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Accountancy Apprenticeships

Looking for an Accountancy apprenticeship in Kent? Earn while you learn at Midkent College. 

Achieve professional AAT qualifications and develop on-the-job skills with an Accountancy apprenticeship in the Kent and Medway areas. We work with local employers to ensure that you learn the well-rounded set of skills and experience you need to be an ideal candidate for any employer. Typically, you’ll study one day a week in College, and your remaining four days a week in your workplace. 

Kent’s economy is growing, and as all businesses require financial management, the demand for accountants will increase. You have the option to become self-employed, work for a local or national accountancy firm or within a large organisation as part of their finance team. 

What will I learn?

You will develop skills in key figure analysis, accounts preparation, budget management, financial forecasting, reporting and professional ethics. 

Taught by experienced industry professionals, the lessons are a great combination of theory and practical work. You’ll need to have a good head for numbers, be organised and able to communicate well (both verbally and in writing).

During your apprenticeship, you'll also develop your English, maths and ICT skills. 

We also offer an advanced apprenticeship, with the opportunity to take your studies further and specialise.

How will I be assessed?

Your dedicated training officer will assess most of your learning in your workplace. Depending on the level of apprenticeship you complete, you will also complete online supervised exams or assignments, authorised and assessed by AAT.

What will I get from an accountancy apprenticeship?

  • A nationally recognised AAT qualification
  • GCSEs in English and maths (dependent on previous level of qualification)
  • Relevant and applicable industry experience
  • Once fully qualified, chartered accountants can earn on average £26,000-50,000 per year*.

How much do apprentices earn? 

Employers must provide their apprentices with a contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which should include your attendance at College. The National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is £3.70 per hour, but this can be increased at the discretion of your employer. Find out more about the National Minimum Wage here.

What careers are available?

  • Budget analyst
  • Financial trader
  • Banker
  • Tax adviser
  • Risk manager
  • Chartered accountant.

Why choose MidKent College?

An apprenticeship with MidKent College will equip you with all of the skills you need to become a qualified accounting professional. Our apprenticeship advisers can also help you to find an apprenticeship vacancy with a local employer – check out the latest vacancies available now

We work with trusted local accountants to ensure that what you learn on your apprenticeship is relevant, up-to-date and accurate.

Find out more

Apply for local vacancies here.

How much do chartered accountants get paid?

Once fully qualified, chartered accountants can expect to earn £26,000-£50,000 depending on the location.*

Is there demand for accountants?

Yes, accountancy is an industry that promises reliable future job prospects. Finance specialists are a necessity to all businesses, and you’ll learn skills that are transferrable to a wide range of industries and businesses.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

Choose the level of Accountancy apprenticeship that is most appropriate to you from the selection of programmes above. A level 2 apprenticeship is approximately equivalent to GCSE, level 3 to A-level and level 4 to degree level. Select "Apply online", register your email address and then complete the required details.

You’ll need to meet set entry requirements, and we’ll invite you in for an interview, and possibly an assessment, depending on the level. But it’s nothing to worry about! We welcome applicants from those who already have an employer willing to sponsor them, as well as helping those looking for employment.

We also offer Accountancy courses here.

Contact us

Need helping finding an employer or applying for an apprenticeship? Contact our apprenticeship advisers today.

Not sure if an apprenticeship is for you? Contact our careers team today.