This vacancy is for an Audit & Accounts Apprentice based in Preston, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You would follow a structured training programme in company with day release at a local college.

At level 2 you would learn how to use manual and computerised accounting systems to carry out a wide range of accounting duties and you will start to develop double entry bookkeeping skills and gain knowledge of management and administrative processes. You will also learn basic costing principles and how to work with sales and purchase ledgers.

The opportunity is to train within an Accountancy Practice. The role involves all areas of bookkeeping and year end accounts preparation for sole traders and limited companies. The candidate will progress through the firm with on the job training and formal AAT studies.

Progression through AAT study levels

Progression through on the job training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Numerical competence There is no need to be a Maths genius but you must be comfortable with numbers and have a Maths GCSE or equivalent to do the AAT Qualification.

Communication skills You need to be able to confidently communicate technical information to others with no accounting knowledge. It is important to be able to communicate clearly at all levels of the business.

Team player Accountants often work in teams. You need to work well with others to get and deliver information which makes it easier to do your job.

Interpersonal skills You must be able to interact with others. Building relationships with people in the business is important as they will help you carry out your role.

Problem solving in accounting you will often need to determine the best way to solve a problem. You may encounter challenges so it is important you find a way to overcome obstacles.

Commitment and motivation Accountancy training is not easy. Your employer will be investing time and money in you so you need to demonstrate you are committed to learning and show you are motivated to succeed.

Reporting skills Accountants need to prepare statistical and written reports. Report writing is a skill you will develop as your career progresses.

Attention to detail You have to pay attention to small details as miscalculations can lead to misinterpretation. Your training will teach you to take a methodical approach.

Time management Accountants often work on several projects at a time so you need to manage and prioritise your work load to meet goals and deadlines.

Professionalism Accountants have a responsibility to operate professionally and ethically. This includes how you treat others, your behaviour in the work place and your work performance, including discretion with sensitive information.

Business awareness Accountants work in all business areas so they need to be aware of what is happening in the business environment around them. You need to keep up to date with current issues and any changes in industry regulations.

Personal qualities

The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team and be respectful to team members at all times. Be an excellent communicator at all levels, via telephone and face to face. Be able to use their own initiative.  

Qualifications required

Good A level grades are required (accounting an advantage).

Future prospects

Candidates join at the start of their career and progress to semi -seniors and then seniors as their experience and studies progress. Ultimately they will be progressed and supported to become a professional qualified accountant. The opportunities in the world of business are endless. Many apprentices start in business administration, customer service or accountancy, which are great stepping stones into lots of exciting careers. You can go on to specialise in a particular field and into management. You will find people who started in administration working in all professional areas and at all levels. If you are good at IT, have attention for detail and enjoy working with others then a Business Apprenticeship could give your career a great start.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role

About the employer

Champion was established in Manchester in 1971, providing accountancy services and advice to local businesses. Since then they have acquired other offices in four locations which include Blackpool, Chester and Preston to make them one of the leading chartered accountants in the region.





Nile Close, Nelson Court Business Centre



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Training provider

AAT, Association of Accounting Technicians, Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.
Key Skills, Functional skills at level 2 if appropriate.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017