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    Job Summary
  • Salary
    £7215 Yearly
  • Location
    Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
  • Sector
    Assistant Accountant level 3
  • Duration
    13 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    28th June 2018
    EMPLOYER
  • Employer Name
    GWCC Wholesale
  • Address
    Camford Way, Luton LU3 3AN, UK

Employer Description

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Accounts apprentice to join a dynamic and growing company. You will be undertaking activities in all aspects of accounts and office administration, along with learning new skills in using databases and excel. You will be working within a team where you all have specific duties as well as support one another.

This role gives the opportunity for a self-motivated person to start on the road to a career in accounts.

• General admin tasks
• Answering the telephone and dealing with clients
• Using spreadsheets to analyse client records
• Bookkeeping
• Preparation of VAT returns
• Invoicing
• Chase overdue payments
• To deal promptly and professionally with queries from colleagues across offices
• Bank reconciliation

Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

LOCATION


Requirements & Prospects

Qualifications

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

  1. Numerate
  2. Literate
  3. Presentable

Personal Qualities

  1. Numeracy
  2. Reliability
  3. Friendliness

Future Prospects

Permanent opportunity for the right candidate/ progression onto a higher apprenticeship.

    Training
  • Apprenticeship Length
    13 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location
    Milton Keynes

Training

Training
The Assistant Accountant apprenticeship programme is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). It combines outstanding classroom training, dedicated workplace mentorship and on-the-job experience to build the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to become a highly competent accounting professional.

The apprenticeship will include:
• AAT L2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.
• SAGE L2 Computerised Accounts.
• AAT L3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting AQ 2016.
• 6 mandatory units including:
 Advanced bookkeeping
 Final accounts preparation
 Management accounting: Costing
 Indirect tax
 Ethics for accountants
 Spreadsheets for accounting
Training and Assessment:
• Throughout the apprenticeship you will be required to attend your local Accountancy Academy for various training sessions.
• Your dedicated Assessor will visit you in the workplace every 8-12 weeks.
• You will be invited to 3aaa Masterclasses presented by industry experts to enrich your learning experience.
• During your apprenticeship programme, there will be 7 examinations throughout:
 x2 L2 Bookkeeping
 x1 L2 Sag
 x4 L3 Diploma

The remainder of your training will be completed within the workplace.

The Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship programme is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). It combines outstanding classroom training, dedicated workplace mentorship and on-the-job experience to build the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to become a highly skilled professional accounting technician. You will be given the choice to focus on accounting or tax, and then will focus on the core aspects of accountancy such as business awareness, ethical standards, regulations and compliance.

The apprenticeship will include:
• AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.
Training and Assessment:
• Classroom attendance tailored to meet your training needs.
• You will have a dedicated learning mentor who will coach you throughout your training.
• You will be invited to Masterclasses presented by industry experts to enrich your learning experience.
• AAT End-point Assessment will be scheduled between month 12 and 15:
 Part 1 - A synoptic assessment, this is taken via a computer and lasts up to 3 hours
 Part 2 - A portfolio of evidence collated from the workplace demonstrating key competence and a reflective discussion

The remainder of your training will be completed within the workplace.

The Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship programme is designed to provide training to develop excellent interpersonal communication, personal organisation, presentation and self-development skills.
The apprenticeship will include:
• Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner.
• Level 1 Functional Skills English, Maths & ICT (if applicable).
Training and Assessment:
• You will be invited to full-day workshops within your local academy to enrich your learning experience. Some of these will include:
 Business knowledge & understanding
 Delivering against your targets
 Customer journey knowledge
 Business systems and resources
 Providing a positive customer experience
 Personal development plan
• You will also benefit from the following during your apprenticeship:
 X1 CPD workshop
 X1 Masterclass
 X1 End-point assessment preparation workshop

The remainder of your training will be completed within the workplace.

Combined with knowledge and skills gained within the workplace, the Data Analyst apprenticeship programme is designed to equip you with technical competencies and behaviours to support a business’ data activities and improve overall business performance. This training programme is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the programme are eligible for registration.

The apprenticeship will include:
• KM1 – DELL EMC Qualification - 60308242: BCS Data Analysis Tools.
• KM2 – BCS Award in Data Analysis - 60308230: BCS Data Analysis Concepts.


The delivery will entail 35 days within the academy with a visit to the workplace every 4-6 weeks.

Combined with knowledge and skills gained in the workplace, the Digital Marketer apprenticeship programme will provide an understanding into the fundamentals of marketing, digital business principles and the principles of coding. Training will be provided via outstanding classroom training, dedicated workplace mentorship and on-the job experience.

The apprenticeship will include:
• BCS L3 Digital Marketer Diploma.
• Google Analytics Individual Qualification.
• You will also be able to join the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as an affiliate member and join the British Computing Society (BCS) as an associate member.

Training and Assessment:
• Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be required to attend your local academy for training sessions.
• You will attend a four-day synoptic assessment at the end of your course.
• Your dedicated mentor will visit you in the workplace approximately every 6-8 weeks.
• Online support for modules will be provided for you to complete outside of work.

The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.

