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Applications are now open for the Carfulan Group Accountancy Apprenticeship

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The Carfulan Group has announced that applications are now open for an Apprentice Accounts Assistant to join its team. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to begin a career in finance and accounting, with the chance to earn an AAT Level 3 qualification and gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

As a leading provider of the most advanced manufacturing technologies in the world, the Carfulan Group is at the forefront of the UK’s engineering industry and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced professionals in the field.

The role: 

The Carfulan Group are looking to add an Apprentice Accounts Assistant to join the dynamic and fast-paced Finance team. Reporting to the Group Finance & Operations Manager, the successful candidates duties will include:

  • Purchase ledger – checking and inputting invoices to Xero.
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations, posting inward and outward transactions.
  • Sales ledger – maintenance and credit control; ensuring that queries are resolved.
  • Assistance in the preparation of draft management accounts, including month end journal.
  • Processing of expenses and business mileage logs
  • Working alongside the purchasing department and providing cover when needed.
  • Supporting the department with any other administration tasks to ensure smooth running of business.
The desirable candidate will have good attention to detail, problem solving skills, analytical skills, team working abilities, customer service skills, confident Microsoft user, written & verbal communication skills, knowledge of excel, financial and commercial awareness and an ability to multi-task. 

The training you will receive:

You will be supported by EMA Training to complete an assistant accountant AAT Level 3 programme.

Your training will be delivered face to face from our Hub in the centre of Derby City Centre.

You will receive expert classroom sessions from experienced trainers and be guided through your portfolio and end point assessment by your own 121 mentor.

Your will complete your AAT exams following each module completion and the exams will take place at EMA as we are an approved test centre.

By the end you will gain an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.


Upon completing AAT Level 3, further studies/qualifications will be considered by the company, should the candidate express a desire to further develop their skills. Apprentices also receive in-house development, with internal promotions and progression also available.

The job specifications: 

  • Possible start date: 30th April 2024
  • Expected duration: 17 months
  • Annual wage: £16,000 (with a yearly bonus, 25 days holiday + bank holidays and a extra day off for the Christmas party)
  • Working hours: 37.5 hours a week
  • Training provider: EMA Training Ltd 
  • Essential Requirements: GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English or equivalent (Grade 4/C/Pass)

Why choose the Carfulan Group? 

The Carfulan Group is made up of a team of engineering experts based in Derby, East Midlands. Specialising in providing the most advanced manufacturing technologies available.

The Carfulan Group of companies offer precision, performance and perfection for your manufacturing processes, through multi sensor metrology, 3D printing, tool presetting and shaft measurement. From initial design through to project completion, the Carfulan Group supplies only the very best cutting-edge technology to enable manufacturers to design more freely, manufacture more efficiently, and measure parts to ensure accuracy to the finest detail.

It’s through genuine partnership and open-mindedness that we can achieve remarkable things. By combining your team’s unique strengths with our collective expertise, we transform ideas into tangible results.

Based in Foston near Derby, the Carfulan Group’s most important asset is its people with 80% of the loyal and skilled workforce hailing from the Derbyshire area, offering unrivalled engineering expertise to help businesses improve production performance.

The closing date for applications is the 25th April 2024. To find out more, visit the Government website by clicking the link below: 


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