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We are looking to recruit a finance apprentice to join our friendly finance risk and procurement team based in Sheffield. The team deals with a wide range of finance and accounting work for the organisation.
Given the nature of the role, we will be working with Damar, the training provider who will provide full study support for this Level 3 Accounts Assistant apprenticeship. This is an apprenticeship opportunity and following completion, you will obtain the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting as well as the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship badge of honour. You can find more information on the apprenticeship via this link Accounting Apprenticeships - Damar Training.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen to progress their career specifically within the finance and accounting arena.
As part of the finance, risk and procurement Team, the successful candidates will gain unique exposure to a high volume, fast paced, central support function. The apprenticeship will include rotation through various Finance teams to provide experience and training in different disciplines, all supporting the service to the business, including data entry, reporting, sales ledger processing, purchase ledger processing, financial controls, bank reconciliations and regulatory reporting.
This will include, but not limited to:
Under the supervision of Team Leaders
What you’ll be doing
Who is it for?
This is a 24-month apprenticeship perfect for anyone who wants to gain hands-on experience at the UK’s largest full-service law firm.
This apprenticeship is a good alternative to university, as it gives you the chance to earn while you learn. It also helps you to work towards the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, helping to develop your career from day one.
What will I study?
The training and development part of the apprenticeship is delivered by our apprenticeship training provider Damar Learning via distance learning and through interaction with a dedicated coach assigned to you throughout the programme. The modules you study will link to the client service area in which you undertake your apprenticeship.
View more information on what you’ll study and the work you’ll do as part of your apprenticeship on the Damar Learning website.
What are the entry requirements?
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C or 9 to 4 (or equivalent), including Maths and English. You’ll also need at least 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies) in order to meet the minimum academic requirements needed to complete this apprenticeship.
If you have a law degree, you are unable to apply for this apprenticeship however you could apply for a Training Contract with us. Visit our Early Careers Recruitment website for more information.
What happens after the apprenticeship?
When you finish your apprenticeship, you will obtain the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting as well as the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship badge of honour. There will be an opportunity to be considered for permanency or to apply for alternative roles within Irwin Mitchell.
What We Can Offer You
Our apprentices receive a full benefits package including:
We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture.
As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.
The background checks made will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken. The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.
Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.
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