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Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship DESCH PLANTPAK LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Assistant at Desch-Plantpak, to support the Assistant Accountant and Financial Controller. The successful candidate will build a detailed understanding of our products and processes to ensure costs are correct, this may involve spending time working in our Factory and Warehouses. Working with Foreign currency transactions.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be between £15,000 - £18,000 depending on experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Posting Journals to general ledger
  • Account reconciliation
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Payroll data collection for payroll bureau
  • Assisting with stock takes
  • Working with Foreign currency transactions

Full training and support will be given to the successful candidate.

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

Weekday classroom courses (block release) at First Intuition Chelmsford working towards the AAT Level 3 qualification as part of the level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential to progress onto a higher level apprenticeship and further career opportunities. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Level 4 - 9 / C - A*) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

The successful candidate will need to have a desire to learn and get involved with all elements of the company. You will need to travel to work based in Mundon and also travel to college in Chelmsford. Please bear this in mind when applying.

About the employer

Established 50 years Desch-Plantpak are located in Mundon, 4 miles from Maldon, are the Manufacturer of Horticultural Pots and Trays. They are part of the Pan-European Desch Group.








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Training provider



Naomi Reed

07776 508868

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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