule and remaining on track with tasks involved in apprenticeship plan
  • To actively engage and invest in personal learning and development with the appointed apprenticeship provider
  • Seek out opportunities to learn and understand relevant real-life experience that will enhance your apprentice experience

Future Prospects

The role is varied and the experience that you will gain from starting as apprentice with CMAT will serve you well for future development within the accounting profession. As an ever growing Trust there will be ample opportunities to progress into subsequent roles within our finance department. The support, mentoring and insight into strong financial systems that you will receive will be beneficial to long term success and gaining a rounded experience of the accounting profession through apprenticeship.

Reality Check

At CMAT we are able to offer:

  • One to one mentoring
  • An excellent peer group for advice
  • An interesting range of different accounting processes to follow
  • Full support for remote learning and time to study
  • The role will be very computer based so IT skills and ability will be considered when selecting the right fit for the role

Skills Required


  • Computer literacy
  • Attention to detail


  • Analytical skills

Qualities Required


  • Friendly
  • Honest
  • Hardworking

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE, or equivalent, in maths and English at grade 4(C) or above - Essential

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship
  • AAT Level 2 Qualification
  • Functional skills if needed
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