Orbit are a leading housing provider, with a 50-year heritage, providing homes and services to more than 100,000 people across the UK. The more profit we make, the more we can invest in the communities we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.
So if you are keen to learn a specific skill, whilst working for one of the country’s largest housing associations, then look no further – you have come to the right place.
Our Apprenticeship Programme
In our 12 month scheme, you’ll be welcomed into a team at Orbit where you’ll be supported by your line manager and colleagues as you learn on the job and get the chance to gain an AAT finance certification. Our Apprenticeship Programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills, experience and qualifications you need to secure the job you want, whilst getting paid in full time employment.
You will also have the chance to work as a team with our other Apprentices and deliver your own project having a real impact on the organisation. Our current Apprentices have just delivered a wellbeing programme for our employees which proved to be a real success across the business.
We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work. You may have just left school, or college, or may be coming to us later on in life, looking to re-train in a new career.
Reporting to the Transactional Services Manager, the role of the Finance Apprentice will be to assist the team in providing an excellent finance service to our customers. You will support the team with tasks such as processing accounting documents and transactions as well as dealing with customers and any finance queries.
As part of the team you will gain experience of Orbit’s accounting systems whilst enhancing your skills in finance support and administration. You will learn about the processes and key functions within a busy finance department and develop core skills in customer service.
What We Offer
The scheme is a 14 month placement starting in September 2020.
During this time you will gain a Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship depending on your previous qualifications.
Although it is our intention to offer you a permanent role at the end of the scheme, Orbit cannot guarantee this, however, the experience and qualifications that you will have gained throughout your time with us will certainly equip you for success in securing a permanent role in your career.
We offer an excellent flexible benefits package including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership, generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.
Can I Apply?
Entry Requirements for our Apprenticeships are as follows:
Our Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16.
For an Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need 5 GCSE at grades (A*-C/9-4) or equivalent including Mathematics and English.
Orbit is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 26th July 2020
Virtual (Microsoft Teams) interviews will be held on : August 7th 2020
Start date: 8th September 2020
To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates why you are interested and how you meet the key criteria we need