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Apprentice Accounts Technician

Welsh Government
PML Accountants 56a Station Road Port Talbot SA13 1LZ
£15,000 per year
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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Sales / Customer Service
Consulting & Business Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Client bookkeeping
Accounts preparation: liaising with clients to gather their books and records, data input, data analysing,
Preparing VAT returns
Receptionist and answering any client queries via phone or email
Working on accounting software and excel to prepare accounts.

Additional information

This is definitely an opportunity to begin a career in the accountancy industry with the opportunity to advance within the organisation. On completion of the foundation level we expect the apprentice to progress to the next level of the AAT qualification to gain the technical knowledge which will be needed to support practical experience.



A desire to improve and develop within our organisation. We have ambitions to grow and are looking for like-minded individuals. Applicants must be presentable, possess good communication skills, be computer literate and be eager to utilise the cutting edge of ever developing technology. The ability to focus on tasks is a requirement in a career in accountancy. Candidates should have an inquisitive mind and be able to apply analytical thinking to arrive at conclusions from a set of data. A good work ethic is essential.


GCSE grades C and above in Maths and English


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

AAT Foundation

About the employer

PML Accountants 56a Station Road

Port Talbot
SA13 1LZ

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

At the firm's offices


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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