Since we began trading in 1926 we have gradually expanded our business and now work with a number of established clients backed by a stable and directly employed workforce. Within this role you will be recording petty cash analysis, reconciliation of subcontractors statements, report nominal ledgers and so much more.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    21 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure accurate and timely sales applications and sales invoices, liaising with the project engineer to ensure correctness
  • Entering subcontractor applications on to the job costing system and monitoring payment dates
  • Petty cash analysis
  • Recording of cash book receipts
  • Posting cash book payments
  • Credit card analysis and reconciliation of statements
  • Ordering miscellaneous items on the credit card
  • Reconciliation of subcontractor statements
  • Entering Service and Maintenance department sales invoices and chasing when overdue
  • Entering Service and Maintenance departments purchase invoices on the job costing system
  • Monitor, update and review project rebates
  • Provide a report of nominal ledger accounts analysis for Management Accounts
  • Enter Contractor final account balances on the job costing system
  • Obtain Insurance information from Subcontractors, in timely manner to ensure payment dates are adhered to
  • Filing purchase invoices at month end
  • Assisting others in the finance team with any other duties, as required

The training you will be getting

On and off-the-job training.

AAT Level 3 qualificiation - AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Day release at Newcastle Site (Stamp Exchange, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SA).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. All closing, interview and start dates are subject to change and may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

About the employer

For over 90 years we have delivered a comprehensive range of high quality mechanical services installations to clients in the private and public sectors. Our ability to compete in this highly competitive industry has been enhanced by our long standing relationships with local electrical contractors to provide a complete mechanical and electrical (M&E) package. Since we began trading in 1926 we have gradually expanded our business and now work with a number of established clients backed by a stable and directly employed workforce.




Gosforth Industrial Estate

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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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


Bethany Carter


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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