Looking for the highest standard of enthusiastic and reliable young people to strengthen your business? Employ an Accountancy Apprentice today!

At 3aaa we work with a range of passionate young people who are keen to make a head start in their Accountancy careers. Our Accountancy Apprentices are given intensive employer lead training using vast industry knowledge that is needed to ensure that they become a valuable asset to your business within various accounting roles.

We also offer the flexibility within the programme to ensure that you can mould your Apprentices in exactly the way that you choose.

key facts

the figures that matter to you

  • £3.40per hourMinimum Apprentice Wage
  • 30hours p/weekMinimum hours p/week*
  • 2years maxCourse Length**
  • 90%success ratefor 3aaa Apprentices
* A minimum of 30 hours per week with a maximum of 40 hours per week.
**A maximum of 2 years for Level 3 progression onto Level 4.
A maximum of 12 months if it is decided that the Apprentice will only do Level 3.

technical details

the important stuff

Course Name, Details and Length:
  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy
  • A maximum of 2 years for Level 3 progression onto Level 4. A minimum of 12 months if it decided that the Apprentice will only do Level 3.
  • Your Apprentice will be required to attend the 3aaa Training Academy for an intensive 3 day block study at the start of training. This is followed by attendance at the Academy on day release every month, for the next 10 months of the Apprenticeship.

Your Apprentice will work towards:
  • Level 3 in AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy
  • Level 2 Bookkeeping introduction
What skills will your Apprentice gain?

The AAT Programme

At the start of the programme your Apprentice will complete the Level 2 Bookkeeping introduction course or the Level AAT Level 2 qualification. This will ensure that they have the relevant skills and prepare them for the start of their main AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accountancy when they start their Apprenticeship.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy

As well as working with you and learning valuable industry skills and knowledge, your Apprentice will also work towards the internationally recognised AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy. They will attend your Academy on a weekly day release with their remaining time being spent in the work place.
Your Apprentice will complete the following units:
  • Accounts preparation
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Professional ethics
  • Indirect tax
  • Spreadsheets software
Your Apprentice will learn these skills...
  • Understanding fixed assets including purchase, depreciation and disposal
  • Learning profit and loss and balance sheets for sole traders and partnerships
  • Understanding the principles of VAT
  • Understanding ethical behaviour in the workplace and accountancy practice
  • Learning spreadsheets, software and data analysis tools and techniques
  • Management accountancy reports and costing mechanisms

did you know?

  • 96% of Employers report that taking on an Apprentice benefits their business.
  • Research states that 81% of consumers would prefer to use a company that employs Apprentices.
  • 88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce

ofsted outstanding

What ofsted said?

“The 3aaa teams are extremely successful in matching Apprentices to employers and as a result, retention, success and progression from programmes is very high.” Ofsted November 2014

level 4 progression

don't stop at level 3

Once your Apprentice has completed their Level 3 qualification, they will then have a great opportunity to further develop their skills and progress onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Just like the Level 3 qualification, this is a 12 month programme which involves them attending the Academy on a weekly day release basis with the remaining time being spent with you and your team.

Within this advanced Level 4 qualification your Apprentice will complete the following 4 modules:

Financial statements


Financial performance

Internal control and accountancy systems

Both of our AAT Accountancy programmes offer your Apprentice an excellent head start in their Accountancy careers.

With 3aaa your Apprentice will complete their Level 3 and 4 Apprenticeships within our Academy and the workplace and be fully qualified for industry in just 2 years. With the alternative route of Sixth Form and University, the same qualification will take 5 years to complete.

Potential career path...
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

Please speak to a member of the 3aaa team to discuss your progression.

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