Apprentice Accounts and Administration Assistant DIRECT MEATS (KNIGHTS FARM) LTD

Direct Holdings are currently looking to recruit an Apprentice/Trainee Accounts and Administration Assistant to join our small and friendly team. The successful candidate does not require experience and knowledge in accounts. They will be required to learn assist and cover in various tasks in both accounting and administration.

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Closing date: 28 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprenticeship minimum paid for first 12 months of the apprenticeship and then increased for the remainder of the apprenticeship. Those with a good experience working, the starting wage can be negotiated, within reason.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (1 hour lunch break unpaid) Hours can be negotiated if needed

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Candidates will be expected to support a diverse business function and tasks are following, but not limited to:

Purchase Ledger:

  • Matching invoices to delivery notes, Posting Invoices to Sage 200 via purchase ledger and purchase order processing modules once invoices have been authorised by various staff
  • Running Weekly payment runs via BACS and cheque runs
  • Dealing with Queries, Reconciling Supplier Statements with sage 200, opening of new Supplier accounts, Archiving/Filing

Sales Ledger:

  • Assisting in Credit Control via phone calls, emails. Taking daily/weekly and monthly
  • Credit Card payments, allocation of daily cash/banking to sage 200, opening new accounts on Sage 200 and liaising with the Sales Team, allocating and checking credit limits, and day to day queries
  • Petty Cash
  • There may be other tasks you will be required do within the purchase ledger and sales ledger; the above is not limited to but covers most tasks


  • Taking care of administrative tasks, such as correspondence, filing and printing
  • Maintaining accurate and detailed customer records and creating new customer accounts
  • Building a good rapport with clients and providing an accounting team with relevant information
  • Procure / purchase products for the department / team (stationary, office equipment, tea, coffee etc)
  • Be part of staff meetings and take minutes

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 
  • 100% remote delivery supported by an online learning platform
  • Minimum attendance to 3 months per session over Teams and apprentices are required to record minimum 6 hours of "off the job" learning per week, in working time

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Continue in the organisation to further developmental programmes, if required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C / 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent AAT Level 2 / 3 (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

The Candidate must ideally be able to drive as the location of the company is not easily accessible. Any applicant saying "lifts" "taxi" will show not enough thought to the journey and will be declined. Because Direct Holdings are part of the group with Direct Meats, staff sales discounts will also be available on Meat purchased. Incomplete applications with minimal information will be declined. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

About the employer

At Direct Meats, we operate on the basis of a few core concepts. With these in mind, we are able to continuously meet the high industry demand, while maintaining complete customer and public satisfaction.




Knights Farm

Swan Street, Chappel



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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


Sophie Chowdhury

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

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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