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Apprentice Accounts Clerk WESTON FRUIT SALES

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is interested in learning about all aspects of the accounts team. Good timekeeping is essential and good communication skills are required, as there are a large number of telephone calls received in office and emails are also sent by accounts staff.

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Closing date: 18 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,379.02

    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

    Mon 7am - 1pm Tues 7am – 12pm Thurs 7am - 2pm Fri 7am - 2pm Sat 7am – 12pm

    Total hours per week: 33.5

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000074313

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Initially, candidate will enter prices onto sales orders and raise invoices on a daily basis. Candidate will also be expected to take orders by telephone and email raising initial sales orders. Candidate will be required to put purchases on ledger, checking accuracy with invoices sent by email.  Once candidate is proficient with these tasks, they will then be expected to enter cash receipts onto system. Candidate will also be expected to perform tasks on Excel, maintaining daily and weekly sales and purchases.  Once candidate shows proficiency in attention to detail, other tasks will be expected, including entry onto system of electronic receipts and help with compilation of credit control and the system to ensure purchase and sales ledger are kept up to date in order to give accurate aged debtors and creditors reports. Other tasks will also involve credit notes, returns, electronic issuing of invoices, ad hoc statements and copy invoices and replying to queries regarding balances. 

Use of Sage 200 to:

  • Input prices onto sales orders and raise invoices from these.
  • Take orders from customers and input onto system.
  • Input purchase orders.
  • Checking prices on stock.
  • Checking accuracy of stock and moving stock.
  • Moving on to other duties when proficient at these duties.

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

  • Accounts / Finance Assistant intermediate (L2) Apprenticeship.
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. 
  • Full on the job training.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required).
  • Training will be a mixture of classroom and on-line delivery. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Becoming an integral part of the team, learning more aspects of finance in a small business.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or Level 2 Equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or Level 2 Equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

This role is located in a warehouse environment, where you will need to wear specific uniform, including non-slip trainers.

About the employer

Fresh produce wholesaler, established for over 40 years. Small family run business who deliver to both commercial and domestic customers.

Employer

WESTON FRUIT SALES

Address

UNIT 1

KILN PARK

SEARLE CRESCENT

BS23 3XP

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Contact

Chloe Bishop

chloe.bishop@weston.ac.uk

01934411594

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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