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Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Blade Farming

We are looking for an Assistant Accountant Apprentice to join the Blade Farming team to support with a variety of activities across financial and management accounts, sales ledger, and purchase ledger.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm 1 hour daily lunch break

    Total hours per week: 34

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Over the course of the apprenticeship programme, you will
spend the equivalent of four days per week developing your practical skills within a fast-moving financial team and one day a week taking part in ad hoc projects, learning about the wider business, and studying for your apprenticeship.

We will aim to provide a varied workload that incorporates modules of the Assistant Accountant
Apprenticeship programme whilst providing real-world experience. Responsibilities will include:

  • Balance sheet and P&L account reconciliations
  • Assist with month end and year end accounts
  • Support purchase and sales ledger functions
  • Assist with updating and maintaining the fixed asset register

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

  • Strode College are managing applications on behalf of the employer
  • Training will be one day at week at Strode College, Street, Somerset
  • You will recieve a Level 4 qualification


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The right applicant would be considered for permanent employment and potential further learning.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade c) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade c) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade c) Essential

Things to consider

You must have a minimum of 5 GCSE's including English and Maths You must have 3 A Levels

About the employer

Blade Farming was established in 2001 as the first truly integrated beef supply chain in the UK. Our objective has never changed and that is to produce high quality, consistent British beef for our customers. Our supply chains are all backed up with a contract. That means that farmers and customers benefit from long term commitments. Being part of Blade Farming means that farmers can plan ahead and lock in to bespoke high welfare supply chains. Home - Blade Farming ( Blade Farming is a part of the ABP Food Group and sits within the ABP UK business.


Blade Farming


Blade Farming

The Farm Support Office, Old Kelways

Somerton Road, Langport

TA10 9SJ

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Training provider



Lyndsey Bath

01458 844681

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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