Apprentice Accountant GASCOYNES LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join the accounts team at Gascoynes. The successful candidate will be trained on different accounting software whilst working towards their AAT qualification. The role includes working with the team to grow the accounts aspect of the business, preparation of year end accounts and more.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The annual wage will differ between £11,500.00 - £14,500 depending on experience

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 9:00am - 5:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Our accounts team provides clients with modern accounting and tax services, utilising the latest cloud technology. The team plays a critical role in the completion of client’s compliance work such as accounts preparation, tax calculations and management reporting.

You will be carrying out the following duties:

  • Preparation of year end accounts and associated tax calculations
  • Working alongside client managers to assist with their ledgers
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts (bank, purchase ledger, sales ledger, PAYE, wages, VAT etc.)
  • Prepare reports, letters and other documents
  • Working towards a multitude of deadlines on behalf of yourself and the wider team
  • Working with the team to grow the accounts aspect of the business

The training you will be getting

  • Full support with study costs whilst completing the Level 3 AAT Accounts Assistant (depending on current qualifications) apprenticeship that is offered
  • Following the initial completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive continued support to complete the AAT qualification
  • The successful candidate will be required to attend weekday courses, once a week, at their nearest First Intuition centre to study towards their AAT Level 3 qualification as well as mentoring towards the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship knowledge, skills, and behaviours

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression to study AAT Level 4 and/or Level 7 ACCA/ICAEW after successful completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Strong maths and English skill, Adaptable, keen and flexible, Punctual, Organised, Ability to prioritise, IT skills (Word and Excel)


GCSE or equivalent GCSE or equivalent 5's GCSE- includ Eng and Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or equvilant) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Passed) Desired

Things to consider

Gascoynes is looking for a school/college leaver to start an apprenticeship in September 2024. Gascoynes will be making conditional offers to candidates based on their predicted grades. Working week is 37.5 hours with overtime expected in busier periods. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). Applicant will need to travel to their nearest First Intuition centre for AAT courses. The position is for a Level 3 apprenticeship however, a Level 2 apprenticeship will be considered if it is more suitable for the successful candidate.

About the employer

Gascoynes are a local firm that is rapidly growing. With the acquisition of 4 other firms we are looking to grow our practice to ensure we give our clients the best service possible.




37 Lower Brook Street




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Amy Sawyer


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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