Higher Apprentice - Finance (Warwick)





24 Months – Level 4 Apprenticeship 



36 Months – Level 7 Apprenticeship (following successful completion of level 4 apprenticeship) 




About the role




Our Finance function delivers the insights that drive our financial outperformance and long-term value. We engage with all areas of the National Grid business reporting on performance and acting as partners to aid in decision making. On the programme, you’ll gain exposure to different parts of our business and be an integral part of the team from the start. The finance function plays an important role across a number of areas, and you’ll be actively involved in the following: 



  • playing an integral part in business decision making 


  • planning, budgeting and forecasting 


  • reporting and commentary 


  • maintaining strong controls and financial integrity 


  • supporting business and finance initiatives to drive performance and efficiencies 


  • understanding of the finance systems and data structures



Through the finance apprenticeship programme, you will undertake a 2-year Level 4 apprenticeship which upon successful completion will lead into a 3-year Level 7 apprenticeship. Throughout both apprenticeships you will undertake a number of placements with the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of roles across different types of finance teams. 



The Level 4 apprenticeship will include placements within the transactional/general accounting team based in our Warwick office where you will develop your base level finance knowledge and technical skills. 

This will usually include: 



  • Transactional level accounting, journals and cost centre management 
  • Integrity of the numbers – ensuring the right costs are in the right place at the right time 
  • Understanding of the finance systems and data structures 



During your two years you will also take part in various off the job training to develop your skills and you will also study towards an accountancy qualification through a dedicated training provider. 



Location: The role will be based in our HQ in Warwick

What you'll get




  • £24,090 (plus kick-starter bonus)


  • 25 days’ holiday


  • 18 months worth of accommodation allowance


  • Competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits


  • Excellent training opportunities to support you with your career and personal development


  • Level 4 apprenticeship (if you have delivered excellent performance you may be offered our Level 7 apprenticeship where you can continue your finance career journey!)  

About you




Finance is a crucial function of National Grid and affects every aspect of the company so you will need to be a good communicator and be able to engage with people at every level. An interest in Finance and is a must but more important is your commitment and enthusiasm to learn and develop and a passion and drive to succeed. You don’t need prior work experience or finance-based A-Levels; we will teach you everything you need to know to have a successful and rewarding career in Finance. 

What you'll need




To apply for this role, you will need: 



  • GCSE’s in Maths & English at grade 5 or higher, at a minimum 


  • 2 A-Levels at Grade C or higher, or equivalent, at a minimum  

Our values and principles




Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require. 

Further Information




This role will close in March 2024, however, we encourage you to apply as early as possible as we will close roles if they are filled earlier than the deadline.   



   Assessment centres will be held from January – April 2024. 

 Higher Apprenticeship
 Published on 11-12-2023
 Deadline NA