Apprentice Chartered Accountant WESTCOTTS (SW) LLP

We are now looking for an Apprentice Chartered Accountant to join our Axminster team. Training to become a Chartered Accountant is rewarding and challenging and can open up a whole host of opportunities for you. Many of our Directors and Partners started their career as a trainee with us and have stayed with us throughout their working life.

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

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Back in the office or hybrid working, you will get support from more experienced staff and Partners whilst assisting on client assignments. 

Some of the duties will include:

  • Preparing financial statements for limited companies
  • Partnerships and sole traders
  • Auditing financial statements and tax compliance work
  • You will be expected to visit clients’ premises to carry out your role and your work will be a mixture of teamwork and projects undertaken individually 

The training you will be getting

  • Accountancy or taxation professional level 7 standard
  • You will undertake both practical and theoretical training whilst studying for your ACA qualification under an apprenticeship agreement
  • Apprentices without English or Mathematics at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the End Point Assessment
  • Once you have completed the course you will be a qualified accountant. We will fund your training and provide you with paid study leave to attend the courses so you will be earning while you are learning
  • You will also receive regular pay reviews

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities to later progress and gain further qualifications are available for the right candidates.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 4 and upwards) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade C upwards) Desired
Other Degree Qualified (Grade Pass) Essential

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

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

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