Finance Apprentice

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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our Finance Group. Your apprenticeship will last for 21 months and you will be trained on a range of different aspects of our work, taking on real office tasks every day. You will earn and learn, studying for an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, gaining valuable skills and experience to set you up for the rest of your finance career.

As a Finance Apprentice, you will support the delivery of finance activity across various teams within the Finance Group and develop your knowledge of key finance processes and undertake finance tasks in an accurate and timely manner. You will provide administrative support to the Finance Group, including supporting the Senior Management Team and develop knowledge of standard IT programmes, including specific finance systems.

You will support the Finance Group in ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting, this will include entering and managing transactions on the finance systems and work with colleagues and stakeholders across HM Land Registry to communicate financial information, advise on financial process and practises and answer finance related queries. You will attend meetings and contribute ideas for improving services, including increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

Please see the attached job description for more information.


To be successful in this apprenticeship you will need to have 5 GCSE’s at grade C or grade 4 or above, including Maths and English or equivalent. You will need to have an enthusiasm for learning and a strong commitment to your career and development and have good interpersonal and organisational skills including the ability to work with others to prioritise, deliver tasks and work to deadlines. You will need to be confident in the use of IT systems and software and have the ability to work with different types of information sources and apply attention to detail.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in Croydon.


5 GCSE’s at grade C or grade 4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace


A great place to work
HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs. We offer flexible working to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us.

Where difference is celebrated
We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan.

Please click here for further information on our rewards package:

Working at HM Land Registry

Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability and Experience.
You will be asked to complete a short application form in the first instance and sit the Numerical Reasoning Test. Ideally you should take the test no later than midday on 30 November 2020, to allow for the next stage of the application process. If successful, you will be asked to complete the full application form.

Please complete the online application form to include your qualifications and job history. The statement of suitability section (in no more than 1000 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential experience criteria listed below:

• Enthusiasm for learning and a strong commitment to your career and development
• Good interpersonal and organisational skills including the ability to work with others to prioritise, deliver tasks and work to deadlines
• Confident in the use of IT systems and software
• Ability to work with different types of information sources and apply attention to detail

In the event of a high volume of applications, we may only sift on the leading essential experience criteria ‘Enthusiasm for learning and a strong commitment to your career and development’.

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. If successful at the shortlisting stage, you will be invited to attend a virtual, blended interview including a pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview week commencing 14 December 2020.

The blended interview will test the behaviours listed in the job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If you require the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration you are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

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Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
Name : Marie Twomey
Email :

Recruitment team :
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Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission:


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