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Typical Job Roles

Apprentice Accountants can help your business by filling skills gaps in any size or type of organisation.

Typical job roles include:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Tax assistant
  • Trainee accounts technician
  • Payroll assistant
  • Trainee Accountant

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Level 2 Qualification

Accountancy apprenticeships start at Level 2 which is appropriate for most school leavers.

This level provides the basic accounting knowledge needed to succeed in an accounting job. Your apprentice’s duties as an apprentice accountant will include:

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Controlling accounts, and the banking system
  • Computerised accounting
  • Working effectively in an accounting and finance team
  • Basic Costing

Level 3 Qualification

Level 3 is aimed at apprentices who have already completed the Level 2 and are looking to progress, or existing retail staff who already have knowledge and experience.

At this level your apprentice is required to demonstrate greater autonomy in completing tasks. The level 3 apprenticeship will provide a deeper knowledge of the skills gained during the level 2 apprenticeship. Your apprentice accountant will have greater experience and increased confidence in accounts and finance.

The apprenticeship is made up of six areas, which include:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Ethical duties
  • Understanding and using spreadsheet software
  • Preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • The principles of indirect tax, including completing VAT returns
  • Providing cost and revenue information

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Level 4 Qualification

Level 4 is aimed at apprentices who have already completed the Level 3 and are looking to progress, or existing retail staff who already have advanced knowledge and experience.

The Level 4 apprenticeship is the last stage of a three tier qualification to achieve an AAT membership.

This apprenticeship is aimed at apprentice accountants who have  responsibility for a range of tasks in a busy accounting team. The course provides both accounting and business skills quals, covering:

Accounting Level 4:

      • Measuring financial performance
      • Drafting budgets
      • Evaluating accounting systems
      • Drafting financial statements
      • Calculating business and personal tax

Business Skills Level 4:

      • Leadership attributes and skills
      • Taking the lead in meetings and workshops
      • Improving work performance and effective teamwork
      • Improving your presentation and spreadsheet skills
      • Managing project finances

How long is the apprenticeship?

Accountancy apprenticeships normally last 12 months. Ideally at the end of the apprenticeship you can progress your apprentice onto a higher level, or offer a permanent position.

How is it delivered?

Our training providers normally conduct the training in house, on the job. This means that there will not be any college attendance in most cases. This is subject to change depending on the training provider circumstances, but we will confirm this with you before recruitment commences.

An apprenticeship assessor will visit the workplace every 6-8 weeks and spend around 2 hours with your apprentice combined with online seminars. They will monitor the apprentice at work and make sure their job is covering all the elements of the qualification criteria by looking at evidence.

This can include observation, questions, professional discussion, IT assignments and looking at the work they have produced. Apprenticeships are real jobs, but it is up to the employer to provide the right training and provide a mentor to guide and support them.

Can I enrol our existing staff?

Of course you can! We can recruit new staff totally for free, but if you have existing staff who do not have official qualifications above Level 2, it will be possible to enrol your existing staff onto the course and acquire on-the-job training and a nationally recognised qualification.

The course is distance learning, so your staff will not have to attend college, an assessor will visit every 8 weeks to check up on their progress, making it a really convenient way to up-skill your staff. We can arrange all this for you, for free.

How much does it cost?

First of all our apprenticeship recruitment service is free of charge. In terms of training costs for 16-18 year old apprentices 100% of your training costs are covered by government funding. For 19-24 year olds the Government funds 50% of the training costs.

Due to our partnerships with training providers we may be able to negotiate a lower fee for 19-24 year olds, or waive the fee completely in some cases. Be wary of some providers who charge a monthly management fee or high training costs, we will ensure that you get the very best deal.

Once we have your vacancy we will start negotiating with our training providers to keep the costs as low as possible for your business. We try our hardest to keep it totally free. The other costs you need to consider are the apprentices wage of at least £3.30 per hour plus holiday entitlements as well as the costs relating to training your apprentice and providing a mentor to support them.


To see our apprenticeship FAQs click this text and scroll down to the FAQ section. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us using the form, we would love to hear from you. We recruit apprentice accountants in Manchester for free.



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According to The New Economy, Manchester is the UK’s main centre for the Business, Financial & Professional Services sector outside of London, employing 324,000 people and generating £16.2 billion of GVA annually.


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Main Boroughs: Bury. Bolton. Manchester. Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan.

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