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AAT Apprentice Accountant Auker Rhodes Professional Services LLP

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 2 apprenticeship with Auker Rhodes Professional Services LLP and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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 to Friday, 08:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A 3-4 year AAT apprenticeship (completing level 2, 3 & 4), working as part of our Tax & Financial Planning team, where the candidate will gain exposure to various responsibilities such as assisting with the preparation of tax returns, assisting with preparing investment portfolio valuations and assisting with other pension and investment advice activities.

The candidate will also be expected to take on some general office duties as part of their role. All training is paid for and they will also be paid while on day release to attend the course.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with clear spoken and written English
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Some experience of IT packages, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook

Personal qualities

  • Proactive and can work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic
  • An interest in numbers
  • Able to follow instructions and work to deadlines
  • Commitment and the desire to achieve and succeed
  • An interest in financial current affairs
  • Able to deal professionally with the public in person and over the phone

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades B/5 or above (or equivalent) in maths.

Future prospects

For the right candidate successful completion of the AAT qualification will lead on to a lucrative ACA contract.

Things to consider


  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays 
  • Statutory pension 
  • Free onsite Parking

About the employer

Auker Rhodes is a very progressive firm and offer a wide range of services, from the standard Accounts, Audit & Tax to Investment Planning and Tax Consultancy.


Auker Rhodes Professional Services LLP


Focus Way

Focus Way


LS19 7BA

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Training provider

Kaplan Financial

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kaplan


Olivia Cotterell

Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2.

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.

This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.

To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment

The apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes, General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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