Accounting Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: North West

Job Details

18th March 2024 £18,750 Level 3 Apprenticeship Accounting Manchester

Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship

Do you enjoy working with numbers and maths? Looking for a career in finance?

Join our AQA Early Careers Scheme as an Assistant Accounting Apprentice and play a vital role in the day-to-day support on essential financial activities. You’ll study towards a Level 3 BPP Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship and gain on-the-job experience by getting involved in multiple finance functions. By the end of the programme, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in a demanding finance role.

What’s involved?

As an apprentice in our accounting function, you’ll be responsible for providing valuable information and reports to help our customers and colleagues make important decisions. During this 18-month programme, you could gain experience in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Treasury and Banking. This experience is key in developing important skills, such as collaboration, personal accountability, effective communication and embracing change.

You could also be responsible for:

  • Producing and processing customer and supplier invoices and receipts
  • Creating financial reports on debtors and creditors
  • Handling customer and supplier queries efficiently
  • Recognising and using different accounting approaches to ensure efficiency
  • Recording and analysing financial data

Who you are

To be eligible for this role, you must have at least 5 GCSEs grade A-C, including Maths and English. Due to the nature of our business and the market we operate in – predominantly A levels and GCSEs – you need to be over the age of 18 years from 1st September 2024 to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

We’re looking for people who are ready to shape their future and take accountability for their actions. You should embody the AQA values, be reliable, self-aware and a great teammate, as well as being respectful to individuals of all backgrounds. Personal qualities we’d like to see also include:

  • Great relationship building skills
  • Driven with a hunger to develop and progress
  • Ability to be proactive and take initiative
  • Great written and oral communication skills

We believe everyone benefits from equality, diversity, and inclusion, which is why we are keen to keep developing a diverse workforce with individuals from all backgrounds. 

What’s on offer?

We’re committed to continuing your development. There could be further opportunities to broaden your knowledge and skills; we always encourage you to take a proactive approach to your future. Our Apprentices also enjoy a benefits package, which includes:

  • 25 days annual leave, not including Bank Holidays, rising with length of service, and additional closure days at Christmas 
  • Private medical insurance, health care cash plan and life assurance
  • Gym access
  • Smart hybrid working
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Headspace app access

About AQA

Every journey starts with a question.

AQA are an education charity with over 120 years of assessment expertise and knowledge. We design and deliver fair assessments to more than one million learners every year. By always doing the right thing, we aim to never let a learner down. We’re more than just an exam board. Through our customers, we use our world-class research and expertise to help define the assessment world.

We are always striving to empower our employees in the work they do and in their professional development. By joining our Early Careers programme, you’ll receive the support and guidance you need to grow in your career and develop your skills. Through working on real-life projects you’ll gain hands-on experience, and you’ll get to see your work implemented throughout our business, making an impact to the millions of students who take our exams each year.

We have a range of Apprenticeship opportunities available in different business functions throughout AQA, including Accounting, Technology Security Operations, Compliance and Risk, and Technology Service Management. In our Apprenticeship programmes, you’ll gain on-the-job experience whilst also studying towards a professional qualification. 

We believe that everyone benefits from equality, diversity, and inclusion, which is why we are keen to keep developing a diverse workforce with individuals from all backgrounds.

How to apply

To apply for this programme and to find out more, please click on the apply button below.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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