APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES | Finance Support
Have you ever wondered how the discount retailers manage to stock the well known brands at a bargain price? How the online prices can differ so much to the same product available in stores?
In the lively and competitive FMCG arena, Pricecheck has long established relationships with many brand owners and major suppliers, sourcing key branded lines which we then sell on to a range of different outlets. We understand business – we buy and sell quality product, whilst understanding the market and getting to know exactly what our customers want. This simple and driven approach has seen us develop trade in over 80 countries as we continue to explore new categories, markets and territories.
And we’re getting it right too – we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, High Growth Business of the Year at the Sheffield Business Awards 2017 and Export Business of the Year in 2015 as well as being recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200.
We buy thousands of product lines from hundreds of suppliers - 9500 individual products touched our warehouse last year and over 65 million pieces of stock were despatched, making for a fast paced, ever changing and exciting place to work and we’re on the lookout for an apprentice to join our finance team.
What you’ll be doing
You will be key in the day to day smooth running of finance related administration. You will have the opportunity to carry out multiple roles throughout the department to ensure full exposure to the finance function and variety of tasks. These activities may include sales order entry and invoicing, cash management and credit control. You will assist in the preparation and production of export documentation and seek out better ways of doing things, whilst learning from those around you and gaining an appreciation that finance is much more than just calculators and number crunching.
Additionally, you may also work alongside the Buying team to be their financial and administrative support. Using our bespoke systems, you will be creating, updating and maintaining product records to provide an accurate representation of the stock we hold. You will get to know the stock inside out – from accurate purchase order entry, stock photography, product analysis and descriptions.
What we’re looking for
With so much going on, you need to be sharp, smart with an eagerness to learn – we ask that you be studying towards gaining strong A levels (or the associated equivalent) and at least a grade B in GCSE Maths and English. However, we look for more than just academic achievements of our team. Show us that you have a real interest in business and enthusiasm for working - we would love to hear more from you.
How you’ll do it
Following an in depth induction where you will spend time with all areas of the business, you will work closely with the finance team to develop your skills to assist the support departments in all aspects of administration and reporting. Given how varied the role can be, you will thrive in a dynamic and ever changing environment, with a desire to apply your knowledge, learn skills and take direction from those around you.
What’s in it for you
Along with a competitive starting salary, you will be enrolled into our pension scheme (if eligible) and also the Westfield health cash plan. However, you are given the opportunity to learn about business from the hub of the company – you will meet all colleagues so the knowledge you will take on board will be priceless. You will be enrolled onto a finance or administrative apprenticeship depending upon your interests. Given you will learn the product list inside and out, it’s only fair that you can benefit from the staff discount too!
Whilst long established, Pricecheck are continuing to grow and we want a certain kind of person to grow with us too. In time, we envisage our Apprentice to take on additional duties and identify an area of business that they wish to further develop in. If you join us with a solid work ethic and clear ambition, you are willing to work hard, push yourself and show enthusiasm, progression opportunities at Pricecheck are a plenty.
What you need to knowLocation :
Beighton, Sheffield - South Yorkshire. Candidates must live within a commutable distance.Eligibility :
Applications will only be considered from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer.Closing date :
How to apply
Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.