Accounts apprentice opportunity for an energetic individual looking for a long-term career as an accounts and finance professional. The successful candidate will be provided with ongoing, on the job training, delivered by a chartered management accountant. Duties include payroll, bookkeeping and VAT return preparation.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Working 5 days per week (includes 1 day for study release), 6 hours per day initially, with scope for this to increase for the right individual. Hours worked would be 9.30am to 4pm (with ½ hour unpaid lunch break).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role is that of an accounts apprentice, primarily involved in the processing of accounts records for various different types of companies and organisations.

Other duties to include:

  • Payroll
  • Bookkeeping
  • VAT return preparation
  • Accounts preparation

You will also be involved in the administrative function within the office, franking mail, ordering stationary etc. plus any tasks as required by the business.

The successful candidate will be provided with ongoing, on the job, training and development, provided by a Chartered Management Accountant and other competent staff members.

You will be reporting to the Chartered Management Accountant.

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

  • Level 3 assistant accountant apprenticeship standard
  • AAT advanced diploma in accounting level 3 (if all individual unit exams are passed)
  • Level 2 functional skills in English and maths if required
  • 1 day each week at college (Blossomfield campus)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Dependent on the candidate, and growth within the company, this role has the potential to become a full-time role (35+ hours) within 2 years of commencement, with ongoing training and development. The candidate will have the opportunity to gain the skills required to become a chartered accountant in the long term.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Punctual and dependable, Good Microsoft Office skills, Ability to work on own, Good telephone manner, Honest and dependable, Can-do attitude, Professional, Tidy appearance


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) and above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Must attend college 1 day per week Must be prepared to do other non-accountancy duties, as required by the business. The job is obviously office bound but you will eventually meet and work with clients.

About the employer

Small accounting office dealing with all aspects of accountancy from payroll, bookkeeping to tax returns, VAT returns and accounts provision. Based in a small, relaxed office in Hall Green, where autonomous working is encouraged.







B28 9JA

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Training provider



Nadia Davies

0121 678 7148

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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