Accountancy Assistant Apprentice SW & ASSOCIATES LTD

SW Accountants are seeking a Level 2 Accounts / Finance Apprentice to join their team. The candidate will support in data entry, payroll and general admin. This post may change over time to meet organisational requirements and the job description and key tasks may be changed after consultation with the post holder at any time.

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Closing date: 13 Apr 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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed at a later date.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Accurate data entry in the preparation of VAT Returns, Accounts and Tax Returns
  • Reconciliation of control accounts
  • Preparation and processing of weekly and monthly payroll
  • General administration tasks including filing, post in and out, meeting and greeting clients, answering the office telephone

The above list is not exhaustive, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any duties which may fall within the level of responsibility and the competence of the post as directed by the Registered Manager / Directors.

This post may change over time to meet organisational requirements and the job description and key tasks may be changed after consultation with the post holder at any time.

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

  • Day release at Middlesbrough College 
  • On and off-the-job training 
  • Level 2 Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship

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, Problem solving skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent Math's and English (Grade C/4) 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

SW Accountants are an Accountancy firm based in Darlington with a busy and lively office. This is a great way to learn about accountancy and has many opportunities.




73 Duke Street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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