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AAT Accounts Assistant Apprentice Esseco UK

Start your career today with a level 3 AAT apprenticeship with Esseco UK and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience including month end purchase ledger reconciliation, recording invoices and filing various documents.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary range is between £12,000-£15,000

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supervision and control of the purchase ledger under the guidance of the Junior Management Accountant
  • Holiday/absence cover for cash and sales ledger processing
    Demonstrate the ability to identify and report
  • Assist in actions for continuous improvement develop and suggest improvements and solutions to problems

Role Responsibilities (non-exhaustive)

End-to end purchase ledger function including:

  • Recording receipt of invoices & distributing for authorisation if
  • Matching invoices to GRNs/Purchase orders
  • Inputting invoices on to ERP system
  • Recording detailed descriptions for key nominal ledger accounts.
  • Initiating resolution of queries on unmatched invoices with internal and external stakeholders
  • Answering queries from suppliers regarding payments and requesting missing invoices/credit notes by phone or e-mail

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3. This level is ideal for existing staff or new talent in an accounting or finance role

Their work could include assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements

You will be studying the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting.

You will study 5 units:

  • Financial Accounting; Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS)
  • Management Accounting Techniques (MATS)
  • Tax Processes for Business (TPFB)
  • Business Awareness (BUAW)
  • Advanced Synoptic Assessment (ADSY) which forms part of your End Point Assessment

Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons, Live Online sessions or OnDemand.

An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to progress within the Finance department

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 9/A*-4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A*-4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include: 25 days annual leave plus the bank holidays. Length of service additional holidays. Company Pension Scheme. Employee Assistance Programme. Group Income Protection. Death in Service benefit Please note: Salary range is between £12,000-£15,000

About the employer

Esseco UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esseco Group, a family-owned Italian industrial chemical group that has focused on the manufacture of inorganic chemicals and winemaking products for a century.Esseco UK manufactures a wide range of high-quality sodium, ammonium and potassium derivatives for global supply into a broad range of different industries including water treatment, oil and gas, feed and food, agriculture and specialty de-icing.


Esseco UK


2 Monckton Road Industrial Estate



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2023