Upton & Co Accountants are searching for an Accounts Apprentice to join their team. The apprentice will develop the ability to deal with all aspects of clients from complete and incomplete record status. Also, they will deal with all aspects of tax which will help give them a fully rounded knowledge of the industry.

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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 (Standard Office Hours)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Preparation of small sole trade accounts, initially progressing to bigger sole trade jobs and eventually, companies once settled within the role
  • Preparation of tax returns (all aspects of tax returns)
  • Preparation of VAT returns, again once settled within the role
  • Answering phones and dealing with clients when they come to the office as necessary

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

  • AAT qualification at Level 3
  • The successful candidate will undertake a full review of their existing skills versus what is required in their new role. First Intuition will then advise on the best apprenticeship programme for them. This will be a structured AAT Apprenticeship programme  (depending on the candidate’s experience and knowledge)
  • A blend of classroom and online training will support the candidate to achieve a well-recognised accountancy qualification which will both help with their new role and potentially lead on to further study

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upton & Co Accountants are an ACCA-registered practice so there is scope to progress through their AAT up to ACCA (if they wish to go this far)
  • Further development would depend on the practice at the time as we are always looking to grow and expand

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Excel Skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths (Grade 5) Essential

About the employer

Upton & Co Accountants was formed in August 1987 and originally based on Sheffield Road near Barnsley town centre. In the mid 90’s Upton & Co acquired the practice of Pickering & Moulton and moved to larger premises in Barnsley town centre. In May 2018 after a transfer of ownership, the practice moved to Pontefract Road in Cudworth, where the practice is today and where we continue to grow and build the business.







S72 8BE

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Training provider



Olivia Buckley

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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