Finance Apprentice

Location UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
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Sage is a market leader in online and cloud based business management software and services . If you are looking to launch your career in a fast growing sector, then Sage is the right choice. Sage's Apprenticeship scheme will enable you to develop the skills within various functions and work with some of the most advanced technologies on the market.

Through our Apprenticeship Programme we’re looking for the next generation of business builders, passionate about delivering outstanding customer experience the world over, whilst benefiting from excellent work experience with a FTSE 100 company.



Our Finance Apprenticeship

As part of your apprenticeship in the Finance team, you’ll spend some time learning about how Finance is organised at Sage, and will learn about our European Shared Service Centre (ESSC). You’ll hear about how our ESSC operates across Europe, supporting clients and internal customers from countries such as Germany, France, and Portugal. You’ll have an opportunity to understand our integral Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay and Record to Report teams and will learn how critical functions these are to our business. You’ll link in with our Global Tax teams, International Reporting teams and various other key specialist areas. By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have enough insight to make a decision around your future career path in Finance.

In terms of the role, the Finance transformation team are responsible for the changes in Finance. Work from different European countries including France, Germany, Spain, Portugal etc is coming into one shared service centre in Newcastle. The transformation team make sure that this happens smoothly. The team are also responsible for updating processes and procedures for Finance and training these out. Implementing systems that make the work easier and rolling out any global initiatives for example everyone having credit cards for their expenses. You would be involved in everything from supporting the projects, writing training, administration for the team, budgeting, basic accountancy and banking reconciliations.


Our Apprentice Framework

  • In-depth Induction
  • Real Work
  • Structured Learning
  • Stretching Qualifications
  • Endless Support
  • Rewarding Challenges


What will you get out of it?

  • Priceless work experience in a FTSE 100 company
  • An excellent career path within our Finance function
  • Be part of highly talented and dynamic teams
  • Increased confidence and skills for life
  • Industry recognised qualification
  • Competitive annual salary
  • 12-18 month apprenticeship depending on your field


  • Passion and commitment to learn
  • Self-starting and open to new challenges
  • Curious mind-set that embraces innovation
  • Enthusiasm to solve problems
  • Real desire to delight customers
  • Qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSE Grade 4 or above
  • Applicants must be age 16+ on 4th September 2018

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Our Story

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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