What will the apprentice be doing?bpha is a Housing Association who are committed to providing its customers with high quality, value for money services whilst continuing to develop energy efficient, sustainable and affordable housing. They are a leading provider and developer of affordable homes including general needs rent, retirement living, and homes for shared ownership. They also offer additional support services to bpha customers through tenancy sustainment, money advice and specialist supported housing. Part of the role will include: settlement of utility bills, daily bank postings and reconciliations, review of supplier statements, matching purchase invoices for payment and rejecting invalid invoices. Staff benefits include 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays, a generous contributory pension scheme, private health care, free life assurance, access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym, discounted gym membership and retail discount scheme
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?During this apprenticeship, you will study the following topics: General business, understanding your organization, accounting systems, basic accounting, ethical standard, IT systems, communication and team working. On completion of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved a Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant apprenticeship and an AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2).
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?Accounts Receivable Assistant or Accounts Payable Assistant role in the bpha Financial Services Team should be available at the end of the apprenticeship.
Reality CheckCandidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage. Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
Skills RequiredEnthusiastic, team player, Use your own initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 3/D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Desired