Job Summary
  • Salary
    £127.50 (per week)
  • Location
    Derby, Derbyshire
  • Sector
    Accounting Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    18th December 2016
  • Employer Name
    M.J. Shapcott & Co Limited
  • Distance from acadmey
    • 2.8 Miles
    • 10 Minutes
  • Address
    Stanier Way, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6BF, United Kingdom

Job Description

A fantastic place to start your Accounts Career. If you are looking to complete your AAT and grow with an exciting business, then this is your opportunity. City based with easy travel routes this is a great way to start your accounts journey

We currently have opportunities in our expanding Accounts and Business Services departments for a Trainee Accounts Clerk/Bookkeeper.

We are looking for candidates with good GCSE’s or A levels (grades B or above at GCSE including Maths and English or C’s and above at AS/A level) to train and study towards the AAT qualification as part of a modern apprenticeship.  The AAT qualification will be completed by day release.  In house training will include practical experience of payroll, all aspects of bookkeeping, VAT and accounts preparation to ensure good all round knowledge.

The successful candidate will be motivated, have good interpersonal skills, good IT skills and have a desire and commitment to qualify as an AAT and work within the accountancy profession.

The Role will provide training in the following areas:

  • Preparation and completion of Annual Accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies.
  • Completion of Corporation Tax Computations (CT600s).
  • Assisting with client bookkeeping and VAT Returns.
  • Payroll preparation.
  • Other ad hoc work.

What can you expect:

  • Salary based on qualifications and experience.
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Paid overtime, TOIL and flexitime available.
  • Company Pension Available.
  • For those wanting to progress their career further a structured training programme and study support is available for AAT, ACCA and ACA qualifications.

Is this the opportunity for you?

Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm 37.5 hours per week


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

Computer Literate
Great Initiative

Personal Qualities

Positive attitude to work
Motivated to succeed

Future Prospects

Progression onto Level 4 and a full time role

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Accountancy Academy in Derby on a day release basis, the remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.

You will work to achieve the highly recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification and receive MAAT (Member of Association of Accounting Technicians) status.

You will be learning about all aspects of Accounting and learning new skills related to how businesses work. On the Apprenticeship there will be a good mixture of hands-on practical work and written work.

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)