Apprentice Accounts Assistant The Rapid Travel Group

Rapid Travel Group have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our expanding team, as an Accounts Apprentice. You will complete accredited AAT qualifications, whilst gaining practical on the job experience. We offer flexible working from home, company pension and employee discounts.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.30.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As our new Apprentice, you will play a vital role in supporting our accounts team with sales ledger and purchase ledger duties. This apprenticeship provides an excellent chance to gain hands-on experience, coupled with attending college at The Grimsby Institute to gain accredited AAT accounts and bookkeeping qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Raising sales invoices and credit notes

· Credit control

· Dealing with customer queries, and providing exceptional customer service

· Raising Direct Debit collections

· Reconciling payments

· Processing supplier payments

· Assisting with purchase ledger and sales ledger duties

· Respond to email enquiries and answer telephone calls professionally

· Providing support to our wider team, and other departments of the business

· Assist with all aspects of general administration

· Undertake all other associated duties as required

This is a remote job, with flexibility to attend our offices in the Grimsby area. You will also attend college-based training sessions once each week at The Grimsby Institute (DN34 5BQ). Full training, support and all equipment will be provided.


· Company pension

· Employee discount

· Work from home

· Extra holiday for your Birthday

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Accounts of Finance Assistant
  • AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting A bespoke programme of practical, technical and vocational learning
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable)
  • If you already have AAT qualifications or accounts experience, we would be happy to look at the possibility to delivering higher level qualifications.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Rapid Travel Group are offering this position with a view to the role becoming permanent for the right candidate, with opportunity for internal progression. There would be potential to progress to higher level AAT qualifications in the future, or to start at a higher level if you already have previous experience.

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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/ C) Essential

Things to consider

The majority of the working hours of this role are remote, with flexibility to attend our offices in Grimsby. All equipment will be provided. When you start the role, we’ll provide one to one support and mentoring with a requirement to attend our offices in person for 2 days each week. Whether working in our offices or working remotely, you’ll be supported with a mentor and all of our systems. As an Apprentice you will attend physical AAT training sessions at The Grimsby Institute, once each week (term time only)

About the employer

Join Rapid Travel Group, a dynamic and innovative leader in travel management, specialising in the construction industry. Established in 2012 as Rapid Accommodation, we rebranded in 2019 to reflect our growth and commitment to excellence. With a wealth of experience and a passion for delivering exceptional service, we provide comprehensive travel solutions that save our clients time and money. At Rapid Travel Group, we pride ourselves on our core values: reliability, accessibility, passion, innovation, and dedication. Our team is known for being dependable and trustworthy, always delivering on promises and providing 24/7 support. We are a friendly and approachable team, committed to going above and beyond for our clients. Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We invest heavily in advanced technology to streamline processes and create effective solutions tailored to our clients' needs. Our dedication drives us to continuously improve and adapt, ensuring we remain at the forefront of the industry. Working with us means being part of a supportive and enthusiastic team that values professional growth and personal development. Our collaborative environment fosters creativity and encourages employees to take initiative and contribute to the company’s success. We offer a diverse and inclusive workplace where every team member's input is valued. With opportunities to work across various sectors, including construction, marine and shipping, and renewables, you'll gain unique insights and experiences that enhance your career. Join Rapid Travel Group and be part of a company that is not just a travel management provider, but a partner in our clients’ success. If you are passionate, dedicated, and ready to make a difference, we want to hear from you. Together, let's drive the future of travel management.


The Rapid Travel Group


The Enterprise Village

Prince Albert Gardens


DN31 3AT

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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


Grimsby Institute Apprenticeship Team

0800 012 6656

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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