Apprentice Accounts Administrator Hall & Pickles Ltd

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious apprentice interested in accounting to join one of the UK’s leading Steel Stockholders and Steel Processors, based in Stockport. Established in 1812, the company is now of the largest independent stockholders in the UK, they have recruited apprentices previously who are all doing well and progressing.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.79 - £252.04

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8:45am - 5:00pm 8:45 - 4:30pm 1 hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 35.75

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

About the role:

  • Day-to-day sales ledger activities
  • Account opening activities
  • Initial credit rating and approval
  • Ongoing credit control
  • Invoice/credit procedures
  • All adhoc business admin duties
  • EMS administration
  • Daily banking/cash posting
  • Routine debtor collection calls – including sales dept. liaison
  • Disputed transactions
  • Issue of NBPs
  • To monitor customer status changes, advised through online notification system
  • Debtor reporting
  • To undertake other such tasks as may arise from time-to-time

Further job development:

  • Assist with development and implementation of new integrated Accounts system (SAGE)
  • Potential expansion of role to include Purchase Ledger, Payroll and Cash Books etc.
  • You may progress to  an AAT Level 3 qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


Good IT skills

Good communicator


You will be able to maintain a calm and professional approach at all times, be organised and have excellent attention to detail. In addition, you will be computer literate with an awareness of IT development. Comfortable and confident with speaking to clients over the phone.

Personal qualities

Hard working


Team Worker

You will have excellent interpersonal abilities and capable of being a good team player.

Qualifications required

You will be expected to have achieved/predicted Five GCSEs Grades A* – C with minimum Grade C in English and Maths.

Future prospects

Full time position with the company

Things to consider

Are you in a position to get to Poynton as we are not well served with public transport ? Are you looking for an Accounts based role?

About the employer

Hall & Pickles is a stockholding dynasty Founded by John Hall the Fourth, Hall & Pickles began two centuries ago serving a very different industrial market than that of the new millennium. Through seven generations of the Hall family, Hall & Pickles has evolved through consistent investment and innovation into the market leader we are today. From humble beginnings back in 1812 Hall & Pickles are now one of the largest independent stockholders in the United Kingdom with an annual turnover in excess of £100 million. As a business, Hall and Pickles are committed to complying with our ethical and legal obligations. You can read our Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery statement here. HALL & PICKLES – THE UK’S LEADING STEEL STOCKHOLDER FOR OVER 200 YEARS


Hall & Pickles Ltd


Second Avenue


SK12 1NB

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Training provider

  • Full Business Admin Apprenticeship incorporating NVQ at Level 2, where evidence will be gathered to build a portfolio showing your competency within the role.
  • Functional Skills to include Maths, English and IT (depending on award and previous qualifications) where a tested part will be completed. 
  • Complete a Technical Certificate to underpin your knowledge of working in the sector, this also comes with a tested part.
  • Full on the job training will also be provided by the employer as well as further external training opportunities.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by THE RECALVI ENTERPRISE LTD


Layla Marie Machin 0161 804 0212

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017