Haines Watts is a Top firm of chartered accountants who specialise in advising and supporting business owners. They support over 35,000 companies and business owners around the UK, which gives their clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and knowledge. Their fresh thinking and practical business approach underpin our values.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 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

    Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The key duties of this role are as follows but will not be limited to:

· Work as part of a team, always portraying a professional image.

· Assists with ad-hoc work in the office as requested.

· Understands the objectives of the technical process, completes processes as designed and demonstrates competent use of relevant systems.

· Gains a good understanding of each client worked on.

· Agrees assignment objectives and roles with line manager (or the person responsible for the job)

· Achieves good passes with all professional and advanced examinations.

· Attends internal and external training courses as required, being participative and professional throughout, takes away and implements new knowledge.

· Takes ownership of own work

· Manages time well

· Communicates regularly and clearly regarding deadlines etc.

· Establishes a good level of rapport with the team and clients quickly and easily.

· Make efficient use of all relevant IT systems

· Takes time to understand the wider Haines Watts structure and services provided.

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

Level 2 Assistant Accountant:

  • One to one Tutor Assessor support in the workplace working towards Assistant Accountant Level 2 (AAT Level 2 qualification is included in this Standard)
  • Attending weekly classes covering Health and Safety and Equality and diversity
  • Functional Skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Excellent prospects with the possibility to progress onto level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths (Grade C / 4 +) Desired

About the employer

t Haines Watts, we offer professional services to people who run their own business, delivered by people who understand them, and share their ambitions, passion and commitment.




Unit 14a Waterside Business Park

Livingstone Road


HU13 0EG

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Training provider



Julie Curtis

01482 307357

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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