Apprentice Accounts Assistant PYROCEL LTD

A fantastic apprentice opportunity has arisen for someone wanting to start a career in finance, at a leading company – Pyrocel Limited. The apprentice will be part of a friendly and professional team and will enjoy a varied and rewarding role. The purpose of this role is to assist with the accountancy provision for the business.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The position will involve accurate data entry for accounting purposes along with sales ledger and credit control, whilst also ensuring responsive administrative support to the main accounts/admin office which in turns supports the organisation as a whole.

Main duties include:

  • Assisting with general accounts data entry
  • Assisting accounts supervisor with journal entries
  • Use of computerised accountancy software such as Sage Line 50 accounts
  • Sales ledger including distributing sales invoices, sending statements, and credit control
  • Dealing with expenses and credit card receipt processing
  • General admin support: distributing and logging emails, typing letters, photocopying, scanning and filing
  • Ordering stationery via a purchase order system on a normal weekly cycle, ad hoc ordering as & when required
  • Servicing training and meeting requirements
  • Answering telephone internally/externally including dealing with difficult situations. This must be in a timely manner and ensuring a positive corporate image
  • Reception Function
  • Assisting in stores as and when required

Applicants should have good IT skills and be keen to learn, also be able to work off own initiative and have excellent communication skills.

Probationary period applies.

The training you will be getting

  • Accounts or Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Attend weekly day release sessions for the AAT level 2 at Access Training on Team Valley, Gateshead

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Ongoing training and development will be provided and the opportunity for duties to progress

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Minimum Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants should be keen to develop a career in accountancy and be able to attend weekly day release sessions for the AAT level 2 Apprenticeship at Access Training on Team Valley, Gateshead. Please ensure you can travel to Balliol Business Park for a 9.00am start

About the employer

Established in 1989, Pyrocel Limited has steadily grown into a leading fire and security provider across the North East of England. With a head office based in Newcastle, and a Yorkshire branch in Leeds, they employ over 70 dedicated staff to ensure customer requirements are satisfied. Professional, customer focused, qualified and 3rd party accredited.







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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


Millie McLocklan

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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