UNW have an exciting opportunity for an AAT Apprentice to join our busy Audit team in a successful and rapidly growing professional services firm.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification is the perfect start if you’re looking to study for a professional qualification in accounting.

The apprenticeship programme takes between two to three years to complete and you’ll learn both practical and technical skills to equip you for a future in business.  

UNW’s apprenticeship scheme is the perfect platform to launch your career in accounting, aiding your personal and professional development and enabling you to gain experiences that will stay with you throughout your working life.  Working towards your AAT Levels 3 and 4 qualifications, you will gain vital experience and work on a variety of projects across our Audit department.  At the end of the programme, you will have completed a Level 4 apprenticeship (Professional Accounting Technician).

The scheme consists of first-class on-the-job training, coupled with both classroom-based training and remote-learning with one of our chosen training providers in Newcastle (currently Kaplan and BPP).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a covering letter which includes the job title and department named above, along with your CV, GCSE and A Level results to apprentice@unw.co.uk

Key Responsibilities   

  • Learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping
  • Preparation of simple accounts from client records
  • Provide administrative support for members of the audit department (as part of audit work)
  • Collate, check and analyse spreadsheet data
  • Learn how to document financial control systems
  • Work with audit teams during external audit of client companies

Skills Required

  • Attention to detail
  • Team working
  • Able to analyse data/information
  • Good IT skills are essential and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including a good understanding of Excel would be an advantage
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills


  • Minimum grade B or 6 GCSEs in Maths and English Language
  • Minimum 9 GCSEs at grade C or 5
  • Expected strong A level passes – minimum 3 A levels grade B or higher

Future Prospects

At the end of the three-year programme it is hoped that, in addition to gaining significant experience through day to day work at UNW, each student will have earned the AAT Levels 3 and 4 qualifications and would wish to progress to a further professional qualification to become a Chartered Accountant or Certified Accountant.

UNW currently provides support for students studying for these qualifications and, subject to satisfactory performance on the initial Apprenticeship Programme and demonstrating commitment towards the next qualification.