Finance apprentice at Boots

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Working in a Financial reporting team, creating reports both manual and automated with SAP BW and Cognos along with basics such as Excel. Deliver key information to areas of the business to allow it to make informed decisions and react to an ever fast paced and changing environment.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Excel Macro automation Presentation skills plus various reporting tool use

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


i really enjoy my apprenticeship, i think it has been harder than i was expecting but i would consider it a challenge and it has been rewarding so far. The college work is not incredibly challenging but the job role i have is and its a nice balance.

4. How valued do you feel by Boots?


Staff that i work with are great and have helped me develop and always looked out for me. I feel like its a great environment where i dont really feel like an apprentice and just one of the team.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The course that we follow has been good, it requires a lot of self study which you would expect so some might not find it for them but as long as your willing to use your free time occasionally to really give the apprenticeship the time it needs then you will be fine.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


The tutor has been very supportive and is base on site so it is never a problem getting in conatact when you are not too sure on somthing.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Boots are 100% supportive of my balance bettween completing my apprenticeship work and managing my job role. I feel really happy about how its handled

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


My salary is reasonably generous for an apprentice and after 2 years your prospects only rise.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


plenty of opportunity to get involved in charity work or other projects and i started a colleague football team so your imagination is your limit on that one.

9a. Would you recommend Boots to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

Great opportunity for someone who wants to work within a large Health and beauty retailer

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Boots? *

Be confident in your ability and be open to trying anything new. Dont hold back on any idea you have and try and prepare as much as possible when and if you reach the interview.

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