Apprentice Accounts Assistant.

Lookers PLC Colchester

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 2 apprenticeship with Lookers PLC and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Accountancy

  • GMFJ Reference
    131080
  • Wages
    £4.15 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    06/05/2021
  • Start Date
    25/05/2021

  • Location
    Colchester
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Lookers PLC

Description of Opportunity

As a new Apprentice Accounts Administrator with Lookers, you can expect to learn the importance of effective communications with colleagues, internal customers and management teams, ensuring a high level of customer service is provided. You will learn how to work accurately with surrounding accounts teams, maintaining a professional approach to accounts at all times. You will also learn how to invoice and how to follow payment procedures effectively and efficiently. Within the role, you will be taught how to process paperwork in a timely and accurate manner, maintaining your own diary commitments and following instructions clearly. We encourage the open exchange of ideas and options and would like to see the successful candidate adapt a positive, contractive and professional approach.


We will also expect you to undertake general administration of accounts and systems, learning how to manage cashflow and banking administration. Some day to day duties within this role includes:

  • General admin and accountancy work
  • Training of purchase ledger
  • Training on sales ledger and accounts postings
  • Cashflow and banking learning

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0151 202 0542 (Ref ID: 131080)

  • Basic IT skills – Microsoft/Excel, Able to use scanner/printer, Able to use email, Willingness to learn Lookers systems
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • GCSE's A-C (9-4) Including Maths and English

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.

This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.

To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment


The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes, General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.

  • To be part of a team
  • Conscientious
  • Outgoing/passionate
  • Approachable
  • Methodical
  • Ambitious/focused
  • Organised
  • Interested in admin and accounts
  • Engaged
  • Professionalism
  • To progress into an accounts career, Lookers will provide the necessary courses (AAT) to help enable future development.
Benefits Include: 23 days holiday per year – Increasing with length of service Pension info discussed once started Parking available Lookers Benefits Package: We recognise the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people so we offer an industry leading benefits package. This includes: competitive salaries, enhanced holiday entitlement that increases with length of service eligibility to join one of our car scheme, critical illness cover after 2 years and enhanced paid maternity leave for women. Some other benefits include a company car depending upon role, additional earning potential through commission and bonus scheme, discounted eye care, the cycle to work scheme and the all new employee tech scheme. Specifically to the Lookers Ford Division, we are partnered up with the Henry Ford Academy providing in house training courses, online platforms and career development as standard practise. The training is available for all Ford employees and can be discussed upon starting with the Divisional HR Manager and Divisional Training Co-ordinator

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