Throughout the duration of your apprenticeship programme, you will be required to attend your local Academy for 30 days of training across five months, featuring structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3, Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will include:
• Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if applicable).
• Knowledge Module 1 - Networking and Architecture.
• Knowledge Module 2 - Mobile and Operating Systems.
• Knowledge Module 3 - Cloud Services.
• Knowledge Module 4 - Coding and Logic.
• Knowledge Module 5 - Business Processes.
• One vendor certification selected based on your job role and individual capabilities (Typically a Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) certification).

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded BCS accredited knowledge modules covering the following topics: Networking and Architecture, Mobile and Operating Systems, Cloud Services, Coding and Logic and Business Processes. You will also receive an industry recognised qualification from Microsoft or CompTIA whilst gaining eligibility to apply to the register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA L3 Professional Competence.

*Knowledge Modules are specified by the British Computer Society (BCS)

Combined with both knowledge and skills gained within the workplace, this qualification is designed to help you design, install and maintain communication networks within an organisation (or between organisations). Throughout this programme we will support you to advance your career in technology.

The apprenticeship will include:
• Network principles (KM1 Exam) – 14 delivery days.
• Network systems & architecture (Vendor Proxy: CompTIA Server+) – 0 delivery days.
• Network Security (KM3 Exam) – 14 delivery days.
• Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded a L4 Apprenticeship in Network Engineering.
• In addition, you can also take additional vendor or professional qualifications (to be agreed with your learning coach), such as:
 Network+
 Server+
 Security+

Delivery will include 1 day every other week within the academy.

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend your local academy for 28 days of structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 4, Software Developer apprenticeship.

The qualification will consist of:
• Knowledge Module 1 – BCS Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies.
• Knowledge Module 2 – BCS Level 4 Diploma in Software Languages.

You will develop skills in an appropriate programming language or development technology, such as Oracle JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL or Microsoft C#.

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA Professional Competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.

*Knowledge Modules are specified by the British Computer Society (BCS).

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend your local academy for 16 days of training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3, Software Development Technician apprenticeship.

The qualification will consist of:
• Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if applicable).
• Knowledge Module 1 – Software Development Methodologies Part 1 (Introduction).
• Knowledge Module 2 – Programming Part 1 (Introduction).
• Knowledge Module 1 – Software Development Methodologies Part 2 (Plus Exam).
• Knowledge Module 2 – Programming Part 2 (Plus Exam).

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will be awarded BCS accredited Knowledge Modules covering the following topics: Software Development Context, Methodologies and Programming. You will also be eligible to apply for entry onto the register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA L3 Professional Competence.

*Knowledge Modules are specified by the British Computer Society (BCS)

The Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship programme is designed to equip you with the communication and motivational skills needed to improve operational efficiency. You will be supported by experienced management experts who will coach you to achieve the knowledge and skills you can apply in a business environment.

The apprenticeship will include:
• A blended learning approach with regards to training, such as:
 Face to face
 Masterclasses
 Online content
 Coaching within the workplace
• A completed portfolio to showcase your work to demonstrate skills and knowledge gained.
Our L2 Trowel occupations qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop as a bricklayer in the construction industry. You will learn a range of skills from building walls for new homes and developments, and repair and refurbish walls on existing homes and restoration projects. You will erect masonry structures and cladding in a variety of contexts and learn to work safely as part of a team.

This is a 12-month qualification that consists the L2 NVQ in Trowel Occupations (Construction) and L2 Diploma in Bricklaying.

You will cover topics allowing you to support your business needs by learning how to understand general health, safety and welfare in the workplace, how to conform to productive working practices in the workplace and how to move, handle and store resources in the workplace.

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend your academy for up to 12 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a L3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals.
The qualification will consist of:
• Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms.
• L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence.
• L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles.
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable).

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded a City and Guilds L3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals and a L3 Extended Diploma in ICT (Systems & Principles).

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend your local academy for a day release basis ever week for 46 weeks structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer.

Assessment of the Competence component (Edexcel) will be carried out in the workplace over the full duration of the program. The assessor will visit the apprentices in the workplace at-least once every 6-8 weeks to gather evidence. Your training will consist of:

• Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals (QCF).
• City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma for ICT Professional.
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable).

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded with a City and Guilds L4 Diploma for ICT Professionals and a L4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals.

The Apprentice will work towards a L3 Advanced Apprenticeship for Business and Administration Professionals.

The qualification will consist of:
• Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.
• Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration.
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths & ICT (if applicable).
The Apprentice will work towards a L4 Higher Apprenticeship for Business and Administration.

The qualification will consist of:
• High quality mentoring.
• On the job training.
• Modules to suit your role.

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded with an Edexcel L4 Diploma in Business Administration, providing you with the skills, knowledge, experience and qualification to further your career in a profession you are passionate about.

As part of your apprenticeship you will be required to attend your local Academy for up to 22 days over the course of the year. There will be two days at the start of the course, followed by approximately one day every two to three weeks for the duration of the programme. Content will be delivered within the academy, and then the remainder of the training will be completed in the workplace.

The qualification gained from this apprenticeship will be:

• Level 4 Diploma in Digital Marketing
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable)

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded with a City and Guilds L4 Diploma in Digital Marketing and will successfully be able to create marketing plans, analyse data and create leads. Following successful completion of this programme, you can apply to the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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