Finance Apprentice


Employer description:

QA Ltd is one of the UK’s digital education and skills providers with a presence in technical, management and other associated professional skills.

Listed below are the key values and attributes expected of all QA employees

Integrity - We will: Be open and honest. Have trust and respect for each other. Act in the best interests of the whole business. Share knowledge and experience.

Commitment – We will: Deliver our obligations to clients and colleagues. Take individual responsibility and be proactive in delivering what we promise. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion. Support our communities and protect the environment.

Service – We will: Understand our clients and exceed their expectations. Provide exceptional value. Deliver the highest quality service. Strive to continually improve and enhance our services.


We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice.

You will have the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience, earn a salary, and receive all your training at no cost to you as you complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensuring purchase invoices are processed in a timely manner and are matched correctly to purchase orders
  • Deal with supplier queries in a professional and timely manner
  • Ensure all purchase/staff expenses procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure the delegates have a good experience when covering reception

As well as:

  • Gain an understanding of all areas of the payables and billing team
  • Process sales invoices onto customer portals
  • Liaise with sales teams on any billing issues
  • Deal with supplier / staff expense queries as they arise
  • Process supplier invoices
  • Spot check staff expense submissions
  • Create payment reports
  • Process travel bookings
  • Place bookings with vendors
  • Take part in the team rota of ad hoc tasks
  • Cover reception duties – setting up classrooms, Franking, IT packaging, organising couriers etc.

What we are looking for:


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management
  • Provide exceptional customer service


  • Basic Excel, Word and Office skills

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • 3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject 

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme. 

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

Find out more here:


£13,000 - £16,000 per annum.

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Important Information: 

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. 

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.