Higher Level Apprenticeship (Accounting) – Survitec, Dunmurry, Belfast


Vacancy Title: Higher Level Apprenticeship (Accounting)  

Vacancy Location: Dunmurry, Belfast

DurationTwo years – one day per week at Belfast Met with four days per week on work placement. During year one you will spend every Thursday (9am-6pm) at Belfast Met


Your Company

Survitec are the world’s largest survival technology provider. For over 166 years, we have been protecting lives in the air, on land and at sea, through the design, manufacture, and servicing of Survival Technology.

Today, we are a global community of 3,000 professionals with presence in 96 countries partnering with our customers to provide innovative solutions that reduce risk and help keep you safe.

That’s why the world’s leading maritime, defence & government, energy and aerospace organisations trust us when it matters most and why we have been awarded the Silver Award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme


Your New Role

Have you recently completed your A Levels or Equivalent and have a keen interest in Finance? Do you want to kick start your Finance career within the world’s largest survival technology provider?

Are you intellectually curious and resilient with a can-do attitude? Do you want to work towards gaining quality training and a recognised higher qualification while in paid employment? Survitec has the perfect role for you!

Our Global Finance Shared Service Centre have an exciting opportunity to bring on board a Finance Higher Level Apprentice/ Assistant Accountant on a Part Time, Fixed Term (2 year) basis at our Dunmurry, Belfast Site!

This role carries out varied accounting tasks and assignments including compilation, consolidation and analysis of financial data and completes rotations, under varying levels of supervision. It is focused on developing the skills and capabilities needed to take on an Accountant role within Survitec.


The Experience, Qualifications and Skills You Will Have

Essential Criteria:

  •  Candidates must be at least 18 years on or before 1 July 2022 and meet the minimum entry criteria set by the Sector Partnership Board
  •  A minimum of 96 tariff points (UCAS New Tariff points) from any Level 3 subjects; OR a minimum of MMM profile on Extended Diploma in Business or Finance or related area
  •  Minimum GCSE Grade B in Maths and Grade C English (or equivalent)


Why a Higher-Level Apprenticeship?

Employability: You will gain valuable knowledge, practical skills and work experience as well as an internationally recognised qualification – just the combination that can help increase your future employability, boost your CV, help you progress into management roles and open new career opportunities. This programme will provide you with an immediate two-year employment contract while attending Belfast Met on a weekly day release basis.

A Recognised Qualification: You will gain an internationally recognised qualification – Level 5 Diploma Accounting Technicians from Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) which is equivalent in level to a foundation degree.

A Stepping Stone to Chartered Accountancy: Upon successful completion of your Higher Apprenticeship, you could continue your studies towards Chartered Status at Level 7 with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

Earn While you Learn: You will gain valuable work experience in a accountancy role within the greater Belfast area, obtain a recognised professional qualification and earn a regular salary (at least the national minimum age wage).

Debt Free: This Higher Apprenticeship programme will allow you to start your highly skilled career without the student debt that your university peers will have accumulated during their degree course – providing a real alternative to university.

How to Apply

Go to www.belfastmet.ac.uk. Click on Course Search the course and follow the simple steps to apply online for this course. Your online application must be received no later than 31 May 2022.


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