Do you want to start your career within bookkeeping and accounts? Haines are searching for their next apprentice! Working from the Tamworth office, you will complete a Level 3 AAT programme via Babington and will assist the team in the management and delivery of accounts preparation services for our clients including VAT work and ledgers.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be reviewed annually in April.

    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

    Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An exciting opportunity to gain your first role working for an organisation that looks to create an environment for learning and development opportunities tailored to you, You will benefit from an internal mentor and buddy system to support you through your career journey.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • Prepare income and expense analysis using the firm's cloud bookkeeping software
  • Use data to prepare quarterly VAT returns
  • Liaise with clients to complete filings and to answer any queries
  • Reconcile purchases
  • Sales and general ledger entries
  • Prepare accounting schedules such as fixed asset registers
  • Make postings using the firm's accounting and working papers software
  • Prepare returns and other documents for filing with Companies House or HM Revenue and Customs as instructed

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

  • Level 3 AAT delivered via virtual learning platform and group learning workshop sessions via MS Teams
  • 121 dedicated skills tutor for support
  • Hard copies of AAT textbooks
  • AAT exam booking and facilitation
  • Functional Skills Level 2 can be provided and supported if required in maths and English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent position and personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Keen to learn, Knowledge of Excel


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES including Maths & English (Grade B / 5) Essential

Things to consider

Competitive salary and benefits package. Access to Haines Watts flexible rewards system. Regular opportunities to work with our Associate Partners and Partners.

About the employer

National accountancy and professional services firm with 54 offices throughout the UK. Cyril Haines Watts founded the firm back in 1930 and what started out small and from humble beginnings has continued to grow over the last 90 years into the Top 15 firm of chartered accountants you see today, with offices throughout the UK. You can find examples of some of Haines Watts’ previous apprentices here:







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Training provider



Jacqui Norris

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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