Finance (Level 4)

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Join us at a time of major transformation and, as you develop your skills to increase our income so that we can improve our network for customers.

Eunice, Finance Apprentice“Understanding the financial aspects was challenging at first but now, I’m able to identify improvements and make suggestions for implementing change.”

— Eunice, Finance Apprentice


How long: 2 years
Where: London
Salary: £20,231

What you’ll need

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language
  • Plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* – D or equivalent
  • To be 18 years of age by 1 September 2020

We’re looking for people who are

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo
  • Inquisitive mind
  • Motivated to add value

Job overview

We’re evolving into a period of unprecedented financial change as the first transport authority in Europe to operate without government support for our day-to-day operating costs.

This means we’re independently funding our £7bn annual operating costs from our own sources of income. By financial year 2022/23, we aim to make an operating surplus that we can reinvest into improving our network.

You’ll have a huge part to play in this, working with stakeholders to make commercial business decisions together; challenging, driving and guiding them to reduce costs and increase income.

What will I be doing? 

Your two year development programme will be made up of to 6 placement rotations which will develop your understanding of the different aspects that make up Finance as a business function. You’ll also be studying for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate in Business Accounting qualification through the Level 4 Accountancy Taxation Professional apprenticeship.

Your placements could include Cash Management, Revenue Collection and General Ledger.

In year two, you will complete Operational Placement working in London Underground. You’ll also complete placements in Finance Hub, understanding the operational business and providing insightful financial reports.

Where can this career take me?

You could become Assistant Finance Business Partner or Finance Analyst. You could also undertake a Level 7 apprenticeship, studying the full CIMA qualification and to reach Chartered Management Accountant status.


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“What I have enjoyed the most is the variety of things I have been able to experience, like my operational placement where I gained front line experience working on the Barking Riverside Extension and Silvertown Tunnel projects.

I’ve even been involved on extra opportunities — like delivering a presentation to the Finance leadership team and becoming a leader in the internal apprentice support network group.”