Accountancy Apprenticeship - Level 2 SPHERE MOVEMENTS LIMITED

We would like our apprentice to undertake a broad range of office tasks, but the main area of focus would be on a financial basis, heavily involved within our accounts department.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday -Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We would like our apprentice to undertake a broad range of office tasks, but the main area of focus would be on a financial basis, heavily involved within our accounts department.

We see the role involving, but being limited to, the following –

  • Working independent or within a team.
  • Collation of weekly time sheets and input onto pay role system.
  • Basic use of sage 50.
  • Liaising with accountant to confirm payroll is correct.
  • Capturing and recording of weekly and monthly payroll data.
  • Use of spread sheets to record income and expenditure.
  • Collation of monthly accounts.
  • Production of accounting reports for forecasting purposes and cash flow.
  • Recording and processing of employee’s monthly mileage claims.
  • Processing of employee expense claims.
  • Invoicing customers for services carried out.
  • Liaising with customer for payment dates.
  • Processing and payment of invoices received.
  • Assisting with VAT returns.
  • Recording and accounting for UK VAT and also VAT procedures for overseas transactions.
  • Booking in new contracts and issuing of order acknowledgements.
  • Management of company bank accounting procedures.
  • Development and improvement of company finance procedures.
  • Archiving and storage of financial information.
  • Working closely with finance & Logistics’ manager to prepare, manage and present Irrevocable Letter of Credits for our overseas customer’s (Training on ILOC’s is also available through our Chamber of Commerce membership and will be given to our apprentice).
  • Prepare and issue commercial invoices for exporting purposes.
  • Understand the different trade agreements with other countries and the tax arrangements that comes from them.

We would also like our apprentice to have the following skills / training to be able to assist with the general day to day office tasks -

  • Ordering from suppliers
  • Answering and making phone calls.
  • Communication with customers and suppliers via e-mail.
  • Price research to assist with job quotations.
  • Administration assistance to office managers.
  • Updating of customer data base.
  • Deliver a high standard of customer service and develop working relationships.
  • Preparation of forms and documentation for export / import procedures.
  • Develop and delivery of a presentation.
  • Upkeep of our website and social media sites.
  • Upkeep and management of the company holiday chart.

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff.
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor


Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks
  • Effectively use interpersonal and communication skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Effectively use organisation and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Be reliable and supportive to other areas within the company
  • Good communication skills
  • Operate a variety of standard office machines, including a personal computer and a variety of computer software, phone, fax, calculator, shredding machine and Photocopy machine
  • Maintain an established work schedule
  • Use creativity and independent thought to resolve issues
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programmes, Excel, Word and Outlook

Personal qualities

  • Friendly, approachable manner.
  • Good communicator.
  • Good telephone skills
  • Able to organise own work load
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual & presentable
  • Friendly & outgoing
  • Willingness to acquire and develop new skills/qualifications if/ when necessary
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Multi tasker, polite, able to follow instructions but also show initiative
  • Polite
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Team worker
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Professional
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and organise own workload

Qualifications required

GCSE A* -C  / 3 - 9 in Math, English & ICT or level 2 functional skills or equivalent

Future prospects

Possible progression onto an advanced level

Things to consider

Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: Photographic proof of ID Qualification certificates National Insurance Number Updated CV Please send your updated CV before the vacancy closing date to Please ensure in the subject box of your email that you type your “Full Name” and “Apprenticeship Subject Area” If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. Please ensure travel to this employer's location is realistic and something you could commit to. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

At Sphere Movements we pride ourselves on being able to offer our customers very competitive freight rates, be it LCL or FCL , together with a one to one service. Our dedicated staff are always at hand to your ensure goods are collected timely, arrive on time, on budget and in the same condition as when they left. You can rely on our knowledge and experience and take a back seat as we arrange all your paperwork, customs clearance documents and legalisation of documents should you require. Sphere Movements offer a wide range of road haulage solutions to all sectors of industry.





Aldham Industrial Estate, Mitchell Road


S73 8HA

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Training provider

  • Delivery to be completed onsite and day release at Barnsley College,
  • Student  to complete a Level 2 intermediate technical certificate in Accountancy

Apprenticeship standard

Accounting > Assistant Accountant

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Richard Willis 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017