Blackthorn Griffiths Limited

Apprentice Accountant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Blackthorn Griffiths Limited (Employer)

Kaplan Financial (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £13,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday (Full time hours to be confirmed)
13 months (duration)
30 September 2021(start date)
Accounts or finance assistant (apprenticeship standard)
25 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you looking to build a long-term career in accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 2 apprenticeship with Blackthorn Griffiths Limited and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT Level 2 qualification.


Duties include:

  • Administration duties including scanning, shredding, filing, company secretarial and assisting seniors where needed
  • Answering telephone and putting through to appropriate staff members
  • Greeting clients
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts analysis

Future Prospects

Permanent role and the potential to move onto ACCA in the future.

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Benefits include:

  • 28 days (including bank holidays)
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Private health insurance (after probationary period)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Skills Required

  • Computer literate
  • Communication skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Literacy skills

Qualities Required

  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Sociable
  • Team player

Qualifications Required

  • At least 6 GCSEs (or equivalent) including GCSE (or equivalent) in maths and English

Training Provided

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2. 

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.

This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department or are looking to change your career into accountancy.

To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

The area you will cover includes:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment

The apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes general business, ethical standards, communication, attention to detail and professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take the End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.

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