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Administration Apprentice McGill Chartered Accountants Ltd

You will learn all aspects of secretarial work together with administrative aspects of working in a professional accountancy practice. You will learn how to type letters, compose professional e-mails, manage client deadlines, take minutes of meetings & general office duties.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Days TBC. 8.45 am – 5.00 pm with 1 hour for lunch between 1 pm – 2 pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.15

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    21 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will learn all aspects of secretarial work together with administrative aspects of working in a professional accountancy practice.

You will learn how to:

  • Type letters
  • Compose professional e-mails
  • Manage client deadlines
  • Take minutes of meetings
  • General office duties
  • You will also have the opportunity to undertake a project to improve an office process/es, you will then be able to train others in this new process

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Essential: Computer literate and numerate
  • Desirable: Use of Microsoft office

Personal qualities

  • Essential: Ability to work as part of a team, professional approach and well presented
  • Desirable: Uses initiative, hard-working & self-motivated

Desired qualifications

  • Essential: GCSE English & maths grade 4/C or equivalent or above
  • Desirable: IT qualifications

Future prospects

The successful candidate may be offered a full time permanent position on the successful completion of the apprenticeship period.

Things to consider

Our busiest times of the year are December and January. During these times you will not be authorised to take holiday and may be expected to work overtime.

You will receive 24 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays.

About the employer

McGills is the largest Chartered Accountancy practice in Cirencester with an additional office in Malmesbury. We provide a variety of services to clients, including the preparation of statutory year end accounts, the completion of personal tax returns & payroll services. Our clients are both individuals and business from many different sectors, many are based in and around Cirencester and Malmesbury.

McGills is based in beautiful historical newly refurbished offices in the heart of Cirencester. McGills staff benefit from free staff parking. McGills is a friendly & supportive environment albeit a busy office. You will have the opportunity to meet a variety of people and get involved with a variety of different aspects in the practice.


McGill Chartered Accountants Ltd


Oakley House

Tetbury Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cirencester College


Nikki Woodcock 01285 626256

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Each apprentice will be allocated a Coach to support ongoing learning and preparation for EPA.  In addition Progress Reviews will take place regularly to ensure the apprentice is on track.

 End Point Assessment

 The three EPA assessment methods are:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Portfolio-based Interview
  • Project Presentation

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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