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As a part of our #InspiringFutureApprentices we are exploring ‘hidden jobs’ in areas that you may not have considered and we have some great real life examples through some of our current apprentices.

Some qualifications can have an old-fashioned reputation that may put you off pursuing a role within the sector and we are here to break the mould and put the excitement into something that you may have considered ‘boring’ or not considered at all.


This week we are looking at Finance

Finance is an industry that you may think are just roles in Banking, investments or accountancy. But all companies large or small will have people who deal with their finance so as well as the above traditional roles there is a huge variety of the type of business and roles that you could do. Below are some more real ife examples from our current apprentices.


Cody is an Apprentice Accountant at HFMA, the professional body for the healthcare finance profession where members get practical resources, insightful thought leadership, support with personal growth and CPD and access to an influential network.

Cody’s main responsibilities include things such as banking, helping with credit control, doing sage file checks as well as filling out contract spreadsheets. As well as this, Cody processes expenses and does reconciliation for VAT.

Cody has completed her Level 2 AND Level 3 AAT Apprenticeship with City of Bristol College and is progressing onto Level 4!


Oliver is a Finance Apprentice at City of Bristol College.

Oliver supports the Finance team within the Accounts Payable area and has responsibilities including setting up new supplier accounts, reconciling supplier statements and resolving supplier queries as well as resolving internal purchasing queries from colleagues within the College.


Peter is an Accounts Assistant Apprentice at one of the world’s leading players in the development, manufacture, and sale of first-class generic pharmaceuticals.

Peter’s job purpose is to support the financial performance of the site by providing robust planning and reporting and ensuring financial control procedures are in place and are operating effectively.

He has responsibilities in various areas including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, General Ledger support as well as Financial Planning and Analysis support.


I am sure you agree that these jobs are all in very different and exciting positions and all completing the same qualification. If you are interested in getting a really varied experience within the finance sector and completing a AAT apprenticeship could be perfect for you. You can register for vacancies on Find an Apprenticeship HERE and apply for our vacancies HERE.


Good luck!

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