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Audit & Accounts Apprentice Barber Harrison & Platt

BHP are recruiting for two Apprentice roles in their Leeds office based in the Audit department. We are inviting applications from candidates with strong GCSE and A-Level grades (or equivalent), a genuine enthusiasm for high quality service and a great work ethic. Please note the roles will be due to start in January/April 2022.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £173.25 to £334.13

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    72 weeks

  • Possible start date

    04 Apr 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

BHP are the region’s leading independent firm of chartered accountants, with over 350 people at our offices in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Cleckheaton, Leeds and York.

We are ranked within the Top 35 firms nationally by Accountancy Age and have been voted into the Sunday Times “Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in the UK” by our staff. We’re also winners of the Yorkshire Accountancy “Best Employer” and the British Accountancy Audit Team of the Year Awards.

We offer fantastic opportunities to begin your career at the region’s leading independent firm, working with friendly and supportive colleagues on a range of interesting and varied client assignments, whilst gaining your professional qualifications.

The role will be varied, encompassing:

  • Primarily audit
  • Accountancy
  • Taxation assignments

The above will be for a broad range of clients across the entire business spectrum. Working as part of a team, as well as on individual tasks. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong IT skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Strong academic ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of what is expected in a professional working environment

Personal qualities

  • Smart and personable
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Enthusiasm for beginning their career
  • Committed to hard work and further study to achieve success
  • Awareness of what is expected in a professional working environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team or take the initiative on individual tasks
  • Able to clearly demonstrate their suitability for the role, including previous experience and transferrable skills

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades B/6 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English.

80 UCAS tariff points from A level, ideally encompassing some relevant transferrable knowledge so Accounting, Business, maths, IT for example (or equivalent).

Please note the above minimum requirements - if you do not meet these then please do not apply.

Future prospects

Support for further qualifications to achieve fully qualified status.  Career progression through the firm.

Things to consider

In addition to your academic ability, you will need to demonstrate your commitment and work ethic to ensure success in your professional studies and show genuine enthusiasm for providing our clients with the high quality of service they expect from the region’s leading independent firm.

Your determination to succeed both in your practical work and professional study will be key to your success.

About the employer

Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP) is one of the largest independent firms of Chartered Accountants in the north of England with offices in Leeds, Chesterfield, York, Sheffield and Cleckheaton.

There are a number of benefits to our service that mark BHP out as the pre-eminent accountancy practice in our region:

  • Over 270 people, including 24 partners
  • One of the largest independent firms in the North of England and a UK Top 40 firm
  • Customer First Accredited
  • An entirely integrated full-service offering, covering compliance, tax planning, corporate finance, and business advice
  • A member of Kreston International, a global network of independent accounting firms with members in 105 countries with 700 offices. This provides a resource of over 21,000 professional and support staff.
  • Experts in a wide range of industries, including Automotive, Charities & Not for Profit, Creative, Digital & ICT, Leisure & Tourism, Medical Services, Metals, Manufacturing & Engineering, Pensions Assurance, Professional Practices, Real Estate & Construction, and Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Specialists in Business Recovery & Insolvency, Employer Solutions, Entrepreneurial Advisory, Financial Planning, Forensic Accounting, Outsourcing, Private Client, Trusts & Estates and VAT & PAYE


Barber Harrison & Platt



Lawnswood Business Park, Redvers Close


LS16 6QY

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Training provider

First Intuition Leeds Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by First Intuition Leeds Ltd

Depending on the role, you will undertake a Level 4 Apprenticeship covering the AAT or ATT qualification (incorporating some essential Level 3 units as a fast-track route) with the opportunity to progress onto a Level 7 Apprenticeship incorporating ACCA or CTA.

These opportunities encompass a training agreement which covers the costs associated with your professional training, including (where relevant) a generous amount of study leave to attend tuition, revision and the exams themselves, delivered in partnership with our key training providers.

Developing your technical knowledge in this way and utilising it on a variety of interesting client assignments, with the support and guidance of our experienced, knowledgeable senior team, means you will have the basics to ensure your success in the professional examinations and ultimately progress your career.

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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