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Trainee Insolvency Administrator Herron Fisher

This is an opportunity to work in a niche profession where no day is ever the same. Your duties will include: • speaking to people on the telephone • writing reports • investigating affairs of the company • Dealing with agents to arrange the sale of assets • Preparing meeting papers • General office duties • Networking opportunities

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30 to £285.00

    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

    9.00am-5.00pm or by agreement

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your duties will include:

  • Answering the phone
  • Speaking to members of staff in the other office on the phone or via zoom
  • speaking to clients
  • preparing and writing reports
  • attending team meetings
  • making appointments
  • welcoming clients/making tea
  • photocopying reports to creditors
  • carrying out investigations into company affairs
  • carrying out reviews of cases
  • general office duties
  • collating information
  • using bespoke insolvency software
  • speaking to agents
  • networking

And you will also learn:

  • Elements of commercial law such as contracts, data protection and Anti-Money Laundering
  • Understand codes of conduct
  • Understand legal entities and organisational structures
  • Understand the impact of technology on business, accounting and finance functions
  • Understand accounting transactions
  • Understand what makes a business successful
  • Understand accounting systems and processes
  • Understand bookkeeping and cost recording
  • Understand the difference between Financial and Management Accounting
  • Understand ethical standards

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Keyboard skills 
  • MS Office
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate including appropriate technical terms where appropriate
  • Ability to use accounting systems
  • Ability to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and other security methods
  • Ability to demonstrate personal effectiveness

Personal qualities

We are looking for:

  • A team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to implement change
  • A commitment to personal development and self-improvement
  • Delivery of excellent customer service

Desired qualifications

Maths and English to GCSE Grade 4/C or higher

Future prospects

We are looking for someone who will stay within the company and progress.  A full study package would be available for the right candidate.

Things to consider

The office is based just out of Eastbourne town centre on a bus route and free parking.  A car is not essential, nor is a driving licence, however it would be useful in the future.   This is a small office and there will be times when you could be in the office on your own.

About the employer

Herron Fisher is a boutique insolvency practice.  We have two offices, one in Croydon and one in Eastbourne.  This post would be to work in the Eastbourne office with a small team.  A career in insolvency will provide a great deal of variety.  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in accountancy or legal work as it is a mixture of the two.

You would initially assist other members of staff with formal insolvency appointments eg administrations, liquidations and bankruptcies leading to an opportunity to have your own portfolio of cases.  You would also have the option to network on behalf of the company.

Professional study packages will be available to continue studying insolvency following the apprenticeship.



Herron Fisher





BN22 7NN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sussex Coast College Hastings


Penny Shearer 030 300 39777

You will be working full time for Herron Fisher and have one day a week in college in Eastbourne or Newhaven.  You will complete the AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2 as part of your apprenticeship. You will gather evidence of your skill into a portfolio of evidence.


You will complete the apprenticeship with an End Point Assessment which will include

  • An in-tray test
  • A structured interview based on your portfolio of evidence
  • The End Point Assessment is graded: fail/pass/distinction

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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