Accounts Assistant Apprentice MENSIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Mensis Professional Services are looking for an Accounts Assistant Apprentice to carry out bookkeeping duties in our Accounts Department. They will also collaborate with our Tax and Payroll departments. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary – Apprenticeship minimum wage but starting at the April 2023 rate of £5.28 per hour

    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 - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm and Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 34.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Processing client transactions
  • Producing monthly management accounts
  • Completing and filing VAT and CIS returns
  • Completing bank reconciliations
  • Administering fixed assets
  • Completing journals
  • Liaising with all clients
  • Using Cloud accounting software, including Quickbooks, Xero and Sage
  • Maintaining practice records and management information
  • Anything else required by the business.

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

SGS has elected to deliver the on-programme learning using the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2.

AAT as the lead awarding organisation for accounting have been involved in the development of the apprenticeship Standard and have mapped the diplomas to the Standard. Advantages of using the

Certificate as the delivery model for the Apprenticeship Standard:

  • A structured, proven training programme that equips the candidate with the skillset required for the industry
  • Thorough mapping against the Standard ensuring all skills, knowledge and behaviours are covered
  • Achievement of an industry-recognised accounting technical qualification
  • Provides a platform for progress tracking
  • Prepares the candidate for End Point Assessment with AAT
  • Provides a basis for progression
  • External quality assurance through an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation
  • An appeals and redress process with the awarding organisation
  • Attendance at weekly classes for each module is mandatory for all apprentices at our Filton Campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The apprentice may be able to progress up to the next level upon completion of this apprenticeship. This may not necessary be with this employer as it will depend on the need of the business at the time.

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


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

Things to consider

Berkeley is about 10 minutes from junction 14 of the M5 and about 10-15 minutes from Junction 13. We operate a flexible working policy so some home working will be available on successful completion of the initial training.

About the employer

Situated in the historic market town of Berkeley, Mensis Accounting is about teamwork, working closely with our clients to understand their businesses and to meet all of their current and future needs. Our mission is to provide life changing support and guidance to our clients, as we care about what we do and we make a difference.






GL13 9AA


Cath Tuckfield


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Training provider



Cath Tuckfield, Practice Manager,

01454 417300

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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