Accounts Assistant Mps Care Ltd

MPS Care are currently seeking an Accounts Assistant Apprentice to join our Head Office based in Alfreton. The majority of the time you will be assisting the finance department. This is a varied and interesting position, giving you the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the day to day running of a busy office.

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Closing date: 20 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

    5 Days Monday-Friday. 1 Hour lunch break and a 15 mins break. 1 Day per week at College in Heanor

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The successful candidate will be trained in the following areas:

  • Data management
  • Processing Purchase Ledger Invoices & Statements
  • Processing Sales Ledger Invoices & Statements
  • Preparing bank deposits
  • Data input, and checking for accuracy, in spreadsheets
  • Sage Line 50 Accounts
  • Reconciliation of control accounts
  • Expenses
  • Petty Cash
  • Dealing with administration issues relating to all our care home situated all around the UK
  • Support to the payroll department
  • Reception Duties
  • Scanning, photocopying and filing
  • Ad Hoc reporting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Candidates will need to have a good working knowledge of MS Office as you will be working in both the Finance, Payroll and HR departments. 
Sage Experience an advantage but not essential as full training will be given

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally. 

Qualifications required

Minimum GCSE Grades C & Above in Maths, English & IT or equivalent 

Future prospects

To gain a full-time role following the Apprenticeship

Things to consider

College will be at EMA Training based in Heanor one day per week.

About the employer

MPS Care Group we aim to provide a comfortable , safe and homely environment for all of their residents. Highly trained caring members of staff ensure that each resident is provided with appropriate care and attention that they require, ensuring that the care they receive is tailored around each individual needs and personal preferences.


Mps Care Ltd


The Office Village Keypoin Mps Admi

Keys Road


DE55 7FQ

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Training provider

Mandatory Units - Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts preparation, Management Accounting: costing, Indirect Tax, Ethics for Accountants & spreadsheets for accounting. 

Apprenticeship standard

Accounting > Assistant Accountant

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by EMA Training


Kerry 01773 710310

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017