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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

Manufacturing Apprentice

BERGER CLOSURES LTD
5 DOXFORD DRIVE, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RL
Posted
Berger Closures are looking for an apprentice who is hardworking, committed and motivated. The role will involve working in production on a welding machine, and also cleaning and maintaining the machine. The is the opportunity for progression within the company for the right candidate.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College

Administrator Apprentice Quality Assurance Department

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Quality Assurance team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for a QA Admin Apprentice who will support the QA department in the general administration duties.
Course Route
Business and administration
Start date
Duration
18 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Advanced
Provider
East Durham College

Receptionist / Administration Apprenticeship

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Administration team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for an Admin Apprentice who will support the Admin Assistant in the general reception and office duties.
Course Route
Sales, marketing and procurement
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College