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Accountancy apprenticeships

Does a career in Accountancy add up for you?

Got a head for numbers and a keen eye for detail? Whether you’re just starting out or are already working in an accounting role and want to upskill, we have you covered.

We offer Accountancy apprenticeships at Level 3, Level 4 and Level 7, meaning you can progress from entry level to degree level through the apprenticeship route. With an apprenticeship, you get to put your new skills into practice every day whilst you are studying for your qualification.

Our Accountancy apprenticeships are accredited by two professional bodies, the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), so you leave your apprenticeship programme with new skills and a highly respected qualification.

What you need to succeed in the Accountancy sector

Here are just some of the characteristics that will help you to succeed in your chosen sector:

  • A methodical approach
  • An interest in problem-solving
  • A head for numbers
  • Good practical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • An interest in one specific area of accountancy, or accountancy in general

Who do you want to be?

Each of our apprenticeships have clear progression pathways. Whether you want to be an Assistant Accountant or progress to become a Finance Director, we can help you get there. Check out the programmes available below for more information on the pathways that are right for you.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    Did you know, you don't have to go to university to become a fully qualified Accountant?

    An Accountancy apprenticeship gives you the chance to get a head start on your career, straight from school.

    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
    15 months AAT
  • Level 4 apprenticeship

    In your role of a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician, you will build on your existing knowledge of accountancy from your Level 3 apprenticeship, or other accountancy qualification.

    Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting Taxation Technician
    18 months AAT

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Our apprentices are an integral part of our business and we’re heavily invested in their professional training & development. We’ve seen the positive impact that our apprentices have had, not only to long-term goals of the business but in building their own successful careers.

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

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