Accountancy Apprentice



Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 6 June 2024


We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic person to join our team of 12. The right candidate will have a keen interest in accounting, business and computer software. Over the years, accountancy has moved on from just number crunching and is more focused on helping and supporting clients with all their accounting and bookkeeping needs.

Annual wage
£12,480 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Assistant accountant (level 3)
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm with a day release to college.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 16 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the National Apprenticeship standard. On completion the apprentice will receive AAT qualification. Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

Where you’ll work






An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Assistant accountant (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Assist with the investigation and response to financial information queries.
  • Record and analyse financial data using the organisation’s standard tools and processes.
  • Apply double entry bookkeeping and accounting standards to process financial documents, generate financial statements and report financial information to users of accounts.
  • Assist with production of accurate financial information for the preparation of accounts.
  • Reconcile financial data, such as, preparation of reconciliations or review of reconciliations.
  • Investigate, resolve or escalate transactional queries and errors within their remit as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Communicate financial information in a way that non-finance stakeholders can interpret and understand.
  • Utilise digital skills to present key financial information using finance and accounting software and applications.
  • Use software packages to assist with basic accounting tasks in line with cyber and data security requirements, using data securely and safely, including backing up data.
  • Communicate using varying approaches and different media methods with an appreciation of the risks and benefits to the business of social media and other digital applications.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C)
    • Maths (grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


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

    Other requirements

    You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. In some cases, you may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

    About this company

    We’re an established and award-winning firm – a step beyond traditional accountancy; saving our clients time, money, and effort by embracing the latest technology and investing in talented staff. We offer a broad range of services to clients tailored to their individual needs. Hunts Accountants is based in picturesque grounds on the outskirts of Dorset’s historic market town of Sherborne, with free on-site parking. You would be joining our team of twelve staff who enjoy the benefits of our modern facilities. There is great access to countryside walks, runs and cycle rides from the office for those sunny lunchtimes. We also offer the team access to Pilates twice a month. Offering these activities allows staff to choose those that suit them and support their general wellbeing. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Once the AAT has been completed, a permanent position will be offered for the right candidate. They can then go on to complete their ACCA or another qualification.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Victoria Davey


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255920.

    Apply now

    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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