Accountancy Apprentice

Derby City Council

We are looking for a hardworking, committed and enthusiastic Accountancy Apprentice to join Derby City Council on a 2 year contract with the opportunity to complete AAT Level 2 and 3. The apprentice will work in a busy office helping to provide accountancy and financial management support for the Council.

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.40 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 £5.55 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £6.95 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 8.30 to 5

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

13 Mar 2017

Date posted

20 Jan 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Duties will include:

  • Maintaining office filing systems
  • Helping to complete statutory grant returns for the service
  • Carrying out accountancy and office administration tasks
  • Assist in the reconciliation of records for revenue and balance sheet accounts
  • Assisting as required in  budget planning/preparation and monitoring
  • Inputting entries into the electronic ledger
  • Interrogation of financial systems
  • Support and assist on payment runs
  • Supporting other finance officers and accountants as necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good numeracy skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Microsoft Office including Excel

Personal qualities

  • Able to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Able to show  initiative
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Committed to equalities

Qualifications required

  • A minimum of A to C grades including Maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

Many of our previous apprentices have been since employed by the City Council in Accountancy.

About the employer

Derby City Council are a large employer within Derby City. We are responsible for providing local services and facilities. The elected councillors also represent you at local level. This is known as local government. Depending on where you live, the Council is responsible for services including; education, transport, planning, social care, libraries, waste management, housing, parks and leisure


Derby City Council


Council House

Corporation Street



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Training provider

  • AAT Level 2 followed by AAT Level 3 on a 2 year contract.
  • Day release to Babington College in Derby.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babington Business College


Masood Mohammadi 01332 345 450

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2017