Sapphire Accounting are looking for an ambitious individual to join their team! As an Apprentice, you will have a pivotal role in the business, and will study towards AAT qualifications. Carrying out routine financial activities and support for businesses and organisations of all types and sizes. If you enjoy being sociable and are able to work in a fast paced productive environment, with an above and beyond attitude, then Sapphire is definitely for you!

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working week Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The individual will have a varied role in the business. The role will be demanding and will suit a confident individual who is keen to learn and determined to progress. The apprentice will assist the team in filing VAT returns, self-assessments, bookkeeping, accounts preparation & ongoing admin tasks. All training will be provided on the job. Duties include:

  • Purchase new client limited companies
  • Bank reconciliations weekly
  • Register the company for all relevant taxes
  • Secure company information from clients each quarter in order to prepare quarterly management accounts
  • Basic Bookkeeping
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Sales and Purchase ledger management on Excel and Sage

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

Fully paid study support will take you to completion of the AAT Level 2 qualification (if required), to AAT level 3, to the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

This includes learning from AAT qualified and industry experienced trainers on a weekly basis, covering various accountancy modules.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For applicants who successfully complete the apprenticeship, there is opportunity for progression within the organisation to Accounts Assistant and Client Accountant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Time management, Interpersonal skills


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

About the employer

Sapphire Accounting was founded in 2013 by a group of accountants who have accumulated over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry and has been serving contractors for decades. They set out with the goal of helping freelancers and contractors to better know the status of their financial affairs and to offer a unique personal service to each and every contractor. Sapphire have recently become employee owned and offer many employee benefits. Sapphire are officially on the best companies to work for league tables as the number 1 Accountancy firm.




Sapphire Accounting Ltd

14 Ack Lane East

Bramhall House, Bramhall,


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Training provider



Maria Grimsley

0161 200 1673

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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