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Accountancy

Interested in accountancy, but don't think the traditional university route might be for you? With an apprenticeship in accountancy, you could get your start in this job role.

At East Durham College, we'll be able to help you with finding an accountancy apprenticeship right here in the North East. Firms from across our region are in regular need of accountants, and many will offer accountancy apprenticeships to help train up new accountants.

What Will I Be Doing on an Accountancy Apprenticeship?

The actual type of work you'll be doing may vary depending on the job role you're offered, and the business sector you find yourself working in. Generally an accountant apprentice will work on a variety of financial activities, ranging from a businesses' bills and expenses to the companies' payroll and taxes. Your role may expand or change as you progress further along your apprenticeship.

Your apprenticeship will help you to gain actual, real working experience of being in a businesses' accountancy team. You'll work alongside qualified accountants who will be expected to act as mentors for you - these staff members will train you in the different tasks you'll be doing, with the aim of you working towards a recognised accountancy qualification. At the same time, you'll also be supported by East Durham College, and may be expected to attend the college for further training as and when needed during your apprenticeship.

What Types of Accountancy Apprenticeship are Available?

In accountancy, there are three levels of accountancy available. These are:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) Accountancy Apprenticeship: this qualification is equivalent to a GCSE grade, and could include roles such as accounts assistant/clerk, cashier, finance assistant and sales ledger clerk.
  • Advanced (Level 3) Accountancy Apprenticeship: this higher-level qualification is equivalent to A-levels, and covers roles such as an assistant accountant or trainee accounting technician.
  • Higher Apprenticeship (Levels 4-7)/Degree (Levels 6 and 7) - if you've already got significant experience or high grades at A Levels, you may be eligible for a higher apprenticeship, which can be equivalent to a foundation degree or above. With this qualification, you could move into roles such as an accounts manager or accounts technician after your apprenticeship.

The actual level you'll be able to apply for will depend on your previous qualifications and abilities.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please check out the live Apprenticeship vacancies below that are currently being advertised with some great organisations we are working with.

If you haven’t used the www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk before you must create an account to apply. Creating an account allows you to:

  • apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • track your apprenticeship applications
  • receive alerts about new apprenticeships

To find out more information, please call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 518 5508 or email apprenticeships@eastdurham.ac.uk.

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Latest vacancies

Early Years Apprentice

Edmondsley Primary School
Pelton Community Primary School, Ouston Lane, Chester Le Street DH2 1EZ
Posted
To provide a high standard of care for children attending Pelton Federation EYFS. The successful applicant should be a positive role model and an enthusiastic individual who holds a similar passion for inspiring early years learning. We are looking for a good communicator and someone who has a true desire in wanting to work with children.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
35.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Adult Care Worker Apprentice

SECOND TO NONE CARE LTD
BOWDEN COURT, ST JOHNS ROAD, MEADOWFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, DURHAM DH7 8RE
Posted
If you are a caring compassionate person, Second to None Care want to hear from you. This adult care worker apprenticeship will entail providing day-to-day care for the elderly, ill, disabled, and other people who aren't able to take care of themselves.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
36.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeship

Tots 'R' Us Nursery
STOCKTON ROAD, SEAHAM SR7 8DX
Posted
If you love working with children, look no further! Tots 'R' Us are recruiting an apprentice to work effectively as part of a team, providing care for children, age 2 to 5 years. Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children accessing the nursery.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
15 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE