Careers

Level 3 & 4 Accounting & Finance Apprenticeship - BBC Cymru Wales

Job Introduction

Key Information

Start Date: 31st August 2021 (please note that apprentices are expected to commence their academic learning with our Learning Provider on 6th September 2021)

Scheme Duration: 12 months for Level 3 and then a further 12months for Level 4 (two years programme)

Location: Cardiff

Typical roles following the scheme: Finance Assistant, Assistant Accountant, Finance Coordinator (Job Family: Finance)

Application process

  • You will complete an online application which will include a variety of questions around your interest in Finance and what you can bring to the apprenticeship.
  • If we like what we see, you will be invited to record a short video interview.
  • If you are invited to the next stage, you will be asked to undertake assessments and an interview with the BBC Finance team. This assessment/interview stage is expected to be handled virtually in line with the Covid measures.

Due to the volume of applications, the process of long and shortlisting can take time. Outcomes may take up to two months.

Please make note that interviews are anticipated to take place during the week commencing 24th May.

Diversity

We are a diversity champion and we promote a good working environment for all existing and potential staff ensuring equal treatment for all of our employees. We have formed a partnership with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion-focused careers site. All of our vacancies are also listed on VERCIDA.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

 

Role Responsibility

What to expect on your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will allow you to develop your skills and specialist knowledge in Accounting and Finance.

You will have the opportunity to virtually study over the duration of 2 years; the first 12 months studying for Level 3 (primary core modules including Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, Spreadsheets for Accounting) which will then enable progression onto a further 12 months - Level 4 programme (primary core modules ranging from Management Accounting: Costing and Ethics for Accountants). The academic element will be delivered by our Learning Provider: Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC).

This apprenticeship will allow you to deepen your knowledge in these areas and develop fundamental competencies which will assist in furthering your understanding of Accounting and Finance and developing your future career/career pathway. As part of this apprenticeship, you will be based within BBC Group Finance department in Cardiff and you will have an opportunity to work with workstream teams such as Financial Operations, Financial Reporting and Treasury Operations. This experience is geared to developing your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance with the apprenticeship standards. 

On successful completion of your apprenticeship not only will you gain a Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting and a Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting but you will also become a permanent member of our Group Finance Central team in Cardiff.

The Ideal Candidate

What we look for:

This apprenticeship is for those wanting to develop their skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a Finance career and gain an AAT Advance Diploma in Accounting upon completion of the Level 3 programme. In addition, an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, as well as an Institute of Apprenticeship Pass Certification upon completion of Level 4 programme.

Does this sound like the scheme for you? Here is what we are looking for…

  • Must have English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above (or equivalent).
  • Must have successful completion of AAT Level 2 - Foundation Certificate in Accounting (without this – applications will not be considered).
  • Must have an interest and passion to develop a career in Finance.
  • Love numbers and have an ability to tackle any numerical challenges.
  • Have great communication skills and thrive when working in a team.
  • Be an organised self-starter who can manage their own workload.
  • Enjoy solving problems and suggesting new ideas/ways of working.
  • Able to work flexibly with a focus on meeting deadlines and high standards.
  • Have a good eye for detail.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

 

What are we offering?

  • A salary of £14,400 per year (pro-rated) followed by an annual increase.
  • 25 days holiday a year with an option to buy or sell days to suit you. As well as national bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off between Christmas and New Year.
  • Gold-standard industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC staff.
  • A Finance-based mentor to support and guide you during your training.
  • A defined contributions pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
  • A permanent position following the successful completion of your apprenticeship working at one of the world’s most creative and innovative media organisations.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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