Accountancy Apprenticeship WALTERS HAWSON LTD

The successful candidate will gain a wide range of experience in accountancy, e.g. undertaking book-keeping and preparing VAT returns, in a friendly environment, achieving a professional qualification, without incurring a student loan debt. We are based close to Rotherham town centre. Free on street parking is available outside the office.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary review after 6 months

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting more senior members of staff in the preparation of accounts, tax returns
  • Undertaking book-keeping and preparing VAT returns etc. for clients using a variety of accounting software packages
  • There will be some administrative duties (answering phones, filing etc.), although this will be approximately 15% of total time

The training you will be getting

  • AAT level 3 and beyond (our last 3 apprentices have been supported in studying for an ACCA qualification)
  • Learning will be online with Babbington, with tutor support
  • Comprises 1 day per week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Our last 3 apprentices have been supported in studying for an ACCA 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, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C) Desired

Things to consider

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in accountancy, in a friendly environment, whilst achieving a professional qualification, without incurring a student loan debt. Additional training will also be provided via Mercia Group Ltd courses .

About the employer

We are a small firm of Chartered Accountants, employing 10 staff. We provide accountancy, audit, tax and payroll services/advice to a wide range of clients.







S60 2AJ


Ian Walters


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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

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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