Accountancy is a highly-skilled field that provides a clear pathway for those starting out and one for which formal qualifications play a vital role in the career journey. Therefore, an apprenticeship that draws together work and study makes it an appealing choice if you're looking to enter this profession.
An intermediate apprenticeship in accounting (also referred to as a level 2 apprenticeship) is equivalent to 5 GCSEs graded at levels 9 to 4.
You could be working on a variety of financial activities from bills and expenses to payroll and taxes. Employment possibilities for you includes accounts assistant/clerk, cashier, finance assistant and sales ledger clerk.
A significant amount of the job training is undertaken in the workplace. This is a demanding but interesting course which should be achieved in 12 months whilst gaining valuable workplace experience. Most jobs in this sector are office-based with a typical 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday working week.
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On this apprenticeship you will cover topics such as;
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Apprentices will also be required to take one of the professional qualifications listed below, as chosen by the employer to be most relevant to the job role:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.
Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.
To complete the Accounting apprenticeship, apprentices will be expected to complete:
On completion, the apprentice will be able to apply for the appropriate level of professional membership aligned with this apprenticeship, dependent on the qualification chosen. Professional body memberships that are relevant to the options for this apprenticeship are:
Neither AAT nor ACCA offer professional registration upon completion of this apprenticeship.