Finance & Commercial/Procurement Apprenticeship at Severn Trent

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About Severn Trent

At Severn Trent, we bring clean water to over eight million people, every day. Together, we’re delivering and caring for the world’s most precious resource.

We’re a fluid organisation – the challenges we face are always changing, and we’re changing to meet them. From harnessing the power of digital technology to finding safer, more efficient ways to save water, we’re building a network that’s ready for the 21st century. As an Apprentice, you’ll be at the heart of that transformation.

Finance & Commercial/Procurement Apprenticeship

Find out how Finance can change lives

This is a chance to develop in-depth knowledge of our financial systems, at a time when our industry is going through an incredible – and unparalleled – transformation. Here, you’ll get a unique insight into the way one of the UK’s biggest businesses functions, as well as how we adapt to rapid, large-scale changes.

Make our business flow

As an Apprentice on our Finance scheme, you’ll train for a nationally-recognised accounting qualification, as well as putting your knowledge into practice by working on live projects. Rotating regularly around different roles, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about all of the things that make our business flow. That could include spending time in any one of the following departments:

Capital Accounting

Our Capital Accounting team works alongside Project Managers and Engineers in-the-field, helping them to manage and oversee the financing of all sorts of building projects, from underground pipes to water treatment works.

Management Accounting

This department sits at the heart of our finance function, and accounts for all of the essential things a FTSE 100 business needs to run, like salaries, cash management, insurance and rates.

Financial Operations

Financial Operations deal with accounts receivable and accounts payable or, to put it simply, all of the money we owe and all of the money we’re due.

Finance and Performance

Our Finance and Performance team help us to decide where to direct our spending next, for example, reinforcing flood defences in high-risk areas or preparing to comply with new regulatory standards.

At Severn Trent, you’ll learn all about the financial structures that underpin our business. This 3 year scheme will let you progress to securing a Level 4 AAT qualification. Once you’ve completed your scheme and gained the qualification, this’ll give you the opportunity to then study further to become a Chartered Accountant.

What we’re looking for

  • 2+ A Levels in relevant subjects or equivalent Certificate/Diploma in Accounting, Advanced Apprenticeship in Finance/Accounting
  • 3-5 GSCEs at grade C or above in English, Maths and a Science subject
  • Willingness to get your full UK driving licence (if you don’t already have it)
  • Ability to get to work and college independently – not all our sites are on public transport routes
  • The full right to live and work in the UK (without restrictions)

*Note: If you don’t have any formal qualifications, you can show (possibly through a portfolio) that you’ve the potential to complete this apprenticeship through having previously worked in this sector at Level 3 or higher. Please apply if you’re currently employed in the sector and are looking for personal development and career progression.

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