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University or College Not Adding Up?

Become a qualified accountant without going to university with an accounting apprenticeship. 

By combining the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications with Babington’s apprenticeship programme, you can take your accountancy experience to the next level.

Find out about accounting vacancies available in your area by completing the form above.


Choosing your accounting apprenticeship

Learn what level would be suitable for you.

Level 2
Foundation Certificate

Level 3
Advanced Diploma

Level 4
Professional Diploma

Level 4
Professional Services

The accounting apprenticeship will give you a day to day taste of what a career as an accountant will involve, providing you with a chance for continued progression through to chartered status.

Despite being in training, you will get involved with a range of tasks including raising purchase orders, coding, and filing invoices. The certificate in accounting is split into three levels: Foundation, Advanced, and Professional.

As you move onto the higher levels, you will take on more responsibilities such as evaluating a business’s financial performance, and providing critical information to the rest of the business.

As well as gaining an AAT qualification, you can also work towards functional skills qualifications in maths and English if needed, supplied by Babington’s expert tutors.

These qualifications usually last 12 months, however the length of time will depend on the course, the ability of the individual, and the employer’s requirements.

What is AAT?

An internationally recognised qualification, AAT is the go-to route if you want to start an accounting career. Whether you wish to start earning within a business straight away, want to continue your chartered studies, or set up your own practice, it all starts here.

The AAT qualification and accounting apprenticeship will ensure you are work-ready for an in-demand role, and employers in all industries will be on the lookout for someone like you to drive the finances of their business.

To find out more about becoming an accounting apprentice, get in touch with us below, or speak to our advisors on 01332 613688.

Want in? Here’s our top 3 accounting vacancies:

Opportunities in Birmingham

Babington’s ‘outstanding’ accountancy level 2 programme has begun at our new centre in the heart of Birmingham.

Are you looking to start your career in accounts within Birmingham?

Babington’s ‘outstanding’ accountancy level 2 programme is starting on the 28th of April at our centre in the heart of Birmingham.

Our apprenticeships are excellent opportunities to earn while you learn, achieve a nationally recognised qualification, and get your foot in the door with supportive and prestigious employers.

We are offering wonderful opportunities with a host of Birmingham’s top employers, including Purplebricks, Premier Support Services, and NA Accountants.

Babington Group are a leading provider within Accountancy apprenticeships in the UK – with ‘Outstanding’ ratings from Ofsted and excellent reviews from the AAT based upon our support and training.

Click apply and we will get in touch to help you find an opportunity to suit you. Or, you can visit us to sign up and get career advice at our Birmingham centre at 100 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AE.


Here’s what our learners said…

‘I’d recommend the AAT training through apprenticeship route to any young budding Accountant. With the support of my employer I was able to earn and learn at the same time rather than coming out of University with debt and no guarantee of a job at the end of it.’

– Daniel Inglis, WorldSkill show Gold medal winner.


‘Babington have strengthened me because they have given me an opportunity. An opportunity is the most valuable thing in life – in my opinion. They help anyone from some leaving school, to someone else who wants a career change. I feel like I finally have a path in life and that I’m not doing a job for the sake of earning some money, but because I enjoy it. Babington has helped me to do this.’

– Lily O’Brien, AAT Level 2 Apprentice

Boffix Ltd in Derby

Boffix Ltd is offering an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in the finance team, and earn while you learn.

Boffix Ltd is offering an excellent opportunity to work in the finance team, developing a range of accounting skills and earning while learning.


The Role

Some of the key duties in this finance apprenticeship will include:

  • Assisting the Finance Manager in all finance related matters, including high levels of finance administration.
  • Updating records onto a database and developing reporting tools
  • Book keeping for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies and other Organisations for a range of industry types that vary in size.
  • Preparation of VAT Returns and dealing with associated VAT work.
  • Payroll preparation for a range of clients.
  • Working with the other colleagues to ensure all tasks are closed off on all projects at the end of each working day


The Person

We are looking for a professional and eager individual who has excellent communication skills, including strong telephone confidence. You should be proactive, flexible, and well organised to prioritise your workload effectively, and will be able to work in a fast pace developing environment.

Requirements also include maths and English GCSE grade C or above with ideally some experience of working in accounts.


The Rewards

This is a 12-month apprenticeship where you will earn £153.75 a week, and will also achieve a Level 2 AAT accountancy qualification.

Our key objective during this apprenticeship is to maximise your potential and for you to secure a permanent role with Boffix. You may also be able to complete higher level qualifications after finishing the apprenticeship.


This is an excellent chance to join a brilliant growing company – apply today!

DPC Accountants in Stoke

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and thriving company that offers a varied and exciting accounting role.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and thriving company that offers a varied and exciting accounting role.

DPC Accountants are on the lookout for a talented individual with a keen eye for detail and flair for accounts to join their team as an apprentice accounts assistant.


The Role

We have continued to expand and now have two vacancies within the accounts department for bookkeepers who will be responsible for the following:

  • Operation of Sage Line 50 operating the sales, purchase ledgers, together with reconciling bank accounts
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • End of year processes in preparation of Statutory Accounts from Sage Line 50 data
  • Direct client interaction including client facing meeting to resolve all bookkeeping and Vat queries


The Person

We are looking for a reliable and energetic individual, with solid time keeping skills, a smart appearance, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Most importantly, you should be eager to develop your skills within accountancy and finance, and will display excellent timework skills to learn from your team.

Requirements include grades A-C GCSE in maths and English.


The Rewards

This is a 12-month apprenticeship where you will earn £115.50 a week, and will also achieve a Level 2 AAT accountancy qualification.

DPC pride themselves on developing our apprentices career prospects, and organically growing your potential within our company.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity for career development – click apply today!

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