Accounts Apprentice


Leicester, LE1 1QZ

Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Are you eager to kickstart your career in the accounting and finance field? Do you enjoy working with numbers and are confident communicator? EMA training are looking for an apprentice who will complete a level 3 AAT qualification and gain work experience in duties such as bookkeeping, VAT preparations, data entry & general administration.

Annual wage
£14,000 a year

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

Training course
Assistant accountant (level 3)
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (starting hours are negotiable)

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 30 July


1 Year 5 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 apprentice will be enrolled on the Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard, which includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment as part of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process.

Successful apprentices will get an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Leicester through one day a week release form employer.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions (L2 Unit).
  • Bookkeeping Controls (L2 Unit).
  • Advanced Bookkeeping.
  • Final Accounts Preparation.
  • Management Accounting: Costing.
  • Indirect Tax.
  • Assistant Accountant.

Where you’ll work

Regus Street, George's House,

6 St George's Way




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:

    • Maths and English (grade 4 or C)

    Desirable qualifications

    Other in:

    • Level 2 AAT (grade Pass)

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


    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Team working
    • Understanding of Excel

    About this company

    As an organisation, we believe that the most effective training for apprentices is through face-to-face, trainer-led delivery, supplemented by mentoring in their place of work. This blended approach helps to develop not just the apprentice’s technical skills, but also softer skills around communication, confidence and relationship building. Our Trainers and Mentors join EMA with either years of experience within the Finance, Marketing and Data sectors, or as a progression path following the completion of their apprenticeships. This allows them to effectively guide and mentor apprentices in becoming the best they can be. In addition to apprenticeship provision, EMA also offer commercial training programmes in Accountancy, in addition to being an official AAT exam centre for external assessments. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    permanent position and further progression to level 4 AAT.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260462.

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    Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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