Assistant Accountant Apprentice CHALMERS & CO (SW) LTD

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join an efficient friendly team. You will be involved with a variety of tasks that contribute towards a set of accounts. You must be driven, proactive and have a passion for numbers. With this, you will be rewarded with a role that will stretch and enhance you and provide job satisfaction. Carrying out routine financial activities and support for businesses and organisations of all types and sizes.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08.30am-17.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assistance in the preparation of accounts with Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies
  • Work with all levels of client’s records, manual and computerised
  • Data Entry
  • Filing, photocopying and general office duties
  • Full training and support will be given on a daily basis together, with release to college as appropriate to complete your AAT qualification

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

Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard:

  • You will be required to attend Yeovil College 1 day per week
    Assessment will be by an “End Point Assessment” This will include 2 elements: A Synoptic Test -Portfolio and Reflective Discussion
  • You will be prepared for both of these elements by undertaking studies for both the AAT (Level 2) Foundation Certificate in
  • Accounting and the AAT (Level 3) Advanced Diploma in
  • Accounting. These will underpin both elements of your “end point assessment”.
  • Your apprenticeship duration will be for 18-24 months.  You will receive support from both the employer, and the training provider, to complete and achieve your apprenticeship and will be given time to study during the week on a day release basis.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of this Apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to progress to the next AAT qualification , whilst progressing in the workplace

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

• Description (Max 500 characters) Originally founded in Liverpool, the firm of Chalmers Wade & Co acquired the Yeovil practice of Fletcher & Bradford in 1922. One of the firms’ most notable former partners was Anthony Wingham Chalmers (1847 – 1900) who as president of the Liverpool Society of Accountants in 1880 was a petitioner to Queen Victoria for the Royal Charter which led to the formation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr Chalmers subsequently became one of the original representatives on the ICAEW Council.The Crewkerne office opened in 1963 following the acquisition of a small accountancy practice from local estate agents, TRG Lawrence & Sons. More recently, the West Country offices of Chalmers Impey & Co left the national firm in 1976 to practice independently as Chalmers & Co. Of these the Yeovil and Crewkerne offices continue to practice under the Chalmers & Co name to provide independent local services to a wide range of clients. In October 2012 a Langport office was added following the firm’s merger with Jean Davenport Accountants







TA18 8AB


Lorraine Derrick

01460 279000

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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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