2019 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Level 7 Finance Apprenticeship Vacancy

Deadline: January 14, 2019.

The Civil Service is changing. Together we’re finding new ways to serve the public, work more efficiently, and make government more transparent. We’re making the Civil Service a truly brilliant place to work.

We are seeking candidates with excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills, who are highly motivated to provide high quality and accurate financial expertise while gaining the skills and experience to become a finance professional.



Successful candidates will work in various finance roles and teams based in London.
FCO departments will configure the roles to meet specific business needs, which might typically include:
• Excellent communication and influencing skills to enable stakeholders to make timely and robust decisions on managing resources
• Demonstrate initiative and resilience to delivering results to deadlines
• Provide support, advice and financial expertise on resource management policy and issues to senior managers to help to deliver key objectives and meet the FCO’s strategic priorities
• Gather key financial data, produce reports, analyse data to ensure it accurately reflects resource needs
• Prepare proposals for Management or Programme Boards to help deliver value for money
• To lead on commissioning and coordinating returns for the Annual Report & Accounts
• Check, validate and aggregate financial plans, analysing issues, risks, troubleshooting problems and answering queries as they arise
• Deliver financial excellence to help the FCO improve and standardise processes
• Work with stakeholders to reduce costs and develop proposals for affordable budgets to put to the senior Management Board

They will enrol you onto a Level 7 Accountancy / Taxation Professional Apprenticeship Standard with Arch Apprentices.



They will assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Making effective decisions
  • Delivering at pace
  • Leading and communicating
  • Delivering value for money

You must provide evidence against the following on your application form:

  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Making effective decisions




1. The qualification should take approximately 36 months to complete and will be made up of on the job learning at the FCO and apprenticeship training. You will spend a minimum of 20% of your paid hours on off-the-job apprenticeship related training and assignments over the planned duration of the training period (the practical period).

2. The practical period is due to end at the gateway point before the end-point assessment.

3. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed

4. Open to UK nationals only.




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