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Start your career today with a level 3 apprenticeship with Ian Williams Limited and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 3 qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To process invoices accurately and in a timely manner adhering to supplier/subcontractor terms and conditions.
  • To complete monthly statement reconciliations to agreed timescales.
  • To complete weekly payment runs in accordance with supplier/subcontractor payment terms.
  • To communicate effectively with customers; face to face, on the telephone and via email acting in line with IW values.
  • Log and match invoices to Purchase Orders.
  • Set up new suppliers in line with preferred supplier list liaising where required with Procurement.
  • Raising cheques for supplier payments.
  • Scan and file paperwork promptly to facilitate its easy retrieval.
  • Assist external and internal customers to resolve their queries, escalating issues where necessary.

Ian Williams is one of the UK's leading property services companies with expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors.

We are offering the opportunity of a Finance Apprenticeship to complete Level 3 Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a fantastic career move as they give you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn.

As a company we have significant experience of employing and training apprentices. The successful applicant will work alongside experienced employees, working flexibly both from home and in our Head Office based at Chipping Sodbury, to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a successful Finance Administrator.

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

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3.

This level is ideal for existing staff or new talent in an accounting or finance role. Their work could include assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements.

You will be studying the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting.

You will study 5 units:

  • Financial Accounting; Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS).
  • Management Accounting Techniques (MATS).
  • Tax Processes for Business (TPFB).
  • Business Awareness (BUAW).
  • Advanced Synoptic Assessment (ADSY) which forms part of your End Point Assessment.

Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons, Live Online sessions or OnDemand. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent role in the Finance department would be considered for the right candidate..

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C-9/A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C-9/A*) Essential

Things to consider

Be part of our company profit share scheme. Prepare for your future with an employer pension contribution of up to 3%. 23 days annual leave, buy up to 5 days or sell up to 3 days per year. Flexible working patterns would be considered. Monthly one to ones with your Team Leader to review and keep track of your continued progress and development.

About the employer

Ian Williams is one of the UK’s leading property services companies with expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors. We owe our success to our people. We are passionate about people and firmly believe our success will only be maintained if we continue to offer employees a great place to work and provide them with the opportunity to develop their careers and fulfil their potential; we are proud to have been awarded ‘We Invest in People’ gold accreditation.




Quarry Road, Chipping Sodbury, ,


BS37 6JL

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Aug 2022