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Title:  Apprentice - Accountancy


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Financial Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  169143

Sanctuary is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Apprentice - Accountancy


Fixed term contract initially for 12 months


Worcester based with a balance of home and office working


Starting salary year 1: £10,501 per year


35 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


This is an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning Apprenticeship programme as an Accountancy Apprentice where you will rotate throughout a variety of roles within the Finance department. Beginning at the foundation positions before progressing into more complex and responsible roles, we offer a great insight into all departments of a Finance function. The skills developed throughout the professional qualification will be given the space to be showcased in the workplace allowing you to develop on a professional and personal basis.


In partnership with our training provider - Worcestershire Group Training Association (WGTA) we are initially offering a 1-year Apprenticeship in Accountancy. You will be provided with first rate training leading to an AAT Level 2 nationally recognised qualification, while at the same time supporting the Finance function to gain an insight into the systems and processes, we use.


What will you do?

  • Learning vital office skills such as planning, organising, filing, processing, and managing correspondence
  • The opportunity to develop your practical skills
  • Processing invoices and related query resolution
  • Balancing accounts
  • Handling banking and petty cash
  • Preparing VAT returns


What skills do you need?

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (grades 4 – 9) or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Able to follow processes and procedures
  • Good attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of MS packages (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Great communication skills
  • Commitment, determination, and enthusiasm
  • Flexible and adaptable team player


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme


Closing Date: 30 June 2022


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.