An apprenticeship at Parker offers you a perfect combination of on-the-job training, hands-on responsibilities and academic classes. With a business perspective right from the beginning, you will become a valuable team member at Parker.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £16,000 - £18,000 depending on skills and experience.

  • Working week

    Mon to Thurs 8am - 4:30pm and Fri 8.00am - 1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties:

  • To assist in maintaining the management accounts (Balance Sheet and P&L) of a manufacturing business and ensure reliable reconciliations for audit review.
  • Inventory Controls: Monthly reconciliations, excess and obsolescence and annual counts.
  • Fixed Asset Controls: Physical verification checks and impairment reviews
  • To support management accounting team with standard work to improve team effectiveness.
  • Assist with information enquiries from other finance functions, such as manufacturing teams,accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax office.
  • Assist audit / compliance assessments to ensure company finance policy is maintained.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Meeting deadlines, particularly the monthly close of management accounts.
  • Adherence to standard work and company finance policy.
  • Enthusiasm for personal development and achieving objectives.
  • Inter-personal communication skills as an active member of a location finance team.
  • Desire to pursue a recognised accounting qualification.

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

You will work towards achieving a AAT Level 2 apprenticeship Accounts/Finance Assistant standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will achieve AAT Level 2.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Parker Hannifin provides expert industry knowledge, innovative engineering, and robust solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. At Parker Hannifin, you have the individual scope for development to discover a broad range of topics and possibilities to which you can contribute your own ideas. Parker Hannifin is an equal opportunity employer and aware of its responsibility toward people with disabilities. To learn more about Parker visit or @parkerhannifin




Durham Road,



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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