Apprenticeships in Wales

Apprenticeships aren't just for school leavers

Many people think apprenticeships in Wales are mainly for school leavers, but that’s not the case. They’re open to anyone aged 16 or older and not in full-time education. There's no upper age limit: mature apprenticeships are increasingly popular for those looking to change career.

AAT is the most popular apprenticeship pathway in the accountancy sector.

Study for an apprenticeship in accounting with AAT and learn unique skills, like managing a company’s money and securing business deals. Everything you learn will help you thrive in the workplace.

Our highly established, industry-recognised accounting qualifications cover three different levels of skills and knowledge. Typical job roles and salary expectations vary according to the level of qualification.

Apprenticeship frameworks and qualification details
Foundation Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Foundation Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Ideal for school leavers or those aspiring to or currently working in roles including accounts assistant, cashier, credit control clerk, finance assistant, purchase ledger clerk or sales ledger clerk.

What an apprenticeship is

An apprenticeship in accounting is for those aged 16 or over and resident in Wales. And, when you study an AAT qualification as part of your apprenticeship, you’ll gain an industry-recognised qualification, along with the practical skills, knowledge and experience that are invaluable to employers.

So whichever industry you decide to work in, an apprenticeship in accounting can get you there.

For anyone who is interested in doing an AAT apprenticeship I would say – go for it! It’s provided me with not only the hands-on experience that every employer wants to see on a candidate’s CV, but also the knowledge and skills to thrive in any environment.
Jordan Harley, Finance Officer, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

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