ZEISS is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. ZEISS has been at the forefront of technological progress for over 170 years. Apprentice will be carrying out routine financial activities and support for businesses and organisations of all types and sizes. To monitor the posting of business transactions, process invoices, verify financial data for use in maintaining accounts payable record.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Thurs 08:00 - 16:15, Friday 08:00 - 15:45

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Principal Elements:

• To provide other clerical support necessary to pay the obligations of the organization

• To maintain meticulous records of outstanding payables

• Ensure the accuracy of an organization’s financial documents for payment, auditing and tax purposes

• Protect the business against unintentional overpayment

• Practice effective monitoring to ensure payments are made to vendors in a timely manner


Day to Day duties:

• Clarify any questionable invoice items, prices or receiving signatures

• Maintain copies of vouchers, invoices or correspondence necessary for files

• Type periodic reports and other records

• Obtain proper information and/or data regarding invoices

• Check vendor files for any previous payments and correct errors

• Prepare workflows listing invoice number, date, vendor address, item description, amounts and coding per accounting policies and procedures

• Input daily bookkeeping and record keeping

• Verify invoices against purchase orders and ensure goods or services were received before issuing payment to vendors

• Ensure the accuracy of information posted to our accounts

• Communicating with suppliers and internal customers

• General Accounts Receivable responsibilities

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

  • The learner will be studying the Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification, including taking the AAT
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Zeiss is a large, global organisation with a variety of career opportunities available for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5-9) Essential

Things to consider

Thus is predominantly an office based role. Start date to be discussed at interview - may be flexible.

About the employer

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 7.5 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2021). For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars. With over 35,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG. Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd is based in the UK with approx 130 employees and is responsible for volume manufacturing of electron microscopes.




Carl Zeiss Ltd, 1030 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne


CB23 6DW

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jun 2023