What is accounting?
Accounting involves the measurement and management of the financial information of an individual or company, and usually suits individuals who are good at maths and problem-solving, and who like organising and analysing data.
If you're unsure about what job roles you can do in accounting, check out these roles here or search our job roles:
The different levels of accounting apprenticeships
Level 2 or intermediate apprenticeships are weighted equally to a GCSE:
- Cashier, finance assistant, accounts assistant/clerk, sales ledger clerk
Level 3 or advanced apprenticeships are the same as an A level:
- Trainee accounting technician
- Assistant accountant
Levels 4-7 or higher apprenticeships are the equivalent to a foundation level degree and above, with levels 6-7 being the same as a Bachelors or Masters:
- Accounts technician
- Accounts manager
A great organisation for accounting apprenticeships to check out is AAT Apprenticeships, which encourages applying for apprenticeships at any age:
"Accounting apprenticeships are open to anyone 16 or older and not in full-time education. There's no upper age limit: mature apprenticeships are increasingly popular for career-changers."
AAT's top reasons for choosing an apprenticeship:
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For more of a general guide for apprenticeships, click here.
For further info, visit apprenticeships.gov.uk.