Vacancy for an AAT Accounts Apprentice (16 – 18 year old)

Vacancy Description:

We are looking for a talented and personable candidate to join us as an AAT Apprentice.

We want our apprentices to learn, grow and become AAT qualified so they have to be ambitious and committed to learning and getting qualified.

Role and Responsibilities:

(1) To initially assist our accounts staff in helping them with basic accountancy administration.

(2) To learn the basics in book keeping and progress to being able to use various packages of accountancy software in order to work on client accounts.

(3) To develop an understanding of payroll and learn to use payroll software.

(4) To play your part in being a positive and helpful team member

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Ideally we would like the candidate to have an A in Maths and an A or B in English.

Preferred Skills:

Able to use Microsoft Excel and Word to a decent standard. Can listen to and follow instructions. Gives attention to detail. Enjoys working with numbers. Has an aptitude for learning software. Can work on their own as well as with others.

Personal Qualities:

A positive attitude to what is presented to them. A hunger to learn and achieve. A warm and friendly manner. Honest and reliable. An accountancy apprenticeship is their first choice.  Easy to approach and willing to help others.

Future Prospects:

With each level of the AAT course being achieved will come an increase in pay.  Once successfully completed Level 4 of the AAT course you will become an Accounts Assistant.

Finally, some key things to be aware of about this vacancy:

(A) Working hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm with an unpaid lunch break of one hour.  This is a 35 hour week.

(B) This apprenticeship is for 16 – 18 year olds.

(C) The initial pay is £157.50 per week (£4.50 per hour)

(D) We are a successful, warm and friendly general practice serving hundreds of clients with book-keeping, payroll and accountancy services as well as business advice.

(E) You will be required to spend 20% of your time in learning at college and the remainder with your colleagues in the office.  Both elements are essential to us and we hope to you.

If you are this candidate and are interested in this opportunity to kick start your career please send me your CV to

Closing date for applications is 30th October 2020

Tom Bathgate MBA