The Accounts Administration Apprentice will assist in various accounting tasks to support the smooth operation of financial activities within the organisation. Through hands-on involvement in daily accounting activities, you will contribute to maintaining accurate financial records.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year 2 - £24,960.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 16:30 or 08:30 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Accounts Payable and Receivable:

  • Assisting with Purchase Ledger direct debit accounts.
  • Weekly maintenance and distribution of invoice query log.
  • Statement reconciliation for Purchase Ledger to resolve all queries and investigate when required.
  • Monitoring of cash sale accounts including allocating cash and liaising with the relevant departments.
  • Allocating all Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger payments against the relevant transactions.
  • Assisting with Credit Control to monitor overdue accounts, communicating with customers for timely payments.
  • Support purchase ledger with any outstanding administrative duties

Administrative Support:

  • Assist with new account opening and credit limit monitoring.
  • Accurately reviewing personal expenses for staff to be reimbursed.
  • Answer the telephone in a timely manner, screen and direct calls to the correct person.
  • Provide basic and accurate financial information in person via phone/email.
  • Make travel arrangements for colleagues as and when required.
  • Carry out postal duties including receiving and distributing of company post.
  • Scanning purchase ledger invoices to POMS system and ensuring files are saved in relevant folders.
  • Monitoring mailboxes for any queries and distributing them accordingly.
  • Perform other clerical administration duties across the organisation as and when required.
  • Assisting with POMS Integrations to ensure all purchase order numbers are exported to accounting software.

The training you will be getting

  • You will be studying a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard over an 18-month period.
  • This is a fully work based programme you will get allocated time to complete your apprenticeship work and also receive regular meetings with your training provider.
  • Level 3 Business Administration qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Become fully qualified administrator.
  • Lots of internal progression routes within HCMUK

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working


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

About the employer

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK Ltd are a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe and are responsible for the supply of excavators, wheel loaders, parts and servicing to the UK and Irish construction industry. Hitachi produces the widest range of hydraulic excavators in the world and are renowned for their high quality, advanced technology, and unrivalled reliability. Formed 50 years ago, we are a market leader in providing safe, high quality, durable and reliable products competitively, on time and anywhere in the UK and Ireland, which is why we have been awarded with the title of the 'UK's number one excavator supplier'. We endeavour to exceed customers' expectations through the provision of excellent lifetime value and consistent service. Our experience ensures that our customer's needs are met by understanding a customer's unique requirements and circumstances, with specialists available to share their industry knowledge and guidance on the key sectors we operate within and the product range that we sell.




Unit 5

Monkton Business Park North


NE31 2JZ

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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

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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