Apprenticeships - Finance

Finance apprenticeships

If you have a passion for business, building relationships and ambition to achieve a professional qualification, our apprenticeship is a great entry point for a successful career in finance.

Our finance organisation is key to ensuring that we operate in the most cost-effective way possible, to deliver maximum value to our patients, customers and shareholders. We provide critical insight and analysis and help to drive decision making and achievement of our strategic goals.

As a finance apprentice, you will gain a broad understanding of how our global business operates, particularly from a financial management perspective. Your Level 4 apprenticeship will combine hands-on experience and the development of transferrable business skills with the globally recognised CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Certificate in Management Accounting.

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

This apprenticeship programme will provide you with hands-on experience together with the opportunity to develop transferrable business skills while working towards the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business Management Accounting, the equivalent of the first year of university study.

You may also be offered a permanent role and the opportunity to complete further fully sponsored study to qualify as a Chartered Management Accountant after your apprenticeship, the equivalent of a Masters degree.

What does a Finance apprenticeship involve?

You will two different 12-month rotations, working in one of our finance teams with a combination of on-the-job learning and a programme of training and development. Your duties might include:

  • Assisting with financial processes, support period end close duties.
  • Dealing with internal or external customer queries.
  • Identifying and resolving issues using agreed processes or escalating as appropriate.
  • Reviewing accounting documents, producing routine reports and summaries for management as required.

Do I have the skills?

You do not need any prior finance experience. We’re looking for good communicators who enjoy working with people.

To be eligible for our finance apprenticeship programme, you will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above or equivalent, including Maths and English language both at grade B
  • 300 UCAS points from three A-levels not including General Studies

Where will I be based?

The programme runs for two years, with rotations in out West London offices: Stockley Park (Uxbridge, UK) and GSK House (Brentford, UK). It will provide crucial work experience across the key areas finance.

When can I start?

We are currently closed for 2017 applications, the application process will begin again in November 2017 for 2018 starters.

GSK is focused on creating an inclusive organisation where all employees feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution. We aim to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures regardless of actual or perceived race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, gender identity and/or expression, religion or belief, physical ability/ disability.