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Accounting & Finance


176-178 Pontefract Road Barnsley S72 8BE


£172 per week

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Thornton’s Accountants are looking to recruit a full-time Accounts Assistant Apprentice to work at their Cudworth / Barnsley office. You will work towards a Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • On a day to day basis you will be involved with everything from:

      • Completing self-employed and company accounts
      • Drafting personal and company tax returns
      • VAT and payroll
      • The list of responsibilities is varied so this will be a great opportunity for the right person to become part of a busy accounts team

 Desired skills

  • Numerate and Literate 
  • IT skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Keen to pursue a career in Accountancy 
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Good attitude to learn
  • Good work ethics
  • Smart and presentable
  • Takes pride in their work 
  • Good attention to detail

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Programme details

Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • L2 AAT 
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

The apprenticeship standard consists of core knowledge, skills & behaviours. This is typically a 12-15-month apprenticeship which is delivered in partnership with the employer in the workplace. 

Examples of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours covered can be seen below: 


  • General business 
  • Understanding your organisation 
  • Accounting systems and processes 
  • Basic accounting 
  • Ethical standards 


  • Attention to detail 
  • Communication 
  • Uses systems and processes 
  • Personal effectiveness 


  • Teamwork 
  • Personal development 
  • Professionalism 
  • Customer focus 

Apprenticeship standards require apprentices to participate in a minimum of 20% off the job training during paid working hours, this will include time spent studying with the training provider and workplace training. 

Apprenticeship standards are assessed through an end point assessment (EPA), the EPA commences once the apprentice, employer and tutor all agree that the apprentice is ready and consists of 3 elements: 

  1. Synoptic end test 
  2. Portfolio 
  3. Reflective discussion 

The apprenticeship outcome will be graded as a pass, merit, or distinction.

Number of vacancies: 1

Salary: £172 per week 

Weekly Hours: 

  • Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00, with a 30-minute lunch break.
  • Total hours per week: 40.00


Excellent opportunity of employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.  You'll get the chance to grow with Thornton’s. In-fact they really want you to progress and will do all they can to help you.

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