Finance Apprentice YOUNG IDEAS LIMITED

Excellent opportunity for an ambitious person to join a Finance team in a period of growth for the Young Ideas Group. The role will be spread across both Online and Retail with a broad range of tasks across the Finance function.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £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 to Friday – 9.30am to 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for someone to operate as a member of the Young Ideas Finance team (currently 3 people) to continually improve business processes, the accuracy of data and safeguard all company assets.

Principle responsibilities:

  • Daily cashing up of Retail stores
  • Posting Online sales details and reconciling relevant control accounts
  • Purchase Ledger support for Online and Retail to include posting of invoices and supplier statement reconciliations
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Contribute to team by suggesting improvements for processes and documents
  • General office administration duties as required
  • Other projects as requested by Head of Finance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer and number literate with good Excel skills
  • Good team player and ability to take instruction from all colleagues across the business

Personal qualities

  • A person with a positive attitude who is not afraid to ask for help or request additional work as required

Qualifications required

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above including Maths and English (or equivalents)

Future prospects

It is anticipated that after the apprenticeship has completed, the role will turn into a permanent opportunity.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. It is highly important that you do not contact the Employers directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

About the employer

Young Ideas Online is made up of a group of companies including (sports bras),,, and (all clothing – adults and children). The Young Ideas Group also has a retail arm, with stores in Ashbourne, Derby and Lichfield.





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Training provider

The newly launched Assistant Accountant apprenticeship programme is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and combines outstanding classroom training, dedicated workplace mentorship and on-the-job experience to build the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to become a skilled assistant accountant.

The apprenticeship includes:

  • AAT L2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • SAGE L2 Computerised Accounts
  • AAT L3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting AQ 2016

Training and Assessment:

  • Throughout the first 12 months you will be required to attend the 3aaa Accountancy Academy in Derby on average 25-30 days (plus exam days)
  • You will attend a full week intensive course to prepare you for the AAT Synoptic Assessment (approx. month 12-14)
  • Your dedicated Assessor will visit you in the workplace every 8-12 weeks
  • You will be invited to 3aaa Masterclasses presented by industry experts to enrich your learning experience

The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.

Apprenticeship standard

Accounting > Assistant Accountant

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASPIRE ACHIEVE ADVANCE LIMITED


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Closing date: 07 Oct 2017