Accounts Assistant Apprentice AAT Level 3 DEWHURST PLC

The opportunity to join a well established international company. You will be working as part of the accounts team administrating the Sales and Purchase Ledger as well as other accounting and administrative duties as required.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    25 days holiday including up to 5 days for Christmas Shutdown Annual bonus Health Cash Plan

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 37hrs Flexitime, earliest start 7.00am and latest finish 6.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Post & match purchase invoices to GRN’s & orders
  • Dealing with short deliveries and price changes and any other supplier queries
  • Paying suppliers to agreed terms
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Allocating customer payments to the correct accounts
  • Day to Day credit control i.e. sending copies of invoices and chasing debt
  • Setting up customer accounts
  • Obtaining credit references and credit reports when required
  • Setting credit limits and managing according to the company’s credit policy
  • Sending monthly customer statements
  • Dealing with supplier and customer telephone calls/emails
  • Producing reports for monthly meetings (Aged creditors and debtors)
  • Processing Fixed Assets monthly depreciation
  • Debit/Credit notes for Dewhurst Group plc and Dewhurst Ltd.
  • General accounts filing
  • Role progression to other areas in accounts available
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder s required to perform other duties assigned by the line manager from time to time
  • The jobholder should be aware of and comply with company and statutory requirements regarding health & safety, fire and hygiene

The training you will be getting

The Level 3 Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship gives you the theory and on-the-job training to make you an asset in any organisation. With an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification you’ll gain the practical experience and knowledge to pursue accountancy as a career. You’ll become a skilled professional with the A-Level-equivalent certification employers want.

  • Qualification – AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Learning style – live online training, online content and coaching
  • Duration – typically 15 to 18 months
  • Level 2 Functional Skills maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate there is the opportunity to progress with the accounts and finance team or other departments.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
Other AAT Level 2 (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Dewhurst Ltd is an independent supplier of quality components to the lift, keypad and rail industries. Dewhurst Ltd is part of the Dewhurst Group which has sales of £50 million+ and employs over 300 people in locations around the world. We work alongside some of the largest companies in the lift, keypad and rail industries to develop and manufacture quality electro mechanical user interface products.




Unit 9 Hampton Business Park

Hampton Road West


TW13 6DB

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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


Jo Povall


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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