We are looking for an apprentice Accounts / Payroll Assistant to assist with the company accountancy and commercial activities. The successful candidate shall receive full training with one to one mentoring and be supported via our training provider leading to an AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Fri. 8.30-5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

1. Assist Payroll with the processing the weekly payroll, which generally includes: - Collation of operative's timesheets. - Calculating additional pay items (e.g. subsistence, bonus, fares and travel, etc) - Calculate and monitor any sickness pay/paternity pay etc - Assist with formatting relevant spreadsheets, compiling information for Key personnel. 2. Assist with general costing exercises, job costing, preparing, invoices, and statements for small works and project variations. 3. Assist accounts payable and accounts receivable. 4. Provide support and assist in other departmental administration activities as required. 5. Become a key member of the office commercial team. 6. Effective communication skills 7. Efficient time management 8. Works accurately under pressure 9. Fluent in English

The training you will be getting

Assistant Accounting Level 2

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 qualification.

Functional Skills if required Relevant workplace training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible full time position to the successful apprentice upon completion and possible progression to Accounting Level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

How will you travel to work each day? One day per week required at our Walsall Training Centre

About the employer

CES has over 25 years' experience as an Electrical Contracting Company and has grown to become a widely respected building services contractor on a nationwide basis within the retail, commercial, hotel, super prime residentials and storage market sectors. At CES we combine our experience, integrity and innovative approaches to address the complex requirements of our clients through our years of experience, dedication, commitment and honesty. ? CES prides itself on its ability to make things happen, to innovate and to solve problems, but most importantly, we have built an invaluable reputation for successfully delivering projects on a nationwide basis both large and small on time, within budget and to the clients' satisfaction.




76 Summer Lane

B19 3NG

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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

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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