Would you like to work for a business that’s dynamic, loves innovation and encourages people to grow and reach their potential? Duties include daily preparation of accounts to review stage, with assistance from your mentor and one on one training with your mentor with each stage of an accounts job.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37.5 hours a week, Monday - Friday, based around our core working hours of 10.00am - 4.00pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Attitude is key to success within TW, those that thrive have a ‘can do’, proactive, customer-focused approach and look for the ‘what, where and how things could be done better?’

We can train the technical, we can provide the opportunities, we can help in being organised, but we think the right attitude is one where apprentices are prepared to ‘have a go’, take the initiative and, when they think it’s necessary, challenge the status quo.

As well as an aptitude for figures, you need to be able to build and retain relationships, provide advice and guidance, and use the information from the software to be able to add value to our clients by planning ahead and sharing ideas.

We would love to hear from those who are:

  • Motivated to make the most of their abilities
  • Confident, with great interpersonal skills
  • Team players who enjoy sharing their knowledge with others
  • Forward thinking and solutions focused

We invest a huge amount of time ensuring our trainees are given the opportunities to develop alongside study support. As part of the TW team, you will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of business / accountancy / IT processes whilst developing your skills and knowledge plus you’ll benefit from exposure to a varied customer base.

Duties include:

  • Daily preparation of accounts to review stage, with assistance from your mentor
  • One on one training with your mentor with each stage of an accounts job
  • Use of the cloud software, Xero in the preparation of accounts and VAT jobs
  • Exposure to VAT returns and bookkeeping processes to see the process through to the accounts completion stage
  • Responsible for your own workload, ensuring you complete each job by the agreed timescale
  • Working as a team to ensure the work is delivered to clients in a timely manner

The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Hereford (HR4 9SX)

You will receive training one day per week face-to-face, as per your assigned training plan.

Additional training for functional skills in English and maths will be undertaken if needed. You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Accounts / Finance Assistant Level 2 qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Many of our apprentices have stayed with the company for many years, progressing up through the levels and becoming Client Managers. Our own CEO, Dan Crowther started off with Thorne Widgery as an apprentice just like you.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Computer Literate, Experience in excel/outlook, Aptitude for Maths, Confident, Team player, Proactive, Motivated, Positive


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grade 5 and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A*-E) Desired

Things to consider

We may close the position early if we have a high number of applicants. A-levels or equivalent are desired if an individual is over 18. Start dates could be August / September 2024 , depending on individual commitments.

About the employer

An established accountancy firm which has been going over 75 years. We offer a variety of services to clients from all walks of life. We care about our clients and aim to deliver exceptional customer service. In order to do this, we work efficiently using software and forward-thinking ideas to bring accountancy into the modern world.








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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


Lisa Wilkinson

01432 377002

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

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