Apprentice Accounts Assistant


Hampshire, SP10 3UX

Closes today at 11:59pm

Posted on 17 June 2024


AAT Apprenticeship – work in a finance role based in Andover, while studying 1 day a week at Andover College for AAT qualifications. Gain practical skills working with experienced colleagues.

Annual wage
£21,000 a year

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

Training course
Accounts or finance assistant (level 2)
Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:00 (1hr for lunch) one of these days will be day release for college.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 10 September


1 Year 3 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

This apprenticeship is the Level 2 Accounts/ Finance assistant. This qualification is a Level 2 apprenticeship standard, and has a 15 months duration.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

You can read more about this apprenticeship here: Accounts or finance assistant / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Training will take place at Andover College, one day a week during term time.

There is progression, and development avaiaible for the successful candidate to progress onto Level 3 and Level 4 apprenitceships. 

Where you’ll work

West Point Business Park Andover


SP10 3UX


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

Accounts or finance assistant (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Record transactional data.
  • Use the organisation’s standard tools and processes to examine data to identify transactional issues such as, reconciliations and inconsistencies between invoices.
  • Recognise and rectify routine errors, escalating as necessary.
  • Plan and review accounting and finance tasks.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to deliver accurate and timely results, avoiding jargon, using language tailored to the audience and different media methods with an appreciation of the risks and benefits to the business of social media and other digital applications.
  • Use finance and accounting software packages to accurately input and manage data to contribute to routine accounting tasks.
  • Handle data and digital technology in line with cyber and data security requirements, using data securely and safely, including backing up data.
  • 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 C/ 4 or above)
    • Maths (grade C/ 4 or above)

    Desirable qualifications

    AS Level or equivalent in:

    • Maths/ Finance/ Accounting. (grade C or above)

    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
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    Being based locally to Andover.

    About this company

    Established in 1979 the UK branch of Mitutoyo sells and services precision measuring instruments. Mitutoyo have an onsite Canteen and free employee car park. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    The successful candidate can expect to progress through their AAT qualifications up to Level 4 with Andover College and possibly beyond. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    James Clements

    01962 797451

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258660.

    Apply now

    Closes today at 11:59pm

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