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Earn while you learn

An apprenticeship combines practical training in a job with study – something we’re proud to offer here at B&CE. With us you’ll gain hands-on experience in the profession of your choice straight after your education.

If you’re bright, ambitious and looking for a career in finance or customer services then an apprenticeship at B&CE could be right up your street.

Good to know

B&CE is part of a government-backed group of employers (called Trailblazers) that help design new apprenticeship standards.

What to expect at B&CE

We’re a growing organisation that puts people first. For you (and everyone else at B&CE) that means:

  • a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work – we’re a Living Wage employer
  • heaps of employee benefits
  • really great facilities including an onsite gym and restaurant (and the food’s at a reduced price)

Why not check out our benefits page to see how else we value and reward our people.

B&CE is a growing organisation but we never forget our values – we demonstrate them every day, whether that’s by:

Creating Simplicity
Showing Compassion
Keeping Promises

Discover how we live our values.

We’re award-winning

It’s not just our customers who like what we do. We’ve won product and industry awards too.

Our workplace pension, The People’s Pension, launched in 2011 and it’s won awards consistently since 2012. We’re also known for high levels of service and support – our customer service departments really do go that extra mile.

We’re in The Sunday Times 100 best not-for-profit organisations to work for (check us out!). We’re ranked against things like holidays (we offer 25 days minimum), if we have a gym onsite (which we do) and pensions (it’s what we do and we do it well). We’ve also been awarded Investors in People Gold, demonstrating that we put people at the heart of our organisation.

Intrigued? You’ll find more information on our awards page.

How we’ll help you grow

As a B&CE apprentice you’ll combine working full time with study time at Central Sussex College. Being in an office environment might be new to you so we’ll help you settle in and support your development, taking into account your studies and skills.

From us, you’ll get fantastic training and support, plus a wealth of hands-on experience. And because we’re for people, not profit the work you do at B&CE really will make a difference.

It’s no surprise that our apprentices have grown in confidence and enjoy the work they do. But don’t just take our word for it, hear from Poppi, our finance apprentice.

Meet the apprentices

BIMG_3546 - Poppi croppedeing a finance apprentice at B&CE, I’m studying for my Level 2 Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT to those in the know) and spend one day a week at Central Sussex College – just up the road from B&CE HQ.

When I first joined B&CE I started out working on admin related tasks and this gave me chance to find my feet and get to know B&CE better. One month in I began my course at the local college and six months I was working on bank reconciliations and company credit.

Being fresh from college and not having worked full-time before I was admittedly quite nervous about joining a growing organisation like B&CE. But they made me feel really welcome and also gave me the help I needed to settle right in (which didn’t take long at all!).

Poppi’s proudest moment: Administering expenses for around 60 of our people here at B&CE and helping to make the process more efficient.

Want to find out more about a B&CE apprenticeship?

Email us at recruitment@bandce.co.uk

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