Accounting apprenticeships

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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:

Accounting Technician

Management Accountant

Private Practice Accountant

Public Finance Accountant

Auditor

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

AAT Apprenticeships

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:

Source: aat.org.uk

Day in the life

To see the latest accounting apprenticeships on Sort - click here.

For more of a general guide for apprenticeships, click here.

For further info, visit apprenticeships.gov.uk.

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