Banking & Income Apprentice

Brighton, East Sussex
£15,820.14 per annum per year
24 Nov 2020
22 Dec 2020
Brighton & Hove
Contract Type
Full Time

Banking & Income Apprentice

  • Directorate: Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC): Finance & Resources
  • Location: Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square, Brighton
  • Salary: £15,820.14 per annum. Once completed first year National Minimum Wage for your age will apply (but no less than starting salary)
  • Contract: Apprenticeship
  • Closing Date: Apply by 9 December 2020

Job introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join our Banking & Income Allocation Team as a Banking & Income Apprentice studying the Assistant Accountant Level 3 apprenticeship .

You will learn the role of a banking & income officer in the small but high volume banking & income allocation team which is part of the Business Operations service, working collaboratively in the ORBIS partnership with East Sussex and Surrey County Councils.

This role offers a variety of responsibilities and is a good insight in to finance transactional services whilst offering the opportunity to undertake a well-recognised accounting apprenticeship.

The Assistant Accountant at level 3 is run by East Sussex College Group (any face-to-face delivery is offered from the Newhaven Campus), who are responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments. The course has core modules to complete and a number of optional units. Your work experience will be linked to the modules and units in your course. You will receive additional support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Lorraine Kuhler - P2P, Banking & Income Operations Lead 07562 437841 or alternatively email at 

About the role

Apprentices will study the Assistant Accountant Level 3 standard and learn to provide high quality and customer focussed support to services banking income; enabling services to utilise banking and encashment facilities in accordance with statutory legislation and best practice. Also learning to effectively respond to high volume queries and ensuring accurate and timely income allocation. 

Apprentices without evidence of level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completing training and you may be required to take an English and Maths assessment prior to a formal offer being made.

Flexible working is supported where possible, local government salary-related pension offered, a child care voucher scheme as well the benefits of gaining staff discounts around the City and through many of the UK’s largest retailers and accessing other services. As an Apprentice you are also eligible to gain an apprentice NUS card and can take advantage of the Catch the bus4work scheme.

Interviews: Thursday 17th December; if successful then a further interview with course provider on 18th December and English & Maths assessments will be required. 

Provisional Start Date: 11th - 25th January 2021; college start date 25th January.

Please note, your application may be shared with the training provider.

The duration of the apprenticeship will be up to 18 months. 

NB. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning.

***Important Information***
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the online application process, accessed via the 'Apply' button

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship at Brighton & Hove City Council, you must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship (but if a non-citizen of the EEA then this must not have been for educational purposes) or have some other residency eligibility status – See Annex A – apprenticeship Funding Rules. If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please visit:

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce. 

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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