DS Smith Finance Apprenticeship Programme

Recruiter
DS Smith
Location
Blaenau Gwent
Posted
31 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary: £13,000 rising to £14,000
Contract type: Apprenticeship Length of employment: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract
Type of role: Finance
Working pattern: Full-time, with weekly day release to attend college
Hours: 37.5
Location: Solomon House, Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly, CF83 3GS
Overview
We are seeking highly committed and competent Apprentices for our 2019 DS Smith Business Services Finance Apprenticeship Programme. The Programme covers all areas of Transactional Finance, and some Accounting. We will offer you challenging opportunities that will develop your career and offer you great rewards. In return you will ‘own’ your career, driving your own development and embracing the opportunities that come along. We will expect you to work hard and deliver exceptional results.
The Programme
The DS Smith Finance Apprenticeship Programme is a two-year rotational development programme. You will have the opportunity to gain experience of:
• Accounts Payable
• Cash & Collections,
• Finance and Accounting
• Master Data function
Your hands-on experience will be underpinned by external study towards achieving the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT Level 2 and 3) qualification. After successful completion of the first 18 months, you will be eligible to apply for a permanent position within the finance function.
About you:
We are seeking individuals who:
• Enjoy solving complex problems and can deliver clear and effective solutions
• Are prepared to commit to a two year training programme
• Can understand the bigger picture whilst dealing with the essential details
• Have high standards of written and verbal communication
• Are keen on embracing change
• Are willing to share information, knowledge and skills
• Have a strong focus on internal and external customers • Have a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
• Are proactive and willing to take responsibility for their own development & career progression
Things you need to know:
Qualifications
5 GCSE’s, including English & Maths, at Grades A*- C
2 A levels (Grades A – C), or equivalent (Maths A Level would be an advantage)
*Please note we are unable to accept applicants who have already completed a finance degree (or comparable qualification) or apprenticeship at level 4.
We provide first rate benefits for all of our employees which include flexible working, excellent study and annual leave entitlements, maternity and paternity allowances and very competitive pension schemes.
About DS Smith:
DS Smith is a FTSE 100 listed business and a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. Our core business is the design and manufacture of innovative, sustainable packaging solutions that consider the entire supply chain. We are building a better business, focused on delivering sustainable value. To us, true sustainable value is found when balancing the needs of Our Business, Our Environment and Our People.
Selection process details:
You must submit a CV and cover letter on the DS Smith website by midnight of the closing date. Details will be provided by email following submission of your application with respect to next steps and assessments

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