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Accountancy Technician Apprentice Middlesbrough College

As a Level 2 Accounting Technician Apprentice you will work within the College's busy purchasing function to provide support in the day to day processing of purchase orders, POP's invoices, daily batch invoices and other purchasing administrative duties.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The opening and distribution of the Finance Department’s daily post
  • To assist and support the Purchasing Assistant and Purchase Ledger Clerk(s) to process and batch non purchase order invoices due for payment and circulate for authorisation in accordance with College Financial Regulations
  • To assist and support the Purchasing Assistant and Purchase Ledger Clerk(s) to accurately input and record supplier invoices, matching to purchase orders, including the correct recording of VAT
  • To process all manual order requisition forms (POPs), and distribute official Purchase Orders via email to suppliers and relevant staff members, ensuring that the Goods In office are informed of pending deliveries
  • Monitoring of the Purchasing email inbox to include the sorting of invoices, credit notes, and statements to be checked and forwarded for authorisation; and responding to general Purchasing enquiries
  • To create and amend supplier cards as necessary, ensuring that email addresses are recorded to aid the sending of electronic remittance advice notes to suppliers
  • To assist with the categorising of suppliers and to update supplier cards with category information to aid the Smartlist reporting function
  • To monitor and review electronic purchase requests on the E-Request system in Draft, Submitted, or Rejected status to aid good housekeeping and to assist in accurate budget information.
  • To check the general Query and New Supplier folders on a weekly basis to resolve invoices in query and to chase any outstanding paperwork (internal and external new supplier forms).
  • Answering the telephone and taking messages when required, and dealing with supplier enquiries via telephone and email and responding in a timely manner
  • To provide a high level of customer service both to internal and external customers at all times
  • To undertake general filing/archiving of electronic and paper documents for the Finance Department
  • To support staff in receiving visitors to the Finance Department. · To assist with enrolment duties (including evening enrolment in August/September each year)
  • To actively show a commitment to the Finance Department’s Strategic Objectives
  • To show an active commitment to the College's Equality and Diversity Policy, Quality Frameworks and Health & Safety Procedures
  • To actively participate in Continuous Professional Development including the introduction of new technologies to allow you to contribute effectively to the success of the College
  • To carry out such other appropriate duties commensurate with your skills, knowledge and experience
  • The College may, in consultation with you, need to vary these duties from time to time in order to respond to the changing requirements of the College

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

  • On and off the job training
  • Level 2 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship
  • Day release at College/Training Centre 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills


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

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

We offer a great range of full-time, part-time and higher education courses across every sector area, all taught by highly experienced curriculum staff, so whatever dream you want to achieve, Middlesbrough College has a course for you and is here to support and help you every step of the way.


Middlesbrough College


Middlesbrough College

Dock Street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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