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Graduate Finance Apprentice

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Aldermore Bank

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Graduate Job

Banking & FinanceReading


  • Aldermore are offering an exciting apprenticeship programme that will immerse you straight into the Bank’s finance function, all while supporting you as you study towards gaining the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA).
  • Over three years you will spend time in different teams key to the Bank’s finance function, such as Financial Control, Financial Planning and Analysis, Regulatory Reporting and Financial Reporting. Here you will learn from experienced industry professionals through hands-on teaching, where you will pick up the vital business, personal and technical skills you will use across the Aldermore network, and throughout your future career. The programme can even offer the apprentice the opportunity to spend some time seconded to the finance function of the Bank’s parent company FirstRand – based in South Africa.
  • You will also be fully supported with study leave for courses and exams as you work towards the Level 7 Accountancy and Taxation Professional Apprenticeship as well as the ACA qualification.


  • Organised and prepared to work and study during the 3 years
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple stakeholders
  • Assertive, knowledgeable and adaptable with an interest and curiosity to make a difference
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Minimum 2:1 degree
  • 3 A Levels at C or above and must include 1 of the following: Maths, English or a Science
  • GCSE Maths and English

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Gain experience across many aspects of accounting, including transactional posting, assisting the production of monthly management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations and statutory annual financial statements, and providing variance analysis on the Bank’s performance;
  • Assist and support the production of regulatory reporting to the Bank of England and other relevant bodies;
  • Prepare presentations and other communication materials for press releases and presentations to analysts and the FirstRand IR function (Power Point slides, credit risk and margin analysis);
  • Support the delivery of the monthly forecasting process (cashflow and monthly rolling forecasts);
  • Develop relationships and build a strong network of people across Finance and the wider Group;
  • Communicate in a professional manner with various stakeholders across the bank;
  • Support the delivery of new financial processes;
  • Take the initiative for process improvements and process reviews and their implementation;
  • And much more!


Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Feb 29, 2024