Accountancy Apprenticeship - AAT HARDCASTLE BURTON LLP

Have you considered a career in accountancy? Are you looking for a full-time position which offers you a rewarding and challenging opportunity that will launch your career? We are recruiting self-motivated apprentices. Working within a smaller practice gives you exposure to a wide range of businesses and exposure to all aspects of accountancy.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Preparation of accounts for review
  • Preparation of tax returns and computations for review
  • Administration tasks such as data entry or setting up of clients

The training you will be getting

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • The training will take place via day release
  • Training is provided throughout the year
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required) 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completing your AAT Level 3, we will continue your training to AAT Level 4. Further training to ACA or ACCA is available after completion of your AAT qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills


A Level or equivalent All considered (Grade C and above) Essential

About the employer

Hardcastle Burton LLP is a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Royston, Hertfordshire. We have a wide range of clients from engineering, construction, agricultural, medical professionals, and scientific research. Our client base includes businesses from South Essex to North Cambridgeshire. Our portfolio includes clients across the spectrum from small medium enterprises (SME’s) to multi-million pound turnovers, charities, pension schemes and LLPs.









Keith Mason


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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

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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