AAT Accounts Assistant Apprentice swr limited

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 2 AAT apprenticeship with Swr limited and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience including processing purchase invoices, sales ledger allocations and credit control.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37.5 hrs. Monday - Friday, 8.30-5.00pm. 45min Lunch and early finish on Fridays at 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To assist the Finance Team in all aspects of Business Finance and any other areas of the business as required.

Duties will include:

  • Reconciling Statements
  • Processing Purchase Invoices
  • Checking New Accounts
  • Processing Transactions and Reconciling Bank
  • Correcting Suspense Account
  • Sales Ledger Allocations
  • Ad hoc tasks as required
  • Credit Control

The training you will be getting

Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2 - AAT

This apprenticeship is a perfect match for someone without any accountancy or bookkeeping knowledge. On this programme they will learn the building blocks of the modern accountant. Not only will they grasp the fundamentals of bookkeeping but we will help them develop those vital skills and behaviours to enable them to put their knowledge into action.

If you’re new to accountancy and finance, looking to change your career into accountancy or have previously worked in an accounts department this level is ideal for you. You don’t need any prior experience working in accounts to study AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

There are no entry requirements, but you do need good maths, IT and English skills, and a willingness to learn. You’ll learn a broad range of core accounting skills, including double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing as well as accountancy related business skills and personal skills.

You must successfully complete the following:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Control (POBC)
  • Principles of Costing (PCTN)
  • Business Environment (BESY)

You will also be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA), which will include a synoptic assessment and interview with supporting portfolio.

Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons or Live Online. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate time to off the job training, as well as completing knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with your apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential progression onto further accountancy qualifications and progression within our finance function.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A*-4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A*-4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: 25 Days annual leave + bank holidays. Long service awards, including one extra day’s holiday for every 5 years worked. Christmas Shutdown. Free on-site parking. Auto enrolment pension. Colleague recognition and reward platform, regular social events, and annual all staff away days. Free employee assistance programme. Great progression opportunities. Regular Social events. Eye care vouchers through Specsavers. Cycle to work scheme.

About the employer

Here at SWR we go beyond for our customers, colleagues, and community, in everything we do, everyday. We’re a vibrant and growing business with a vision to be trusted as a company that prioritises people over profit, delivering beyond expectations, every time. As an Investors in People Gold accredited business, we have a fantastic team of 50 people who work across our 4 business divisions: Home & Outdoor, Wire Rope, Garage Door Spares and Balustrade


swr limited


Unit 2-4 Eastman Way

Hemel Hempstead



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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

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Mar 2024