Finance Apprentice - Safran Helicopter Engines

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Job Summary

Location: Segensworth PO15 5RL
Salary: £250 per week
Working hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm (37 hours per week)
Applications in by: 25/06/2017
Interview Date: 03/07/2017
Job Code: SAFR050517

An exciting Apprenticeship opportunity has arisen within the Finance team at Safran Helicopter Engines based in Segensworth North.  As the Finance Apprentice you will support the Finance team e.g. VAT returns and military audits.

Safran Helicopter Engines, the world leader in helicopter engines, is the only manufacturer doing business exclusively in this market. With the broadest range of turboshafts, providing from 500 to 3,000 shaft horsepower, Safran's ambition is to be the first-choice manufacturer for the entire helicopter industry and, thus, to sustain this market growth.

Safran Helicopter Engines has 6,300 employees worldwide, with 5000 based in France. In 2015, they produced and delivered 718 new engines, and repaired around 1700 engines.

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Duties will include:

Main responsibilities

  • Monthly reports – Military other expenses, Military utilisation and hours
  • Month end requirements
  • Military sales forecast
  • LSF testing
  • Reconciliations/checks – Company cars, repair and maintenance
  • Key customer accounts – monitoring Leonardo and intercompany, chasers, statements, remittance
  • SAP access profiles


Main Activities will include:
  • Variance analysis – where requested
  • Archiving champion
  • VAT checks
  • SAP supplier reviews
  • Compliance team cover – supplier set up, credit checks etc
  • 5s audits (finance) – sort, set in order, shine, standardise & sustain
  • Assist with military audits
  • Procedure documentation
  • Fixed asset requirements
  • SAP master data reviews
  • GRNI (goods received not invoiced) reviews
  • Ad hoc requests to finance department

Skills required:


  • GCSE English, Maths and IT grades A*- C or equivalent
  • Demonstrate they can operate Microsoft Excel and Word


  • Understand basic book keeping – reconciliations, keeping records


  • Previous finance experience
  • AAT Level 1
  • Double entry understanding


Personal qualities

  • Self-starter
  • Confident
  • Looking to progress/learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Organised
  • Communicates well


Qualifications required

  • GCSE English, Maths and IT grades A*- C or equivalent


  • 25 days holiday
  • Highly sub-sidised restaurant with costa coffee
  • Flexitime system


Future Prospects

  • The potential to gain full time employment with the company

Applications in by: 25/06/2017
Interview Date: 03/07/2017
Job Code: SAFR050517

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