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Hentons is a chartered accountancy company and we are currently looking for an apprentice to train with us to become an Apprentice Accountant. We take a client first approach, and in our York branch you will be working alongside a specialised team of accountants who will provide hands-on training in the financial sector.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Death in Service scheme (4 x salary) • Medicash scheme following probation (6 months) • Subsidised gym membership • Cycle to work scheme • Pension • 22 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays

    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 09:00 – 17:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·    Preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly management information

·    Handling accounts payable and receivables

·    Payment runs

·    VAT returns

·    Self-Assessment tax returns

·    Bookkeeping reviews

·    Bank and other balance sheet reconciliations

·    Maintaining company ledgers

·    Projects and system implementations



What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Delivery will adopt a blended learning approach combining online learning and face-to-face lessons at York College. Online lessons can be accessed at any time using a mobile, tablet or desktop.

Apprentices receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at York College through a combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussions.  Apprentices attend York College once every two weeks and will study online materials during allotted time at work.

The qualifications received at the end of the apprenticeship are:

  • Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2
  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship we would expect the career progression to be as follows:

Apprentice – Junior Accountant – Accountant – Senior Accountant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Any other (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
Other Bookkeeping qualification (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

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About the employer

At Hentons we have over 40 years of experience and pride ourselves on understanding our clients, their businesses and the issues they face, no matter how big or small. We are a multi-award-winning, top 100 National Chartered Accountancy, Tax Specialist and Advisory firm with national expertise. Our local knowledge means we can offer a bespoke, personalised service tailored to our clients' needs. Our national presence is underpinned by our strong Yorkshire roots. We have five offices in Leeds, Sheffield, York, London and Thirsk.




124 Acomb Road


YO24 4EY

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Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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