Accounts Associate & Finance Apprentice The Affinity Group

FANTASTIC POSITION! We're in search of an Accounts Apprentice to join our dedicated team of accountants in Ferndown. This entry-level position requires no prior accounting experience! Through a structured apprenticeship program, you'll earn your Level 3 AAT qualification via hands-on experience and dedicated study time! APPLY NOW!

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £12,064 per annum (£232 per week)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 09:00 – 17:15 1 hour lunch (unpaid) 36.25 hour per week

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include, but not limited to;

  • Preparing and submitting statutory accounts and corporation tax returns from a variety of both manual records and software
  • Reviewing client records
  • Handling inbound queries from clients, and delivering great client service
  • Filing / add documents to Online System
  • Meeting or exceeding all targets and KPIs
  • Further adhoc tasks as requested by management

Full training will be given in order to complete the above duties to the best of your ability. The Affinity Group and Boom Training will provide ongoing guidance and support throughout your apprenticeship studies.

  • Time Off Benefits: 25 days holiday plus statutory Bank Holidays.
  • Apprentice wage for just one year, and then onto grander terms!
  • Assistance for your continuous professional growth.
  • Well-being Package: Private medical cover and access to free financial advice.
  • Flexibility Options: Duvet days, flexible working arrangements, and more.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Team Building: Participate in company events, social gatherings, and benefit from staff incentives.

The training you will be getting

AAT Level 3 Assistant Accountant, which includes: 

  • You'll have four Level 3 AAT exams including advanced bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and more
  • Modules covering Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours in Finance
  • You'll have a personal tutor to guide you through your training
  • You will attend 1:1 sessions with your tutor every 2/3 weeks
  • End Point Assessment (online)
  • Occasional group classes with other learners
  • Access to MyAAT for learning material
  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths will be provided for those without Grade 4/C (or equivalent) if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We take on all apprentices with the hope that they will stay on within a full-time position afterwards, depending on the success of the apprentice during their time.

The Affinity Group has entry-level positions close to NLW. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

Since our inception in 1995, the Affinity Group has been on an exciting journey, and we're looking for a dynamic individual to join our family in this brand-new adventure! We're not just about crunching numbers at this accountancy practice; we're a lively team of 80+ professionals with our main office in Ferndown.


The Affinity Group


1 Cedar Park

Cobham Road


BH21 7SB

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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


Amy Gould

02380 004 210

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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