Finance Apprenticeship

*One candidate, one application*

We can only accept one scheme application per candidate. Applying for more than one scheme could mean that you won't be considered for your preferred choice.

Scheme overview

A management accountant prepares, develops and analyses financial information to allow the organisation to make well-informed decisions to ensure future stability, profitability and growth.

Scheme length
Two years

Entry requirements
Five grade A*-C grade GCSEs or certificated equivalent, including maths and English language (essential), science, ICT and any other two subjects. You must be 18 by 1 September 2016.

Salaries will differ according to the scheme, however, all our schemes offer a competitive package with the minimum London living wage.
This apprenticeship may lead to:
Business sponsorship for a full CIMA qualification to become a chartered management accountant, a finance officer or divisional accountant, with a career path into management accountancy or finance manger roles.
This scheme is now closed.

Joining us

Initially, there is a three-day induction based in London which explains everything there is to know about us, the role and where you fit in. Following that, you'll begin an intensive development programme which is designed to give your career a real kickstart.

On the Finance programme your on-the-job training will come from working with experienced financial accountants who establish and maintain financial policies and manage information systems. This is an integral part of informing management colleagues on all aspects of company finance. This role combines accounting skills, effective management and the ability to convey information to financial and non-financial management in a concise manner.

The practical side of this scheme means that you will learn how management accountants:

  • Improve value in all areas of the business by maximising revenue
  • Reduce operational and production costs
  • Implement the most effective strategies

The role also encourages apprentices to look ahead through the analysis of business performance with emphasis on pre-empting problems and adapting to changing circumstances and developments.

Working with a team of finance professionals who provide the financial solutions for the business, you'll gain the skills, experience and knowledge required for the role.


There will be four placements of six months which may be in:

  • Financial Services Centre - in Accounts Payable, Financial Operations or Revenue Accounting
  • Rail & Underground Finance - Insight
  • Operational - London Underground
  • Financial Business Support (Corporate) - Management Accounting
  • Rail & Underground Finance - Management Accounting
  • Surface Transport- Management Accounting

Who we need

We're looking for people with a variety of skills and qualities to offer. Ideally, anyone with:

  • Good communication skills - you'll need to be able to work with all kinds of people
  • Excellent organisational skills - essential for working on large and complex projects
  • A passion for problem solving

What you get out of it

    Training in:

    • Data protection
    • Freedom of Information Act
    • Fire safety in a head office environment
    • Valuing People - Fairness & Inclusion


    • Level 4 certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA)
    • Level 4 Diploma in Business Accounting Practice

    Achieved via block release at BPP college to attend certificate in business accounting courses.

    Registration with CIMA is required during this apprenticeship. On successful completion of the scheme you may receive business sponsorship for a part-time, three-year degree. This could progress to a full CIMA qualification and eventual chartered management accountant status.

    You'll also receive:

    • At least 29 days annual leave, plus standard public holidays
    • Free travel on our networks (Zones 1-9) with an Oyster card for you and one member of your household
    • A 75% reimbursement on the price of an annual travel ticket outside of our network - plus an interest-free, 10-month loan to pay for it
    • Pension scheme membership
    • Optional private medical benefit
    • A range of staff retail and leisure discounts
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