Accounting Technician Apprentice

Aspire Achieve Advance Limited

Working within our Head Office the apprentice accounting technician will assist in the day to day activities within the finance function and will work towards their AAT level 3 qualification and progress onto the level 4. Through study within our Academy you will apply the knowledge and skills gained during the apprenticeship within the workplace.

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Closing date: 01 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

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 Mar 2017

Date posted

02 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Although supporting with all functions of the department, here are some of the things you can expect to be doing:

  • Ensure all purchase orders are raised and recorded in timely fashion and purchase order summaries are complete accurate and robust
  • Post all approved purchase invoices onto the ledger accurately
  • Ensure all supplier statements are reconciled and reconciling items rectified
  • Posting of supplier payments and direct debits
  • Preparation of the bank reconciliation
  • Liaise with senior members of team with regards to supplier payments in terms of generation of payment files
  • Assist in the month end process

In order to succeed you will be measured on:

  • Completion of the accounting AAT qualifications levels 3 – 4
  • Accuracy of data input
  • Maintenance of Purchase Ledger
  • Statement reconciliation
  • Bank reconciliation

Essential qualities we will look for are:

  • Attention to detail
  • Accurate data input
  • Willingness to learn from colleagues
  • Ability to manage confidential information without onward disclosure

Desirable qualities we will look for are:

  • Ability to apply knowledge accurately and consistently
  • Manage own time effectively
  • Desire to progress
  • Willing to fix and learn from errors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive outlook
  • Looking to advance and move forward

Qualifications required

Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)


Future prospects

Further progression within the company with full training towards AAT level 4

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. It is highly important that you do not contact the Employers directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

About the employer

The 3aaa Derby Academy is a long established ‘Outstanding’ academy conveniently located in Derby City Centre, within easy reach of all public transport links within Derby and the County. The Derby Academy delivers Level 3 and 4 Apprenticeships for IT, Digital Marketing, Business Administration, Accountancy and Financial Services and Level 3 in Web & Social Media. All of our Apprenticeship programmes are Government funded and therefore there is no cost to the apprentice or employer. Over the past few years we have established and developed very strong working relationships with many leading employers throughout the City and County as well as with the wider local community, the City, County and Borough Councils. The 3aaa Derby team are focused, driven and passionate about ‘changing the lives’ of young people through our Outstanding Apprenticeship programmes and industry leading training provision. 3aaa are a National provider with a thorough understanding of the local needs of both apprentices and employers, providing a truly outstanding service for our area. Working with local employers together we support the young people of Derby and help them gain fantastic career and job opportunities to kick start their careers. We are a Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ training provider and as an academy we offer a number of progression routes for all of our apprentices, our retention and success rates are outstanding and well above the national average – what are you waiting for? begin your 3aaa journey today!


Aspire Achieve Advance Limited


Sitwell Street



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Training provider

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Accountancy Academy in Derby on a day release basis, the remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.


You will work to achieve the highly recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification and receive MAAT (Member of Association of Accounting Technicians) status.


You will be learning about all aspects of Accounting and learning new skills related to how businesses work. On the Apprenticeship there will be a good mixture of practical work and written work.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASPIRE ACHIEVE ADVANCE LIMITED


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Closing date: 01 Mar 2017