Business Administration Apprentice HUNTS ACCOUNTANTS LTD

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic person to join our team of 12. The right candidate will have an interest in developing their business admin skills & an understanding of business operations. Our firm provide an opportunity to experience a multitude of situations & establish a variety of skills that will translate beyond accountancy.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Making and receiving telephone calls from clients and suppliers
  • Handling income and outgoing post, including record keeping and digitalising documents
  • Producing letters and emails to communicate with clients and third parties in a professional manner
  • Managing appointments for senior accountants
  • Maintaining client records and ensuring these are accessible for the team
  • Overseeing the order of office supplies to ensure the office runs smoothly
  • Making contact with clients to request information in line with statutory deadlines

The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and individual study. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Business Administration Level 3 standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Level 3 qualification. Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential opportunity to join the team at Hunts Accountants full-time, utilising the skills you have learnt to be a key member of the administration team providing excellent service to colleagues, clients and third parties. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) Essential

Things to consider

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 the employer

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.








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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


Victoria Davey


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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