AAT Accounts Assistant Apprentice Farrell & Co Accountants Ltd

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 Farrell & Co Accountants Ltd and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience including data input into Excel and bookkeeping software's and preparation of VAT returns.

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

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,952.80 to £19,641.70

    Salary is national minimum 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

    9.00am - 5.00pm, 45 minutes lunch. Exact shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Filing
  • Sorting of client records
  • Data input into Excel and bookkeeping software
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation of working papers for sole traders
  • Office duties

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 (ITBK)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Control (POBC)
  • Principles of Costing (PCTN)
  • Business Environment (BESY) 

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?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the right candidate could have the opportunity to progress to future levels of AAT and work on more complex clients

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Benefits include: Statutory holiday. Auto enrolment pension. Parking on site. Please note, salary is national minimum wage.

About the employer

Small firm, one director, 7 staff. Clients from all areas of industry, very varied work. Constantly growing. Good location, good future prospects.


Farrell & Co Accountants Ltd


1C Amberside, Wood Lane

Hemel Hempstead


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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: 06 Jun 2023