The apprentice would be learning a full range of skills and duties required within a private accountancy practice. This will consist of practical “on-the-job” training as a part of our team and one day-release training at Havant and South Downs College. We are looking for applicants who are keen to learn and happy to work in a team.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    The salary for this position will rise during completion of the apprenticeship and your contribution according to progress and ability but will always be above NMW.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We would be looking to start employment for a short probationary period prior to commencement of the formal apprenticeship enrolment.  This would provide the candidate with a “taster” of the type of work and environment.

Throughout the apprenticeship, we would provide practical training, running in parallel with the AAT syllabus, and covering all aspects of operating an accountancy service to clients including;

  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Database maintenance 
  • PAYE payroll
  • Commercial software training
  • Company formation and administration
  • Providing book-keeping support to clients
  • Preparation of self-assessment returns

The ability to communicate well by telephone and email will be an essential part of the skill-set we will be looking to develop in an apprentice.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be learning on the job 4 days per week with one day per week at the Havant Campus of Havant and South Downs College studying the Level 2 AAT Accounts or Finance Assistant Qualification.  

After successful completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice would gain a Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is the opportunity to progress within the company onto the Level 3 AAT followed by the Level 4 AAT, leading to full qualification as a full member of the AAT, a widely recognised accountancy qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Walton Accountancy is a growing modern private practice providing a full range of services to mainly small and medium sized companies on a truly national basis. We are heavily technology driven and encourage open and regular contact with our clients.




Unit 24

Highcroft Industrial Estate Enterprise Road



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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


Liz Langley


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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