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Accounts Assistant Apprentice A.F.BLAKEMORE AND SON LIMITED

An excellent opportunity has become available for an Apprentice Accounts Assistant to work within AF Blakemore. Helping and assisting the finance team. Training will cover all aspects of finance in line with the company's standard operating procedures.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will play an important team role in the day to day planning, organisation and smooth running of the department.

Duties to include:

  • Maintenance of weekly and monthly files
  • Ensuring all paperwork is received promptly from clients
  • Use bespoke software
  • Filing of weekly paperwork
  • Reconciliation of statements

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

  • AAT Level 2 Accounts Assistant
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right candidate there will be the opportunity of a full-time permanent position with the organisation, with the prospect of progression onto higher accounting qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, IT skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

How will you travel to work?

About the employer

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. It began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that employs more than 7,000 people and has a turnover of circa £1.2 billion. Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore, and today the business has divisions spanning across the retail and wholesale distribution sectors. A.F. Blakemore owns 263 SPAR stores across England and Wales and is the largest SPAR wholesaler in the UK.




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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