General Information

  • Apprenticeship lasts 1-3 years.
  • Training is completed largely in the workplace and through day-release.
  • As well as a vocational qualification, the Apprenticeship may also provide the opportunity to undertake further qualifications and attend a residential course. Functional skills in English and Maths may be required.
  • Apprentices must complete 20% off job training.
  • Most successful applicants will start their training at level 2 and are able to progress to Levels 3 and 4 subject to job role and competency.
  • Apprenticeships offer a debt free, direct route into employment.
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Main Components

  • AAT accredited
  • Foundation level to Accounting Certificate
  • Basic accounting principles and techniques
  • Ideal if new to finance
  • Units & Synoptic Assessments
  • End Point Assessment

Main Components

  • AAT Accredited Diploma in Accounting
  • Technical training in accounting across a range of complex accounting tasks
  • Ideal for progression from entry level or developing from existing workplace knowledge
  • Units & Synoptic Assessments
  • End Point Assessment

Main Components

  • AAT Accredited Professional Diploma
  • Professional status qualification
  • Specialisms in areas such as Tax, Credit Control and Auditing
  • Units & Synoptic Assessments
  • End Point Assessment

Career Options

  • Finance Controller
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Credit controller


Top benefits for applying

  • Gain an industry recognised, professional qualification through the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) at foundation level through to degree level.
  • Stay ahead of graduates with an Accountancy Apprenticeship, you will qualify faster than if you had gone to university and with no student debt!
  • Working alongside finance professionals you will qualify with a well rounded set of skills, experience and qualifications that will make you a highly sought after employee.

Entry requirements

  • Good GCSE grades (Grade 4 or above in Maths and English) or equivalent are required.
  • Commitment, determination and enthusiasm!


  • Apply to HWGTA by carefully completing our application form.
  • All applicants undergo assessment and interviews.
  • Recruitment is between February and July (levels 2 & 3), to start an Apprenticeship during September. The AAT level 4 programme starts in January with a duration of 18 months.
  • Companies make the final recruitment decision and all Apprenticeship places are employed positions.

Employer Story

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Nicola Mason
Practice Manager at Acre Accountancy

When our company wanted to start offering Accountancy Apprenticeships in 2016, we approached HWGTA because of their excellent reputation.  Their professional approach through each step of the recruiting process is outstanding and all the staff are very supportive and friendly.

Apprentices are monitored on a regular monthly basis and the training received is of a very high standard which is evident in our apprentices’ exceptional exam results.  HWGTA really do look after both the apprentice and the employer.  Would highly recommend.

Nicola Mason

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