Assistant Accountant Apprentice Protrade Tools and Fixings

Are you looking to secure a career in finance working for a business which truly values it's employees and customers? Do you possess a keen flair with mathematics and have a keen eye for detail? If so, read on, as D.I.P.T Limited based on Ascot Drive Derby, are looking for a Finance Apprentice to join their team!

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary up to £14,000 depending on experience

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting with customer telephone and e-mail enquiries
  • Processing incoming payments from various sources (BACS, PayPal, Klarna, Amex etc)
  • Cash and Bank Reconciliations
  • Monitoring customer credit limits
  • Contacting customers to secure payment of accounts
  • Opening of new customer accounts including obtaining credit checks on potential new
  • Customers and existing customers
  • Support the team with month end processes
  • Assisting with supplier telephone and e-mail enquiries
  • Assisting purchase Ledger with invoice processing and resolving queries with suppliers and staff
  • Ensuring prompt processing of invoices and payments to ensure smooth flow of purchases
  • Assisting with incoming and outgoing mail
  • Other ad hoc duties within the Finance Team as and when required

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

The apprentice will be enrolled on the Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard, which includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment as part of the End-Point Assessment(EPA) process.

The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Derby or Nottingham (depending on apprentices location) through day release.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions (L2 Unit)
  • Bookkeeping Controls (L2 Unit)
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The potential to secure a more senior role with additional responsibilities
  • The possibility to secure a full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship
  • The opportunity to progress onto a level 4 accountancy apprenticeship upon completion of the level 3

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

Supplier of tools, fixings and consumables for the construction industry… built on trust Welcome to Protrade! We are a leading UK-based provider of power tools and associated products, that is championing a brighter future for the construction industry. Our company was established in 1973, by Rob and Isobel Sanders – a husband and wife team, who wanted to create a professional and ethical business. Practical experience and a passion for finding ways that saved time and increased productivity made the company unique, but as the business has developed modern technology and forward-thinking ideas have been embraced to drive efficiency wherever possible. It’s this culture that remains at the heart of our organisation and continues to influence everything we do today. Our group headquarters and national distribution centre, located in Derby, is where we stock over 10,000 product lines, specially selected by a team of experts with over one hundred years of combined industry knowledge. We’re also proud to have supporting depots right across the East Midlands.


Protrade Tools and Fixings





DE24 8EH

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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