Guidance

Bookkeeping apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the bookkeeping sector.

Bookkeeping is a growing profession. It is about understanding how a business works and then providing accurate figures that enable the business to know exactly how well it is doing.

Training opportunities

Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions including sales, purchases, income, and payments by an individual or organisation.

A bookkeeper, also known as an accounting clerk or accounting technician, is a person who records the day-to-day financial transactions of an organisation. A bookkeeper is usually responsible for writing the “daybooks” consisting of purchases, sales, receipts and payments.

The bookkeeper is responsible for ensuring all transactions are recorded in the correct daybook, suppliers ledger, customer ledger and general ledger. The bookkeeper brings the books to the trial balance stage.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of bookkeeping apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • bookkeeping assistant

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • bookkeeper

Apply for a bookkeeping apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education