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Apprenticeships aim to train individuals, preparing them for the real world.

There is a high demand for financial management, all businesses need it, and because of that these apprenticeship programs are the best way for individuals to prepares themselves for roles, working for accountancy firms, or in finance in other organizations, with roles such as sales and purchase ledger clerks, cashiers, assistant accountants and accounts managers.

The Apprenticeship qualification not only is internationally recognized, being based on practical real-life accounting knowledge that professional’s use every day, such as the basics of bookkeeping and costing, but also allows apprentices to gain real-world experience at no cost, while earning a salary.

An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme for individuals who want to gain experience and develop the skills necessary in their chosen career. These apprentices spend a large part of the apprenticeship in working and training on the job, while a small part of time studying.

Who is it applicable to?

Apprenticeships are for anyone age 16+ who is not in full-time education.

Why should I do one?

Apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain real-life experience in a real job PLUS theoretical knowledge in a classroom-based environment. Alsowith the AAT on your CV, you demonstrate a level of excellence and work experience that is in high demand by employers across all sectors;

Will I get paid?

Yes. Earn a salary and get paid holiday like any other employee, with most employers paying a minimum of £300 per month, the average salary is approximately £170.00 per week;

How long does an apprenticeship last?

Anywhere between one and four years, depending on the type and level of the apprenticeship.

What qualifications do I need to get an apprenticeship?

No degree needed to qualify, with the added bonus that, it takes less time to qualify than a normal university degree;

Once the Apprenticeship is complete, you will be a qualified Accounting Technician, meaning a lot of opportunities have opened to you:

  • Start work right away;
  • Become a Chartered Accountant ( you can gain exemptions from units of the qualifications depending on the type of accountancy degree you want, such as:, CIPFA, CIMA and ACCA );
  • Go on to university (Global Banking School offers different university courses, all awarded by University of London);
  • Set up your own accounting firm.
From Apprentices:
  • Individual must be age 16+;
  • Work at a job for a minimum of 30+ hours a week;
  • Must NOT hold a degree, HND, Level 4 or higher qualification;

From Employers:
  • Provide support for apprentice in gaining new skills and pay wage;
  • Allow the apprentice one day in which to study, as well as allow GBS assessors to monitor the apprentice, making sure they are on the right track in their work placement.

GBS offers different qualification aligned with professional institutions:

  • Level 2 (Introductory) – Certificate in Accounting - Length of minimum 12 months;
  • Level 3 (Intermediate) - Diploma in Accounting. Length of minimum 12 months;
  • Level 4 (Advanced) - Diploma in Accounting. Length of minimum 18-24 months;
  • Functional skills - Level 2 only - To cover Maths, English and IT skills required to develop and thrive within business.


Global Banking School offers multiple training to support apprentices:

  • Role suitability: help and find perfect role for you, getting you started;
  • Classroom-based learning and exams;
  • Help with any enquire during and after apprenticeships.