Accounting Technician (UK)
Ambitious for your career and looking for an alternative to university? Then this scheme could be perfect for you. The Accounting Technician Programme (ATP) is your chance to launch a career in finance as part of our successful global business – enjoying the perfect mix of on-the-job experience and classroom-based learning all the while. And at the end of the 18 months, you’ll not only be up to speed with finance, you’ll also have valuable professional qualifications under your belt.
What is the Accounting Technician Programme?
You’ll experience three six-month placements during the programme. Each gives you insight into a different business area, meaning you’ll build a broad understanding of our company as a whole. The placements could be based in any of our UK sites, but your final role will be in our European Finance Service Centre (EFSC) in Derby.
Throughout, you’ll enjoy first-class career development. You’ll be supported by solid feedback, mentoring and coaching from fully qualified accountants who were once in your position. You’ll also get industry-recognised qualifications, a great job – and none of the debts associated with university study. Best of all, some of our programme participants have gone on to work at the highest levels of our business, so there’s no telling how far you can go.
Rolls-Royce has enabled land-speed records. We’ve designed the world’s most environmentally friendly ships. We’ve developed turbines that generate power wherever the world needs it. In short, Rolls-Royce technology has underpinned some of the most spectacular achievements on land, at sea and in the air. Now, we’re a global company, active in 50 countries, and our future looks even more exciting. Our order book currently stands at over £62.2 billion – and to complete these orders to our exacting standards, we expect to double in size over the next decade.
How you’ll benefit:
All our apprentices are paid competitive salaries. It’s difficult to say exactly how much this will be because it varies according to role and location, but to give you a general idea, Accounting Technicians start at around £12,000-£13,000 per year, which increases significantly post ATP completion.
- Experience in a global company
- Funded studies and professional body membership
- Time off to study, with salary throughout
- A guaranteed first substantive role after training
- Great networking opportunities
- A mentoring scheme for everyone on the programme
- Opportunities to work around the UK
- Opportunities to join pension schemes with generous Rolls-Royce contributions
- Access to sports and leisure facilities through the Rolls-Royce Leisure and Apprentice Associations
Training and development:
Just as important as your day-to-day work will be the time you spend on day-release working towards your AAT exams. The AAT has three stages of exams:
We’ll pay all your fees, and once you earn your AAT qualification we’ll support your further study for a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) certification.Who are we looking for and what qualifications do you need?
We’ll be looking for:
A strong academic background – with A or B grades at A-Level (or equivalent), in maths, accounting, finance, or economics. A strong suite of GCSEs, including maths and English, is also essential.
Some work experience and a good idea of the importance of finance in business.
Interests/hobbies and achievements that show you can balance work and life effectively. Sports and volunteer work are just two examples.
Ready to take the next step?
If want to get involved in the Accounting Technician Programme at Rolls-Royce, take a look at the vacancies available and apply online.
Note: Applicants for UK positions should know that Rolls-Royce will not be able to support a Certificate of Sponsorship application under the UK Immigration Points Based Scheme for this particular vacancy. As a result, to be eligible for this position, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK without requiring company sponsorship.