Our accounts trainers have all worked in-house or in private practice so we understand what employers are looking to achieve as well as the jobs carried out by apprentices.

Alec Maryan | Trainer, Accounts

Accounts apprenticeships are designed for people who work in accounts positions or have an active finance and accounting aspect to their role. They include the AAT qualifications and can be a stepping stone to progression to higher accountancy qualifications.

If you are a firm of accountants or you have an in-house accounts team, we can help you recruit and train enthusiastic, talented young people. They will support more experienced staff and provide a succession plan for the future. Our delivery is flexible - your apprentice can start at any time during the year. All we ask is that they attend training sessions at our centre in Stockport, usually a couple of days a month. 

Whilst being well suited to those employed by firms of accountants, there are a variety of jobs that accounts apprentices either do or are working towards, including:

  • Accounts assistant
  • Purchase ledger clerk
  • Sales ledger clerk
  • Banking clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Administration assistant in an accounts department
  • Office Manager

Damar's Accounts Apprentices work in a wide range of sectors in addition to accountancy, such as: law, healthcare, financial services, education, property, media, manufacturing and distribution.

The apprenticeship pathway for accounts, which includes the Association of Accounting Technicians' accounting qualifications, leads to full membership of the AAT from which students can progress to chartered accountant status.

The Intermediate Apprenticeship (Foundation AAT) is suitable for people who are new to accounts or have not previously completed an accounts qualification.

The Advanced Apprenticeship ( (Intermediate AAT) is suitable for staff who are progressing from the foundation award or an equivalent qualification.

The Higher Apprenticeship (AAT Technician). Following completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship students may be able to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship in Accounts which includes full AAT membership. Full members of the AAT work in a wide range of senior financial and managerial positions.

What students learn will depend on their job. In all cases they will complete:

Functional skills in English, maths and IT (not required for the Higher Apprenticeship). Unlike school exams, these are designed to ensure that students have the skills in maths, English and IT that are needed at work.

An AAT Certificate or Diploma. This is designed to develop and assess competence in the job role. It is completed by attending two full day sessions at our centre each month in addition to individual support from a Damar trainer in the workplace.

You can find out more about our accountancy apprenticeships here.

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