Apprentice Assistant Accountant Oakleys Accountants

Oakleys is an Accountancy Practice based in Willand, Devon, specialising in meeting the needs of the Agricultural sector. They are now looking for an Accounts Apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary dependant on age and experience

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 09.00 – 17.00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting in audit and assurance assignments
  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Using accounting software as well as Word and Excel
  • Taking telephone calls and passing on of messages
  • General administration support for the team
  • VAT returns
  • Payroll

The training you will be getting

The training will take place one day a week term time at Richard Huish College plus on the job training at place of work and will lead to an AAT AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting certificate. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Future prospects are good for the right candidate; Oakleys are keen to develop someone within their business and will support you through all levels of the AAT qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please note Oakleys is in a rural setting and transport will be needed.

About the employer

Oakleys is a small team of accountants based in Willand, Devon. Their client base is distributed throughout the South West, Midlands and Wales. Although they cater for a mix of trades they specialise in Agriculture and Rural business.


Oakleys Accountants





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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


David Roberts

01823 320883

Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

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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