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Association Of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Apprenticeship

“Irwin Mitchell stood out as a top law firm with national recognition.”

Tom Branson, Apprentice Client Financial Administrator

If you take up one of our AAT Apprenticeships, you’ll provide day-to-day support analysing financial data while also learning on the job.

You’ll get involved in a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Management accounting
  • Financial administration
  • Analysing costs of our services
  • Preparing income and expenditure reports
  • Quantifying personal injury claims

Our AAT Apprenticeship scheme will give you a great start in building your chosen career. Our finance team and the support teams are based in Sheffield, so the apprentice positions are exclusive to our Sheffield office.

Who Is It For?

If you’re an analytical thinker who feels confident with numbers, then an AAT apprenticeship could be perfect for you. A fantastic first step in your career, this course is a great way to build your skills towards a Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting, while also earning a wage.

What Will I Study?

Your academic learning will be delivered by the AAT and The Sheffield College. The AAT is a professional body that specialises in training for Accounting Technicians.

You’ll spend 4.5 days a week in the workplace, and half a day at The Sheffield College. Your academic learning will cover most aspects of basic accounting, including:

  • Costing
  • Professional ethics
  • Computerised accounting
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance

View more information on what you’ll study and the sort of work you’ll do as part of your apprenticeship on the Sheffield College website.

What Qualification Will I Gain?

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll receive a Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting.

What Are The Entry Requirements?

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C, specifically Maths and English. If using the numbered grading system, this corresponds to 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4. For more information on how these grades are changing, visit the gov.uk website.

What Could I Progress To When I Finish My Apprenticeship?

If you do well and wish to continue studying, you could move on to a Level 3 Accounting and Finance Apprenticeship. This could be a pathway to becoming a fully qualified chartered accountant without the need to go to university.

There are also a number of roles you could progress to in our Sheffield Head Office, including supervisor or team leader.

About Irwin Mitchell

Founded in 1912, Irwin Mitchell has helped over one million clients so far. These include individuals, small businesses, as well as national and international organisations. We currently employ over 2,500 people across 14 offices.

The IMCF (Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation) was set up in 1997 and has so far donated over £1 million to local and national causes. We give all our employees 14 hours a year to use on voluntary work, to give back to our communities.

Why Work For Irwin Mitchell?

Our apprentices receive a full benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Recognition scheme
  • Sports team sponsorship
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Health plan
  • Contributory pension scheme

We pay our apprentices a generous starting salary of £16,289 (£18,928 in London).

We encourage all our people to embody our brand values:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity

Our combination of empathy and legal knowledge is a strength that differentiates us from many other law firms.

We're committed to creating a positive working environment that maximises your potential while promoting work-life balance.

How To Apply

Applications for 2018 Apprenticeships are now closed.

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