Non-Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant - level 7 apprenticeship ROYCE PEELING GREEN LTD

Unleash YOUR potential with RPG Chartered Accountants. Start date of September 2024. The role will provide full training as part of the Level 7 Apprenticeship Programme towards the ICAEW professional qualification. This will result in successful candidates being ACA qualified, that is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant within 4 to 5 years.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Highlights: Healthy work-life balance Free parking on a rota basis Company staff and social events Dress for your day dress code policy 20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays Death in service cover of 4 x salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

There are various service lines within our business including Accounts Preparation, Audit, Corporate and Personal Tax, Corporate Finance and Transaction Support, and Business Recovery. You will mainly work in our Accounts and Audit compliance departments where you will:

  • Learn how to prepare financial information
  • Gain knowledge of broader commercial, financial and taxation issues whilst undertaking audits (either from our office or at a client’s premises)
  • Dealing with the numbers but also working as part of a team with colleagues and clients

We do not expect you to be the finished article on recruitment, but we need to be sure that you are enthusiastic about learning.

The training you will be getting

Working towards the ICAEW professional qualification (ACA) involves comprehensive work experience and a study programme, using specialist training companies for the tuition and exam support. We offer paid study support in addition to your annual holiday entitlement. The training will be completed in conjunction with a Level 7 Apprenticeship Programme. The programme typically lasts 4 to 5 years and incorporates 15 ICAEW exams plus a skills based portfolio assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities within RPG are limitless - there are opportunities to move into another client service team and work towards further qualifications. We take enormous pride in supporting all our People with providing them with the best possible career prospects, in a safe friendly environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Desire to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6/B) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A-Levels (Grade B / 120 UCAS Points) Essential

About the employer

RPG Chartered Accountants is one of the leading independent firms of chartered accountants in the Manchester. We also have an office in North Wales which is where RPG Chartered Financial Planners, our financial planning and wealth management business, and RPG Payroll Service are located. There are approximately 100 people across the different service lines within the RPG Group which means that we are able to look after a wide range of business clients, with turnovers ranging from £50,000 to over £600 million. We act across a breadth of business sectors and some of the work we carry out is highly specialist. For example, we regulated to carry out Public Interest Entity (PIE) Audits, which means, for example, that we are able to audit FTSE and AIM listed entities as well as Not For Profit entities. Taking the career path of a Chartered Accountant involves continuous learning so we strive to support all of our people with comprehensive training which includes understanding the wider business issues affecting our clients and improving your commercial awareness. You will also have your own personal development plan which will enable you to achieve your long-term ambitions. We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of our staff and value our team having a healthy work life balance. We have a structured well-being and social programme for all of our people. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to providing a service and following practices which are free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We actively support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and make sure that our colleagues feel valued and are treated with dignity and respect. We value people as individuals with diverse opinions, cultures, lifestyles, and circumstances.







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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

Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

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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