Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking to earn a salary, receive on the job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace.
An apprenticeship in Accounting will develop your accounting and finance skills. You will need to have a contract of employment, and work for at least 30 hours each week.
You will need to work in a business and be involved with the more complex financial processes - from preparing accounts to creating reports, and mastering professional ethics. Your exact duties will depend on your employer.
To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
Course units include:
You will attend college for one day per week over one academic year.
It is an advantage to have a Grade C or above in Maths and English. If you have not achieved a Grade C, you will need to complete a course in Functional skills. You will need to demonstrate an interest in the finance sector. All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.
This qualification is ideal if you want to work in Finance, and achieve a formal qualification. On completion you could progress onto the Level 4 AAT Diploma.
Job roles this apprenticeship could lead to include Audit Trainee, Credit Controller or a Payroll Supervisor. The approximate starting salary for an Audit Trainee is £18,000 and for a Payroll Supervisor the approximate starting salary is £26,000 upon completion of your apprenticeship.