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Fantastic opportunity to learn and work with the experinced team at the Wildes Group, offices based in Chester. We are searching for a professional, trustworthy candidate as a Finance Apprentice who would enjoy working in an exciting office based environment for the hospitality secotor.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to all aspects of Accountancy to support the service including:

  • Processing paper & digital invoices & inputting data
  • Maintain ledgers & reconciliation of balances
  • Administer all relevant completed paperwork records, scanning, shredding & archiving
  • Filing & housekeeping of supplier invoices
  • Supporting the finance team with a range of office admininstrative, ad-hoc finance related tasks as required
  • Assist with month end management accounts & financial year end procedures
  • Use of accounting software Sage - all training will be provided
  • Take incoming finance related calls in a professional manner
  • Monitor finance inbox & respond to colleagues & suppliers

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

The role will consist of attending training towards Level 2  AAT qualification as part of an accountancy apprenticeship each week at Peak Accountancy Training. 

There is weekly attendance and the apprentice will also be visited in the workplace to enable them to evidence the work they are carrying out as part of their apprenticeship. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Career progression options include further opportunities to train and gain full AAT qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

We are looking for someone who is keen to start their career in accountancy with the intention of progression onto further qualifications. The ideal candidate will be: Able to compile a professional email Highly numerate and enjoy working with figures Energetic, driven and positive Self disciplined & accurate Pleasant, friendly, enthusiastic

About the employer

The Wildes Group has a growing portfolio of hotels, restaurants and spas in the North of England including Van Dyk Chesterfield, Holiday Inn Express in Hoylake & Crewe and a new luxury boutique hotel, restaurant and spa, Wildes, opening in central Chester in 2021. Our mission is to offer comfortable accomodation with exceptional service offering a 'home-from-home' for leisure and travel guests




83 Watergate Street


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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