Our accounts trainers have all worked in-house or in private practice so we understand what employers are looking to achieve as well as the jobs carried out by apprentices.

Jennifer Bennett | Trainer (Accounts)

Accounts apprenticeships are designed for people who work in accounts positions or have an active finance and accounting aspect to their role. Whilst being well suited to those employed by firms of accountants, there are a variety of jobs that accounts apprentices either do or are working towards, including:

  • Accounts Junior
  • Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Purchase Ledger Senior
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Assistant Accountant

Damar's accounts apprentices work in a wide range of sectors in addition to accountancy, such as: law, healthcare, financial services, education, property, media, manufacturing and distribution.

The apprenticeship pathway for accounts, which includes the Association of Accounting Technicians' accounting qualifications, leads to full membership of the AAT from which students can progress to chartered accountant status.

The intermediate apprenticeship (Foundation AAT) is suitable for people who are new to accounts or have not previously completed an accounts qualification. 

The advanced apprenticeship (Intermediate AAT) is suitable for staff who are progressing from the foundation award or an equivalent qualification.The intermediate and advanced apprenticeships prepare students for junior and entry level roles, offering a solid foundation in finance administration.

The higher apprenticeship (AAT Technician). Following completion of the advanced apprenticeship you may be able to progress to a higher apprenticeship in accounts which includes full AAT membership, including the right to use the letters MAAT after your name. Full members of the AAT work in a wide range of semi-senior positions.

What you learn will depend on your job. In all cases you will complete:

Functional skills in English and maths (not required for the higher apprenticeship). If students have not already obtained good GCSEs in maths and English, there will be the opportunity to take Functional Skills examinations in maths and English. Functional Skills are designed to ensure students have the relevant literacy and numeracy skills required for day-to-day office duties.

An AAT Certificate or Diploma. This is designed to develop and assess your competence in your job role. It is completed by attending two full day sessions at our centre each month in addition to individual support from your Damar trainer in the workplace.

You can find out more about our accountancy apprenticeships here

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