Accounts Apprentice

Group 1 Automotive UK Ltd

Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0LS

Closes in 6 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 27 June 2024


Here at Group 1 Automotive we are actively looking for enthusiastic individuals excited to join our ever-growing automotive family, & if you’re as passionate about cars as we are then we'd love to welcome you to the team & be part of our exciting journey.

Annual wage
£12,480 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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 to Friday 37.5 hours 08.30 – 17.00 with an hour unpaid lunch

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


1 Year

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

  • Level 2 Accountants or Finance Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Development of knowledge, skills & behaviours required to complete the Accountants or Finance Standard
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

Apprentices will be required to take one of the professional qualifications listed below, as chosen by the employer to be most relevant to the job role:

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • ACCA Certificate in financial and management accounting (level 2)
  • IAB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping
  • ICB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping

Where you’ll work

Group 1 Automotive UK Ltd

First Point

St. Leonards Road

Maidstone, Kent

ME16 0LS


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:

    • X 5 to include Maths & English (grade A*-C 9-4)

    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
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    Deadline driven work, could potentially be the need for over-time. Long period on a PC and sitting at a desk.

    About this company

    Top 8 automotive dealer group in the UK, We buy, sell, service vehicles as as well as offering aftercare, parts and body shop services. We represent prestigious brands in the dealer network such as Audi, BMW, JLR, Mercedes-Benz. We pride ourselves on Customer Reputation whilst adhering to our core values – Integrity, Transparency, Professionalism, Teamwork and Respect. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    We have a large Finance Team which will present various opportunities, will be down to the candidates desire and abilities.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Apprenticeship Recruitment

    01622 625999

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261116.

    Apply now

    Closes in 6 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

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