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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

On our Association Of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Apprenticeship, you’ll provide day-to-day data analysis support while also learning accounting skills on the job.

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

  • Management accounting
  • Financial administration
  • Analysing the cost 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 career. Our finance and support teams are based in Sheffield, so the apprentice positions are exclusive to our Sheffield office.

You’ll earn a starting salary of £16,289 (£18,928 in London) and get a range of employee benefits too.

Who’s It For?

If you’re an analytical thinker who feels confident with numbers, then an AAT apprenticeship could be perfect for you. The apprenticeship is suitable for both school leavers and anyone who’s looking for a change of career.

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 at Irwin Mitchell 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.

See more info about 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 Get?

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

What Are The Entry Requirements?

You’ll need five 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.

What Can I Do Apprenticeship?

If you do well and want to continue studying, you could move on to a Level 3 Accounting and Finance Apprenticeship. This could lead you to becoming a fully-qualified chartered accountant without needing 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.

Awards & Accreditations

We're proud to have our hard work recognised by leading industry organisations, both as a law firm and as an employer.