Have a knack for solving problems and good with numbers? This apprenticeship could be the one for you...
Finance professionals have lots of different tasks, but essentially they help organisations decide how much money to spend, and make sure they pay the right taxes at the right time.
What is the BT finance apprenticeship?
The BT finance apprenticeship is a degree apprenticeship. This means you will earn a good salary while working and gain a degree. You might even get to travel abroad. Sounds pretty good, right?
You will also gain a professional qualification in either management accounting (keeping track of a company’s finances) or internal auditing (monitoring how efficient a business is).
“I had always thought I would go to university and get a degree, but after completing my A Levels I felt eager to start my career and continue my studies alongside work,” says Rosie, a BT finance apprentice. “When I was thinking about studying accountancy I had the old stereotype in the back of my mind, telling me that accountancy was boring and dull, but when I actually spoke to people working in finance I learnt how diverse your career path can be.”
Rosie added: “I would recommend this apprenticeship scheme very highly; we receive invaluable support and training in our job roles and in college, and have lots of exciting opportunities to network, meet senior managers and reach our career goals.”
BT are looking for young people who...
- Are good at working with numbers.
- Have great problem-solving abilities.
- Have brilliant communication skills, in order to influence your colleagues’ decisions.
- Are ambitious, hard-working and dedicated to the job.
You will need to have 3 A-Levels of at least BBB grade by September 2017. You’ll also need at least 5 GCSEs at grade B or above, including English and maths.
How does the training work?
The BT finance apprenticeship lasts for between 4 and 4.5 years, and you’ll get to experience different finance roles within BT.
The company will sponsor you to study for a professional qualification: the CIMA qualification (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), or the CMIIA qualification (Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors).
You will be given guidance from a mentor who will help you to develop your skills and qualities. You’ll also be given time off so you can revise and ace you CIMA or CMIIA exams!
How do I apply?
BT are offering 12 different kinds of apprenticeships in 2017. We’re guessing you picked the BT finance apprenticeship because it sounds perfect for you – but check out the others before making your decision, because you can only apply for one.
- When you’re ready to apply, fill out the online application form on the BT website. Check out our advice on filling out application forms for help with this.
- If meet the requirements and put together a strong application, the be asked to complete an online test – and find out straight away whether you’ve got through to the next stage, which is…
- A video interview: You’ll meet some friendly interviewers, who will ask you why you’ve applied for a customer service apprenticeship, and why you’d make an awesome hire!
- If you impress, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre at a location near you, which you’ll attend alongside other candidates.
Ready to apply?
Visit the BT website by clicking the button below to visit the BT finance apprenticeship pages. Click on the area you’re interested in to get your application underway!