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.
On this apprenticeship you will study the following units;
Elements of costing
Working effectively in finance
Using accounting software.
You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job, but we can assist you in finding a placement.
You will also need GCSEs at grade 4 or above (C or above) or equivalent in English and maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.