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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and thriving company that offers a varied and exciting role. Barringtons are looking for an enthusiastic, talented individual with a good level of attention to detail and flair for accounts to join our team as an apprentice accounts assistant. This apprenticeship is with Babington.

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Closing date: 20 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Accounts role will consist of:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Processing transactions
  • Control of accounts, journals, and banking system
  • Computerised accounting
  • Costing
  • Provide administrative support to management
  • Issuing financial statements and assisting with audits

There will also be the chance to progress onto higher levels and consequently deal with more advanced responsibilities and duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Competent in Microsoft packages
  • Confident in speaking to people over the phone
  • Good organisational skills
  • To be able to prioritise workloads
  • Good written communication
  • The ability to use your own initiative
  • Motivated and enthusiastic

Personal qualities

  • Loyal
  • Committed
  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Accounts experience 

Desired qualifications

3 A levels at grades A to C (or the equivalent). 

6 GCSE’s including maths and English at A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent.

Accountancy Level 3 quaification 

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, this company will be looking to keep the apprentice on full-time. There will also be the potential to progress onto higher-level apprenticeships.

Things to consider

Accounts experience needed 

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

We are a firm of accountants based in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, Nantwich in South Cheshire, Newport and Market Drayton, Shropshire. At Barringtons we believe in putting our clients at the centre of our business and listening to them to provide a comprehensive portfolio of accountancy and taxation services to a wide variety of clients across a diverse range of industry sectors.





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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babington Business College


Sandeep Beesla 07341 566130

Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to enable the successful applicant to undertake the full range of duties required of the role. All apprentices are required to complete and evidence 20% of the job learning whilst on their apprenticeship.

In addition, training will also be provided towards the Accounts Level 4 qualification. 

Our Accounts Level 4 programme consists of the following:

  • Accounts Level 4 qualification 
  • Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy Level 2
  • End-Point Assessment conducted by an external provider (interview, portfolio and synoptic test)

The end-point assessment is designed to enable apprentices to demonstrate that they are fully conversant in the skills knowledge and behaviours expected of individuals at this level. It is designed to provide assessors with a holistic view of the apprentice, and to allow them to assess to what extent the apprentice meets or exceeds the apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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