Apprentice Accounting Technician WESTCOTTS (SW) LLP

We are looking for a Trainee Accounting Technician to join us on a permanent basis in our Axminster office. It is not just about studying though as 80% of your time will be gaining valuable work experience supporting the rest of the team in providing a range of accounting and taxation services to our clients.

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

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; 9am to 5.15pm Breaks to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • You will prepare financial information, reports and returns for a wide range of clients, both businesses and individuals whilst also using computer software to record financial transactions
  • You will prepare and provide personal and company tax computations, regular VAT returns and bookkeeping services
  • You will also help in information gathering to analyse and report information about income and expenditure to support decision making, planning and control

The training you will be getting

  • The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a professional qualification which can help you to achieve a rewarding career in accountancy
  • Studying for the AAT apprenticeship qualifications includes learning the fundamentals of bookkeeping and accounting standards, as well as personal and business tax
  • We will not only offer you support and mentoring throughout your training, but we will also fund the training, pay you your normal salary on the days you attend classes or time in the office to study and give you paid study leave to have extra revision time
  • You will also receive regular pay reviews
  • The Professional accounting or tax technician standard allows student registration with a number of UK professional bodies in this sector. If a candidate seeks to become a member of a professional body there may be other requirements specific to the relevant professional body, which may be taken as part of, or alongside, the Apprenticeship at the employer’s and candidate’s discretion

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunities to later progress and gain further qualifications are available for the right candidates
  • Completion of the professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship may lead to the candidate receiving credits towards the completion of the Professional accountant or tax apprenticeship or chartered Accountancy or taxation qualifications provided by the relevant professional bodies. Completion of the professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship may also result in credits being awarded towards relevant undergraduate degree programmes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 4 and upwards) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade C upwards) Desired

About the employer

Westcotts is a Top 50+50 Accountancy Practice and Top 50 apprenticeship employer with over 280 team members based across Devon and Somerset.





South Street


EX13 5AD

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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

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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 for this position, please follow this link where you can upload your CV along with a covering letter providing information on why you feel you would be suitable for the role in particular in regards to the desired attributes, skills, experience and qualifications. Please also state your current salary (if applicable), salary expectations and available start date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Aug 2024