The successful apprentice will be responsible for scanning documents, answering the phone, bookkeeping, carrying out reconciliations, completing HMRC forms, understanding accounting processes, learning and using a range of accountancy software and learning a range of accountancy related tasks. Training will be supplied for all the above.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Weekly wage will equate to £240.

  • Working week

    Working hours will be Monday- Friday, 9:00- 17:00. 30 minute break every day.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The purpose of the role is to provide an effective and efficient financial service whilst undertaking accounting training. The successful candidate will be expected to provide the highest level of customer service and financial support.

Main duties include:

  • To assist in the everyday running of the finance office.
  • Keeping records updated and to become confident in using accounts software.
  • To provide financial support within the team.
  • Receiving calls that are of financial relevance and ensuring that messages are passed on or dealt with.
  • Carrying out financial tasks from processing, posting and updating the accounts software, to making sure papers are correctly filed and up to date.

The training you will be getting

For the full apprenticeship, learners will complete:

  • Level 2 Accounting Apprenticeship Standard.
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).

For the End Point Assessment (EPA), apprentices will undertake a structured interview and an in- tray test.

Apprentices must attend college sessions once a week (term-time) at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A position may be available for the right candidates following successful completion of the apprenticeship. The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a full-time position following their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Interest in finances, Accurate Maths skills set, Good time management skills, Flexible, Friendly and approachable, Innovative, Conscientious, Well- presented


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/ C (L2 Functional Skills)) Essential

Things to consider

Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths or GCSE Grade 4/ C is essential. Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the apprenticeship, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above. The role is office-based so you will be required to work at a desk for long periods of time. There is no parking available on site but we are located near Norwich city centre, so we are accessible from the train and bus stations. You will be paid on a monthly basis and will receive 30 days of holiday including bank holidays and Christmas closures. Extra study leave will be granted around exams for preparation and revision. Employment is expected to start in August with the apprenticeship starting in September.

About the employer

We do far more than just filing annual tax returns; we give an outstanding service all year round. Whether we’re managing clients bookkeeping or acting as clients finance directors, our team is responsive, proactive and direct, providing practical support all year round.







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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


City College Norwich


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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