Accounts Payable Apprentice

Date: 27 Aug 2023

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 


We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.



Would you like to learn new skills with a level 2 and 3 apprenticeship and gain AAT qualifications whilst working as part of a successful European Finance team?


Up to £17,000 pa, depending on skills and experience

Excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday, company pension scheme

Based at Hazelwood, near Belper, Derbyshire


Lubrizol have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Apprentice to join the UK Finance team for a 3- year programme, providing support to finance professionals and the wider business.  We offer a comprehensive training package and you will work towards completion of a professional accountancy qualification, all whilst earning as you learn!


The role:

You will provide support to the Accounts Payable team, using industry recognised accounting software and IT applications for data input, retrieval and analysis. You will also be developing technical and business knowledge to build a solid foundation for your future career in finance. You will be given the opportunity to train at a level that matches your technical experience as you progress through the AAT qualification. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail and have a flexible approach to their work.


What you will be doing:

  • Accounts Payable support: supplier invoice entry, query resolution and payments.
  • Travel and expense claim processing
  • Journal entry and account reconciliations
  • Organising data and information following established procedures
  • Contributing to work plans, seeking process improvements
  • Assisting in the co-ordination of the day to day office operation
  • Attending regular department meetings
  • Taking accountability for your role within the team
  • Managing concurrent activities and projects effectively to meet tight deadlines


Who we are looking for:

  •  You must have or be on track to achieve 3 A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above, one of which must be in Maths, Accounting, Finance, Business studies or Economics
  • Have a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English
  • Eagerness to learn and develop in different parts of finance
  • Be comfortable with and interested in working with numbers
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Accurate data entry skills and keen attention to detail
  • Good general organisational skills, including planning and prioritisation
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint


You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.


To apply, you must:

  • Send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are applying for this role,
  • Meet the qualifications for A Levels (have or be on track to achieve 3 A-Levels at grade C or above, one of which must be in Maths/Accounting/Finance/Business studies/Economics)
  • Please note: Lubrizol Hazelwood is located in a rural setting (around 8 miles from Derby city centre) with no regular pubic transport access to site. You will require your own transport.


We are partnering with Chesterfield College to deliver the apprenticeship training. Applications will be shared with Chesterfield College and you may be contacted by them directly to progress your application.  





If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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