Apprentice Bookkeeper & Admin Assistant KEY ACCOUNTING SERVICES (SALISBURY) LTD

We are an accountancy practice that covers all aspects of personal & business taxation. A small, friendly practice looking to welcoming an additional person to compliment our team supporting all aspects of work assisting our accountants. Starting at level 2 AAT, we are very happy to support applicants if they wish to go further with training.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is from £12740.00 per annum depending on experience.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm, ½ hour for lunch, time being flexible to cover phones.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To become part of our team with varied tasks each day which will include:

  • Bookkeeping for our clients. 
  • Admin assistant work such as setting up new clients, carrying out legal checks to comply with regulations.
  • Support with the preparation of accounts and other work to assist our accountants.

The training you will be getting

  • Association of Accounting Techniician Level 2 certificate.
  • Functional skills if required.
  • Wiltshire College will advise regarding the day release location. Other training will take place in our office in Salisbury. You will have a designated mentor and learn 'on the job' with work being explained, shown how to complete in practice and then taken forward with applying that knowledge will support from the mentor.
  • Normally training with Wiltshire College is one day per week in term time but they can advise further.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Looking for a permanent employee therefore our hope is to retain the individual well beyond the apprenticeship period of 12 months.
  • Support offered to continue to AAT level 3 and beyond if desired.
  • The wish to gain higher qualifications is not essential but the avenue is open to progress if required.
  • As a small, friendly practice we are very happy to help with progression as it helps our business as well as helping our applicant.

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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3) Desired

Things to consider

We are a small team of 6 staff where we share all forms of accountancy work. The applicant will gain experince in all types of business and indiviual taxation. Work is varied and interesting as you learn about not only different forms of taxation but gain accounting skills.

About the employer

Accountancy Practice. Covers all aspects of Person & Business Taxation. We are a small, friendly practice with 6 staff looking forward to welcoming an additional person to compliment our team.




Penbryn House

5 Hilltop Business Park, Devizes Road




David Netton


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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

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