AAT Finance Apprentice Barbour House

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 2 apprenticeship with Barbour and Kaplan. You will be dealing with reconciliations, accounts and balance sheet whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification. Please note, the salary is £12,000-£15,500 depending on qual ...

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note, the salary is £12,480-£15,500 depending on qualifications and experience.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8:45am - 5:00pm Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Our apprentice scheme offers rotations between four main domains across finance; Accounts Payable, Accounting, Accounts Receivable and Costing/Pricing.
During the AAT studies that run parallel to the apprenticeship you can expect to take on dedicated focus roles in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable as well as taking on deliverables contributing towards the accounting month end close and the balance sheet reconciliation processes.
Alongside this you will be given the opportunity to learn in-depth system knowledge in the product costing and pricing area as well as the other reporting and ERP software packages.

The training you will be getting

Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2. This level is ideal for existing staff or new talent in accounting and finance. Their work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry. Learners will complete the mandatory AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. The Certificate in Accounting comprises of four exams and an End Point Assessment. You must successfully complete the following: Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK) Principles of Bookkeeping Control (POBC) Principles of Costing (PCTN) Business Environment (BESY) EPA - In Tray exercise An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate time to off the job training, as well as completing knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with your apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Past Finance apprentices who have excelled in their roles have secured permanent roles in the department. There is however no guarantee that this will be replicated in the future. The future opportunities are dependent upon the growth and direction of the business over time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Basic Maths (Grade 9/A* - 5/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Standard English (Grade 9/A* - 5/B) Essential

Things to consider

Please note, the salary is £12,480-£15,500 depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: 25 days holiday. Subsidised canteen. Staff shop. Staff discount. Healthcare cash plan. Access to training and development activities. Wellbeing support.

About the employer

Barbour has grown into a lifestyle brand offering a wardrobe of stylish functional clothing and footer wear for men, women and children inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. The iconic wax jackets continue to be made by hand in Barbour's factory in South Shields. Barbour International, the collection for men and women inspired by Barbour's motorcycle heritage established in 1936, is now a separate stand-alone brand with its own identity.


Barbour House


Head Office, Bedesway, South Shields

Tyne and Wear

NE32 3EG

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024