Finance Apprentice at Civil Service

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Yorkshire & The Humber
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£21,980 annually
Review Date:
January 2015

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Review Score

5 /10

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

5/10

Using Excel Spreadsheets to complete various reports

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

7/10

CIMA qualification Accounting and Finance knowledge

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

2/10

it is challenging. I like my colleagues but they are largely much older than me so as a result i can't relate to them personally or form friendships with colleagues. As the youngest person on my team i often end up being 'tech support' for people in the team.

4. How valued do you feel by Civil Service?

3/10

As a government employee I feel very disposable. I am aware that my future career can be disrupted by the whims of politicians.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

3/10

not very. I didn't even receive my contract until i had been working for 3 months. I had no idea what my role was going to be until a few days before i started.

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

8/10

a lot of support, there is online resources and mentors and other apprentices who i can contact.

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

8/10

If i need support it is there, there is a dedicated team working with the apprentices in HR

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

8/10

The salary is great and was the main reason i applied.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

1/10

no

9. Would you recommend Civil Service to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

the pay is great and the career opportinities are there. however you have to be okay with working with a lot of people triple your age.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Civil Service?

a lot of applicants don't finish the application process, they miss assesment deadlines or dont turn up to interview days. you can increase your chances significantly by just completing the process.

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