Luminate Education Group

Finance Apprentice (Ref: APP227)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Apprentice Rates
15 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
Job Function
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

** COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 there may be delays in both the recruitment and onboarding processes. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. **

** We are paying all of our employees (regardless of length of service) full pay should they develop COVID-19 symptoms/where the illness is confirmed. This will be in line with our current scheme, equivalent to our employees with 4 to 12 months of service.**

Fixed Term Contract for 15 months.
Apprenticeship Rates are age related:

Level Two
(16yrs to 17yrs)  £4.71 per hour or £9,086 PA
(18yrs to 20yrs) £6.61 per hour or £12,752 PA
(21yrs to 24yrs) £8.36 per hour or £16,128 PA
(25+yrs) £8.72 per hour or £16,822 PA

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country. 


The post holder will provide a customer focussed responsive and quality financial service supporting all aspects of the Accounts Receivable team in their day to day, month end and year end duties. The post holder will be required to undertake studies towards the successful completion of the AAT Level 2 and Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. The post holder will, at all times, comply with Leeds City College Group Financial Regulations and Procedures and maintain a pro-active and diligent approach to fraud awareness.


  • Accounts payable - to support in the timely and accurate payment of supplier invoices using the college’s U4 finance system.
  • Accounts Receivable – to support in the timely collection of all monies due to the college and maintain an accurate position of the college’s debtors
  • Financial Accounting team – to support the timely reporting and reconciliation of the college's cash resources. To prepare cash receipts for banking, including counting and reconciling all receipts.


  • Ambitious
  • Conscientious
  • Use initiative
  • Effective communicator
  • Confident
  • Good IT skills
  • Good mathematical skills


Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK’s largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. 


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension scheme with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to the vacancy.  


Luminate Education Group is committed to the Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: 

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.


For more information about the role please contact:

Sharron al-Sammari

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

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