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Housing Plus Group are looking for an Accounts Apprentice to carry out varied interesting duties to give you a wide range of experience across different finance/accounts functions. Alongside your job role you will complete an Assistant Accountant Level 3 apprenticeship delivered by Babington.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will provide support to the Finance team and to develop the necessary skills through practical and off the job training and work experience to help secure a future role within the department.

  • To support the Group Ledger Supervisor in the processing of purchase and sales ledger transactions: To register invoices from suppliers in a timely and accurate manner and circulate to appropriate management for authorisation in line with the Group’s authorisation matrix
  • To match all invoices received to physical GRN to ensure goods/services have been received and contact suppliers for proof of delivery when required.
  • To ensure the VAT coding being used is correct to maximise recoverable VAT.
  • To carry out supplier statement reconciliations in line with monthly processes.
  • To ensure to timely allocation of direct debit payments to invoice
  • To assist the rents team in the processing of rent accounting transactions, ensuring rent accounts accurately reflect any payments received from customers.
  • To provide cover on system/process led activities, including downloading reports from external sources and uploading information into the Groups housing management systems.
  • Preparing and presenting reports as required

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

You will take part in 6 hours a week off the job training within the working week, online to obtain an Assistant Accountant Level 3 qualification delivered by Babington. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full-time employment upon completion of successful apprenticeship
  • Internal progression across the finance function.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

As a leading local employer, we offer: The option to join our contributory pension scheme 25 days’ holiday, increasing with each year of service + bank holidays Career progression within a sector-leading business A comprehensive induction programme and excellent learning opportunities; with mandatory and specialist training available. We also offer a benefits package, that includes: Access to a dedicated employee support service, offering a range of mental health, physical care and financial wellbeing support services. Eye care vouchers Cycle to work scheme Free annual flu vaccinations

About the employer

Homes Plus is one of the largest not-for-profit landlords in the area, with 18,000 homes in Staffordshire and Shropshire. We are part of Housing Plus Group, a leading provider of affordable homes and care services that customers can trust.




Acton Court

Acton Gate


ST18 9AP

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Training provider



Georgina Templeton


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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