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Apprentice - Accounts Receivable/Payable
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Accounts Receivable/Payable Apprentice

Number of positions - three
Employer: London Borough of Sutton
Length: up to 18 months fixed term contract (dependent upon experience)
Location: Sutton Civic Offices and Royal Borough of Kingston Guildhall 2

Qualification: Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Chartered Institute of Credit Management: Diploma in Credit Management; Diploma in Debt Collection;
Salary: Apprentice 1st year £9,951/Level 2 and 2nd year £12,579/Level 3
Working week: Mon – Fri - 36 Hours (includes 20% time for training)

Get Ahead…It’s Your Future!

An exciting apprenticeship opportunity has arisen, working in both the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston's Shared Finance Service, which would give the successful candidate experience of working across a wide range of directorates including Social Care, Revenues Benefits, Environment, Housing Regeneration.

If you are enthusiastic, driven and committed, would like to gain an industry qualification, and have an interest in working within one of the finance operations, ensuring services are achieving the best possible outcomes for both the council's and our residents, then this is a great opportunity!

The successful candidate will gain experience working with internal and external customers, both commercial and/or customer, to ensure that the cash flow is there while achieving a fair outcome for customers. This requires proactive complex interaction with customers who are due, to e.g. having multiple debts, consistently reaching credit limits or breaching credit agreements, missing repayments to bad debts while retaining positive sustained relationships and outcomes.

There is excellent potential career progression as many of our employees have been offered permanent positions at the end of their apprenticeship.

Working in the busy Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable Teams you’ll be managing payments to our suppliers and collecting payments from our customers.

In return, what we can offer you is:

Plenty of opportunities to develop key skills that will help you get ahead in a career

Earn good rates of pay while you learn new skills and gain a qualification

The opportunity to learn from experienced staff working within a high performing and widely respected Council

Develop your communications skills as you won’t just interact with your team, but also work with staff working in other parts of the council

Working in a team passionate about offering excellent customer service

We are fully committed to providing opportunities for people to develop themselves through real and varied job roles across the Council. Apprenticeships combine working with studying for a work-based qualification from GCSEs or equivalent up to degree level. The length of the apprenticeship programme varies according to the type and level of apprenticeship but all apprenticeships take at least a year to complete.

Apply now if you want an interesting and challenging job. We also want to  your existing skills to improve our work. This is a great start to your career if you are looking to get into the Public sector.

You’ll need to Register on the Sutton website first, then to apply for this vacancy upload your C.V. via the online portal. Please include a supporting statement explaining why you are interested in the role and refer to the person specification within the Role Profile.pdf

Closing date: Monday 2 July 2018

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