We are looking for an accounts apprentice to join our finance team in Stafford HQ. The successful candidate will be able to enjoy the family run feel whilst being a part of a larger group with unlimited career progression. Working as part of a busy finance department. You will be answering telephones and emails, ensuring the ledger is up to date, plus much more.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    3 monthly wage review

  • Working week

    08:30 - 16:30 Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Posting invoices to the system
  • Reconciliations of supplier statements against system postings
  • Sending invoices to the relevant departments for authorisation
  • Dealing with queries to ensure the ledger is up to date
  • Answering telephones and emails
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring all work is completed and reports are complete before monthly and yearly period end
  • Flexibility to adjust to ad-hoc challenges as required
  • Ad-hoc office duties

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

  • Accounts/Finance Level 2
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprentices will be required to take one of the professional qualifications listed below, as chosen by the employer to be most relevant to the job role:

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • ACCA Certificate in financial and management accounting (level 2)
  • IAB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping
  • ICB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression in Lodge's finance team and Halford's central finance team.

Progression to Level 3 to the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Number skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

You are required to attend our training site in Walsall on a bi-weekly basis. Unlimited progression opportunities. Modern facilities with canteen area. Halford's staff discount scheme. Low staff turnover rate.

About the employer

Founded in 1935 and now part of the Halfords Group, Lodge Tyre Co. Ltd, handles all major tyre applications and vehicle maintenance nationwide! We have recently been re-awarded Investors In People Gold for another 3 years, an accolade achieved by just 17% of UK businesses! We are one of the best teams in any industry! With exciting plans for continued growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic Accounts Apprentice to join our dynamic Accounts team based at our modern Head Office on Staffordshire Technology Park.




Unit E

University Court

Staffordshire Technology Park

ST18 0GE

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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