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Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Support the business' financial and accounting functions whilst successfully completing the Assistant Accounting (AAT) Level 3 Apprenticeship. You will be an integral part of the team supporting them to maintain an efficient and accurate finance function. Undertake, input, and process the financial records and bookkeeping activities.

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Closing date: 30 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 - Friday, times to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Objective: To assist in the Finance function of the Society in an efficient and accurate manner being an integral part of process and system’s continual improvement

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform reconciliation of several balance sheet headings
  • Assist in the production both year end and monthly management accounts
  • Assist in the development of new ways of working within the finance function
  • Gain knowledge to assist other areas within the finance function and also other head office functions
  • To perform any ad-hoc tasks requested by Management Executive and line managers.
  • To demonstrate a high standard of appearance and conduct at all times
  • To promote good working relationships in own department and across the Society Divisions.
  • Observe all safety and hygiene regulations and practices as laid down by the Society under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).
  • Follow the Policies and procedures as set out by the Society
  • To demonstrate a high standard of appearance and conduct at all times
  • To promote good working relationships both in own department and across the Society’s divisions.

The manner and spirit in which duties are executed should be consistently driven by our Mission:

“To provide good value for money through a range of shopping facilities and services. Our trading practices are based on a combination of sound Co-operative business ethics and the need to trade profitably. We will always seek to share our success with our members and the local communities in which we trade”.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytically minded individual capable of prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel
  • IT Literate
  • Understanding of basic accounting entries and reconciliations
  • Basic understanding of current financial reporting standards
  • Willing to combine work and study to progress in professional examinations

Personal qualities

  • Pro-active and able to use own initiative
  • Outgoing, confident personality
  • Team player
  • Highly motivated
  • Mature outlook
  • Interested in/aptitude for learning new skills/taking on new challenges
  • Reliability

Desired qualifications

Must have GCSE maths and English at Grade C/4 and above or, Functional Skills maths and English Level 2.

Future prospects

Successful completion of the apprenticeship may result in a permanent position within the business.

Things to consider

Safeguarding, Prevent, and Equal Opportunities:

Let Me Play, LMP Education and Inspire ATA are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all.  We are equally committed to safer recruitment policies, safeguarding, the prevent duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers


The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Inspire ATA Limited is acting as an apprentice training agency (ATA) and will engage you for the duration of the apprenticeship and pay your salary You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer and you will not be employed by them. You will be placed at Heart of England Co-Operative for the duration of this apprenticeship

About the employer

Inspire ATA Ltd. is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to make a difference. We specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent Apprentices. We recruit and employ all of our Apprentices and then arrange amazing placements with our partners and clients whilst providing ongoing support. We also arrange and quality assure the training through our partner apprenticeship training providers.

Our vision is “to inspire ambition and widen horizons” and this is something that is totally embedded in all that we do.  Our ATA creates apprenticeship jobs and opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist for people, allowing them to raise their aspirations.  A lot of our work is with schools, so we love the fact that our Apprentices go on to inspire children of all ages.  We inspire to inspire! 

We want to have a positive impact on society with the work we do, and we encourage individuals to be good citizens that contribute to the wider community. Our focus for 2022 is all around the development and wellbeing of our apprentices – you will often see us use the hashtag #LearnerFirst.

We operate nationally but we are based in Hammersmith & Fulham in London and are the 2021-22 winner of Best Apprenticeship Employer in Central & Greater London.




Enterprise House

Foleshill Enterprise Park, Courtaulds Way



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Additional location information

Please note you will be employed by Inspire ATA and placed at Heart of England Co-Operative for the duration of your apprenticeship.


Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Sophie Oliver 07858007944

Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

This is an apprenticeship, designed as an entry level role into the accountancy profession, and can lead into a variety of careers with supporting professional qualifications. The role is applicable to a wide range of employers across the sector in both large and small firms and in industry, practice, and public sector.

As such the assessment plan needs to have the flexibility to cater for these different operating models, support structures and commercial requirements. The end-point assessment has 2 components which have been designed to be completed once the apprentice has finished the on-programme learner journey demonstrated in the appendix.

Both components will need to be passed in order for the apprentice to be awarded the apprenticeship.

Apprentices will be expected to complete:

  • A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on-programme stage and detailed in the standard
  • A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise a range of evidence produced in the workplace to show that the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard
  • The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail
  • Apprentices can therefore expect to be assessed through a combination of testing in controlled conditions, evidence produced in the workplace and recorded interview, therefore comprehensively examining the work they have completed

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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