Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship: Finance

Civil Service Resourcing

Closing date: 3 Apr 2017

Reference number



£19,500 - £27,000


Executive Officer

Contract type


Length of employment

Full time position

Business area

Fast Track Apprenticeships

Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time, Job share



Number of posts



Andover, South East : Blackpool, North West : Bristol, South West : Corsham, South West : Croydon, London : East Kilbride, Scotland : High Wycombe, South East : Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber : London : Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East, Newcastle upon Tyne : Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber : Southend-on-Sea, Eastern, Southend on Sea : Worthing, South East : York, Yorkshire and the Humber

About the job

Job description

The Fast Track is an exciting scheme which allows applicants to earn a competitive salary, learn valuable skills and successfully complete a Level 4 Apprenticeship within the Civil Service.

As a finance apprentice you’ll enter a specialist profession where you’ll gain invaluable experience and skills and set strong foundations for the rest of your career.

The programme offers a unique opportunity to make a difference, to contribute to strong financial management within government and to help ensure we provide value for money for the taxpayer. Alongside your exciting and challenging day job, you’ll also be studying for a level 4 finance qualification.

What you’ll do

As a finance apprentice you could undertake a number of roles including:

• Finance analyst
• Accounts executive
• Control officer
• Costs budget manager

The placements could involve:

• Producing monthly management reports
• Compiling finance instructions for budgets
• Providing financial guidance on business cases
• Collating actual costs


You’ll need 5 GCSEs, at grades C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, or equivalent. (Or expect to have these qualifications by 31 August 2017.)



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Grade entry qualifications

You’ll need 5 GCSEs, at grades C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, or equivalent. (Or expect to have these qualifications by 31 August 2017.)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Sift/interview dates and location

Up to 8 weeks for online test results.
Up to 8-10 weeks after assessment to see if successful.

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