Accounts Apprentice WINDOW WIDGETS (2006) LIMITED

*JANUARY START* We are looking for an Accounting Apprentice to become a valued member of our team, working alongside our trained staff to complete tasks and work towards your AAT qualification. We have a very hands on approach and we all complete various tasks within the finance department, there are very few tasks designated to one staff member.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 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

    Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties would include:

  • Working independently or within a team, where required
  • Use of Sage 200 & Microsoft office package
  • Deliver a high standard of customer service and develop working relationships within the business
  • Filing and archiving of financial information
  • Administration assistance to the Finance Team
  • Opening post and processing post to go out where required
  • Updating of our customer data base for email addresses etc.
  • Assisting in invoicing and crediting customers
  • Assist in preparing, finalising and submitting customer statements
  • Credit Control; liaising with customers for payment dates
  • Assisting in processing suppliers invoices
  • Scanning of paperwork onto the cloud based filing system for audit trail purposes
  • Communication with customers and suppliers via e-mail & telephone
  • Assisting on collecting the card payments taken and the reconciliation report
  • Assisting on posting the bank statements where required
  • Processing cheque payments where required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Flexible with a can do attitude

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English A – C (9 - 4) (or equivalent qualifications)

Future prospects

Potential for a permanent position upon completion of apprenticeship to join the finance team and progress with your AAT.

Things to consider

You may be required to work extra hours over busy periods i.e. month end, year end, stock check and auditing periods. We are also located on a busy dual carriage way with limited buses, you will need to be able to ensure you can get to and from work without issues. 20 days Holiday plus Public Holidays Staff pension Health Benefits Life Insurance Christmas Savings Scheme The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Window Widgets is the first port of call for product solutions in the glazing industry. We offer an extensive range of products – ex stock. We are the largest supplier of frame coupling products in UK. This allows us to have an extensive range in various strengths and angles, no other company has such a diverse selection. We stock our trims in a full range of white and unusual foils. Many of our jacks and couplers have BBA certification. Window Widgets has grown rapidly over the last 11 years thanks to innovative product design, great quality, value and a commitment to the customer. This was recognised twice in 2008 when we won “Specialist of the year” and Best New Ancillary/Consumable Product and again in 2010 with best new product at Glassex.




Bristol Road



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Training provider

  • L2 Certificate in Accounting – Association of Accounting Technicians
  • Functional Skills: L1 Eng and L1 Maths
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gloucestershire College


Robyn Cook 01452 563406

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2017