University isn’t for everyone.
If you are looking for a way to pursue your passions and a career in Accountancy, then applying for one of our high-end trainee Accounting Assistant apprenticeships might be the perfect next step for you.
We want highly motivated and ambitious people to join our growing accountancy firm with offices across the North of England & Scotland. We see our trainees as the future of our firm and offer lots of different training options as your career progresses with us. We have positions available in our Carlisle, Dumfries, Glasgow, Hexham, Kendal, Leeds, Newcastle, Northallerton, Penrith, Skipton and West Cumbria offices.
When you are with Armstrong Watson LLP, you will be welcomed with rewarding work and a supportive learning environment to reach your full potential. We are proud to be recognised as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship employers in the UK and our training programme brings together classroom study and on the job learning as part of our high-end apprenticeship study packages. You will learn a variety of invaluable skills and there will be lots of on the job training to support your development.
You will be supported over a 3 year period where you will gain a sought after accounting qualification and establish a solid foundation for a successful career in Accounting. The AAT role and qualification is mainly focused on preparing accounts, VAT, bookkeeping and accounts reporting. Whereas the ATT role and qualification focuses on Tax Compliance and is initially based in our personal Tax Compliance team. Following completion of the ATT you may be able to internally apply to become a Chartered Tax Advisor where you will complete further qualifications and training. Please submit your application for the role that appeals to you most.
Successful completion of the full AAT qualification (up to Level 4) allows you to internally apply for our ACA Graduate / Trainee Chartered Accountant programme. This will take you through a further 3 years of training and learning, resulting in you qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Our training programmes give you the opportunity to gain globally-recognised qualifications without going to University. If you currently have a Degree, please direct your application to our ACA Graduate / Trainee Chartered Accountant positions.
We want candidates who demonstrate strong communication skills, who are driven to succeed with a can-do positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Recruitment Process & How to Apply
If you think that this is the right opportunity for you and wish to apply, please scroll to the bottom of our advert and click Apply Now, where you will then be asked to complete our simple application form and upload a copy of your updated CV.
All candidates must meet the following criteria points:
Achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s or Scottish National 5’s at Grade 5 or Above (Grade C) and this must include Maths and English Achieved already, or be predicted to achieve a minimum of 3 A Levels or Scottish Highers at Grade C or Above Be at least 18 years of age or over by 31 August 2024 Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 1 April 2024.
Shortly after the above mentioned closing date we will be shortlisting applications based on the criteria set above. If you are successful following the initial application stages, you will be asked to complete an online assessment in order for us to assess your numerical and problem-solving ability.
Should you then be successful following submission of your application and completion of the online assessment stages, you will then be invited to attend one of our Assessment Centres which will be taking place in May and June. The Assessment Centre will include a full competency-based interview, a paper-based exercise and a group task.
Sponsorship Visas - Please note before submitting an application for the above role, we are not a registered employer and therefore are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.
If you have questions, it’s no problem as we’re with you and here to support you along the way. Please contact Aimie Elston (Talent Acquisition Advisor) or Jess Law (Talent Acquisition Co-Ordinator) on the following email address: email@example.com