Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship JOHN FREDERICKS PLASTICS LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to complete an Accounts Level 2 AAT Apprenticeship. The successful candidate will be involved in a team environment, assisting in accounts preparation as well as other accounting duties. You will have access to and use of a range of software, for which full training will be provided.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Dependent on age and experience at start of the Accounts Apprenticeship, this salary could potentially increase.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday. Fridays 8.30am to 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful applicant will have a real hunger to succeed in Finance. Our products and services are second to none, and that means we need a focussed, driven and ambitious individual to join our business as a Finance Assistant. The role is varied, offering you the opportunity to work across all areas of accounts, whilst allowing you to develop a wide range of skills.

This role is a priority for our business and links strongly to our long-term succession plan for the future. 

What will the Accounts Assistant Apprentice duties be?

  • Sales invoice processing for customers as supplied by processing office
  • Administration of client records
  • Assisting in accounts preparation
  • Administration of sales ledger, if required
  • Ensuring that the policies of John Fredericks are observed, and that good practice is encouraged, particularly in the areas of health & safety, equal opportunities, and confidentiality

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the Head of Accounts, which are relevant to your post within the company, to meet the overall business objectives.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Great prospects for progression to a full-time position for the right candidate.  A fantastic long-term opportunity for promotion for the right candidate.  To progress to the higher levels of the AAT qualifications framework upon completion of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting for the right individual – this is a long-term growth and succession goal of the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Good Attendance


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade 5/ C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants who already hold a Level 2 AAT qualification may also be considered for this role and would therefore work towards Level 3 AAT. Please ensure you can travel to the workplace on a daily basis.

About the employer

John Fredericks is a privately owned window manufacturer based in West Yorkshire, ideally located to service the UK Trade window and door market. Established in 1970, John Fredericks Plastics have amassed 53 years of continuous trading, with a strong record of innovation and a loyal customer base. The company’s management team attribute the company’s longevity and enviable growth to its focus upon quality, delivery and innovation.







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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


Julie Falkingham

01924 470477

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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