Accounts/Finance Assistant, Apprenticeship
An apprenticeship in accounting or finance is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in pursuing a career in these fields. It provides a unique opportunity to acquire industry-specific qualifications and valuable hands-on experience while earning a salary. You’ll have the chance to work closely with experienced professionals in the accounting or finance industry, meaning you’ll gain practical skills that make you highly employable and give you a head start in your career.
This apprenticeship will give you a solid foundation in fundamental topics, including financial accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and taxation. You will learn to use financial software, contribute to accurate financial analysis, and communicate effectively in a business environment.
When you study with us you will automatically join our Business Career Excellence Hub, which is endorsed by leading employers who are actively involved throughout your whole training programme. Through guest lectures, company visits, work experience and recruitment events, you will have unrivalled access to potential employers – that means invaluable industry insight and numerous networking opportunities.
You’ll study in purpose-built classrooms, designed to enhance your learning experience, and you’ll benefit from a wide range of facilities including our new boardroom and business suite. Your mentors will be experienced tutors and assessors who have worked in reputable firms and run their own businesses. They will guide you through your study programme and placement, and ensure you’re fully prepared for your next steps after college.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
The Level 2 apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while you earn a wage. You will spend four days a week with an employer and one day or two evenings a week at college to learn the theoretical elements of the role. You will undertake a number of qualifications including the AAT Level 2 in Accounting. This programme covers a range of topics such as bookkeeping and costing etc. We will also work with you to develop your maths and English skills.
Skills an apprentice will learn:
The ability to examine data to identify issues.
The ability to reconcile data to minimise the chance of errors.
The ability to plan and review work.
Recognise and rectifies errors.
Deals effectively with a range of stakeholders using appropriate communication methods to deliver accurate and timely results.
Avoids jargon and uses the correct technical terms where appropriate.
Demonstrates good listening and speaking skills to be able to communicate effectively in the right manner.
Utilises relevant office and accounting software packages to input and manage data accurately.
Ability to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and other appropriate security measures.
Ability to organise self, prioritise workload and activity to meet deadlines.
Actively identifies team workload problems and offers to support peers where appropriate.
Ability to understand issues beyond own remit.
You will complete the AAT examinations, a synoptic assessment, and an end-point assessment.
Most Weston College apprentices are kept on by their employer after they finish their programme. After this apprenticeship, you could progress to the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3.
Maths and English GCSE 9-5 or Functional Skills. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can support you to find this.
To be an apprentice, you will need to find a suitable employer. Click here for advice: How to Apply for an Apprenticeship | Weston College
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