Apprentice Bookkeeper & Admin Assistant


Wiltshire, SP3 4UF

Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 27 February 2024


We are an accountancy practice that covers all aspects of personal & business taxation. A small, friendly practice looking to welcoming an additional person to compliment our team supporting all aspects of work assisting our accountants. Starting at level 2 AAT, we are very happy to support applicants if they wish to go further with training.

Annual wage
£12,740 a year

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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, 9am to 4.30pm, ½ hour for lunch, time being flexible to cover phones.

35 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

  • Association of Accounting Techniician Level 2 certificate.
  • Functional skills if required.
  • Wiltshire College will advise regarding the day release location. Other training will take place in our office in Salisbury. You will have a designated mentor and learn 'on the job' with work being explained, shown how to complete in practice and then taken forward with applying that knowledge will support from the mentor.
  • Normally training with Wiltshire College is one day per week in term time but they can advise further.

Where you’ll work

Penbryn House

5 Hilltop Business Park, Devizes Road





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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 9-3)
    • Maths (grade 9-3)

    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
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    We are a small team of 6 staff where we share all forms of accountancy work. The applicant will gain experince in all types of business and indiviual taxation. Work is varied and interesting as you learn about not only different forms of taxation but gain accounting skills.

    About this company

    Accountancy Practice. Covers all aspects of Person & Business Taxation. We are a small, friendly practice with 6 staff looking forward to welcoming an additional person to compliment our team. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Looking for a permanent employee therefore our hope is to retain the individual well beyond the apprenticeship period of 12 months.
    • Support offered to continue to AAT level 3 and beyond if desired.
    • The wish to gain higher qualifications is not essential but the avenue is open to progress if required.
    • As a small, friendly practice we are very happy to help with progression as it helps our business as well as helping our applicant.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    David Netton


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000234181.

    Apply now

    Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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