Finance Apprenticeships

Finance Apprenticeships at Smart Training & Recruitment provide structured training programmes designed to develop essential skills and knowledge for various roles within the finance sector. These apprenticeships combine practical experience with theoretical learning to prepare individuals for successful careers in finance.

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Develop Expertise with Finance Apprenticeships

Smart Training & Recruitment offers comprehensive Finance Apprenticeships designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in various financial roles, including HR & Payroll. These programmes provide practical experience and theoretical understanding, preparing apprentices for successful careers in the finance sector.

What are Finance Apprenticeships?

Finance Apprenticeships are structured training programmes aimed at developing proficient professionals in financial roles within businesses and organisations. These apprenticeships cover a broad range of responsibilities, including payroll administration, bookkeeping, accounting practices, and other finance-related functions. Apprentices gain hands-on experience while learning about critical financial processes and regulations.

Finance Apprenticeship Programmes Offered

We currently offer courses in Payroll Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship. This apprenticeship is designed for individuals responsible for setting up and operating payroll systems within an organisation or on behalf of another entity. The role may be situated within various business functions such as HR or Finance and can be found in diverse settings like payroll bureaus, accounting firms, and professional services companies.

Learning topics covered in this apprenticeship:

  • Business and Payroll
  • Regulations and Compliance
  • Gross, Taxation and Tax Codes
  • Payments: Net Pay, SSP, SMP/SAP/SPP/ShPP/SBP
  • Pensions
  • Tax tables, Higher and Tax slices
  • National Insurance

Finance Apprenticeship Learner Journey

Our specialist tutors provide comprehensive support throughout the 18 months of on-programme learning and 4 months of End Point Assessment (course dependent). This includes monthly virtual classroom lessons and workshops, workplace training, shadowing, mentoring, and online one-to-one support. Additionally, we offer support for functional skills in English and Mathematics to ensure apprentices are fully prepared for their End Point Assessment and confident in their skills.

Career Advancement after completing a Finance Apprenticeship

Upon completion of a Finance Apprenticeship, individuals receive free affiliate-level membership with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) for two years. This membership can be upgraded to associate level upon successfully completing the apprenticeship. Graduates may pursue further progression opportunities, advancing to more senior positions such as Team Leader, Supervisor, or Manager within payroll. Additionally, there are potential career paths in related departments such as HR, Finance, or Pensions, providing a wide range of opportunities for career growth and development.

Do you want to learn more about our Finance Apprenticeships?

For more information on our Apprenticeships, contact Smart Training & Recruitment. Fill out the contact form or call 01983 475006 for details on enrollment and programme benefits.

Learner & Employer testimonials that speak for themselves

" I did 2 hospitality courses with Paul Welbourne. He was such great support very patient and thorough. My life has changed so much for the better. I’m now working in management and I’m earning more than double. I’m so happy that I had the chance to learn and grow with smart. I’ll never forget how Paul helped and believed in me. Thank you so much "

Chanelle (Learner)

" I really enjoyed learning with Smart! I had lessons from both Megan & Sarah and they were both so supportive, patient and encouraging. I passed my exams with a distinction and I couldn't of done it without their support! Than you so much for everything. "

Mark Holt & Co

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