Accounts Assistant Apprentice



Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 26 June 2024


Ready to launch your career in finance? Based in Nottingham, Tennants a manufacturer and distributor of automotive & traffic management products is looking for an apprentice who is enthusiastic and keen to join the team! Study for your Level 3 AAT qualification with EMA and complete duties supporting the finance team.

Annual wage
£15,600 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 – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 August


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 Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard includes 6 AAT exams, in addition to the Synoptic Assessment as part of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process. You will recieve a AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting upon successful completion.

The knowledge units will be delivered at the EMA training hub in Nottingham (depending on apprentices’ location) through day release.

AAT Modules are as follows:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (L2 Unit)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping (L2 Unit)
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Business Awareness
  • Tax Processes for Business

Where you’ll work

Duke Street, New Basford





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 C or 4 or higher)

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


    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Knowledge of Excel
    • Able to work towards targets
    • Effective communicator

    Other requirements

    Tennants have an active social calendar throughout the year with the employees enjoying social events such as bowling, attending sporting events, Christmas events among many others. Free parking available in the staff car park.

    About this company

    Founded in 1967, we started off making number plates for the East Midlands motor trade. Since then, we’ve evolved into a major supplier to the automotive and highway sectors. Offering cost-effective answers to number plate & traffic sign production. And distributing a huge range of Oralite Reflective. Having retained our family values, we always put customers first. Even while we strive to be the most reliable link on the supply chain. Yet despite all our changes, we continue to operate in a sustainable way. And thanks to our endless innovation, we continue to grow and expand. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Tennants are keen to progress the apprentice through the various levels of AAT once completing level 3 AAT,with plans to progress onto higher study with the capability and willingness to progress further onto chartered status.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Rosie Wibberley


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260574.

    Apply now

    Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

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