Apprentice Accounts Assistant Mildren Construction Limited

Are you looking to build a long-term career in accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with an AAT level 2 apprenticeship with Mildren Construction Limited and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience initially working at a detailed transactional level in both purchases, including subcontractor costs and sales.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm, one hour for lunch. Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, one hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is an opportunity to learn the main workings of the Finance function of a growing SME business in the construction sector. Ideally we would like the successful candidate to progress through all of the AAT levels with us to become a fully qualified AAT Accountant.

The first level of the apprenticeship will take 15 months and your work experience will include the following:

  • An introduction to the purchase ledger, matching invoices to orders and delivery notes, and posting invoices to the ledger
  • Progressing towards complete responsibility for the processing of invoices relating to our new specialist trading division, Mildren Building Services
  • An introduction to the subcontractor ledger including posting of invoices and applications and accounting for VAT
  • Recording of subcontractor retentions and dealing with any related queries
  • Application of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), including verification of subcontractors with HMRC
  • Assisting with answering the telephone when required
  • Dealing with queries from suppliers
  • Assisting with the preparation of weekly and monthly payment runs
  • Assisting with the reconciliation of month end supplier statements
  • Processing sales invoices including dealing with retentions, VAT and reverse charge VAT

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

Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2 - AAT

This apprenticeship is a perfect match for someone without any accountancy or bookkeeping knowledge. On this programme they will learn the building blocks of the modern accountant. Not only will they grasp the fundamentals of bookkeeping but we will help them develop those vital skills and behaviours to enable them to put their knowledge into action.

If you’re new to accountancy and finance, looking to change your career into accountancy or have previously worked in an accounts department this level is ideal for you. You don’t need any prior experience working in accounts to study AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. There are no entry requirements, but you do need good maths, IT and English skills, and a willingness to learn.

You’ll learn a broad range of core accounting skills, including double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing as well as accountancy related business skills and personal skills. You must successfully complete the following:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Control
  • Principles of Costing
  • Business Environment

You will also be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA), which will include a synoptic assessment and interview with supporting portfolio.

Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons or Live Online. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are confident that the broad programme of work experience available here in a busy finance department within the construction industry will provide you with a firm foundation to become fully AAT qualified, enabling you to progress your career as you wish.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent x2 (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: 26 days holiday plus bank holidays and a contributory defined contribution pension scheme. There is free parking at our head office in Christchurch. Having access to a car and having a driving licence will be essential as there is limited public transport.

About the employer

A leading regional construction and civil engineering company working across the south of England. We operate within a range of sectors including industrial, commercial, retail, highways, utilities, education, defence and energy.


Mildren Construction Limited


120 Matchams Lane, Hurn



BH23 6AN

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2023