Work experience

As part of our support to individuals who attend any of our trainings, we offer the Accounting Work Placement, providing practical accounting work experience in London to help consolidate what you have learnt from the course.

During the accounting work placement, you will take the role of an accounts assistant and you will be shadowing a chartered certified accountant and working on live client accounts. You will have the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge acquired from our training sessions. The tasks you will be carrying out during the work placement will be dependent on the combination of training you have attended with us.

You will be involved in accountancy duties including, but not limited to:-

  • Setting up and updating cash flow reports
  • Managing and maintaining nominal codes and coding systems
  • Updating and reconciling nominal ledgers activities and transactions
  • Maintaining and updating the Sales and Purchase ledgers
  • Dealing with bank postings and bank reconciliation
  • Adjustments, Journals, Reconciliations and Year-end processes
  • Setting up and dealing with different reports
  • Preparation of Profit & Loss Accounts, Trial Balance and Balance Sheet
  • Taxation including VAT, Corporation Tax, Income Tax duties
  • Setting up and managing Excel spreadsheets
  • Setting up new staff records and running payroll
  • Accounting, Payroll and general admin duties

The work placement is vital for accounting students who lack practical work experience.

1. All the accounting work placements are unpaid and is available to provide practical experience in accountancy.
2. The minimum commitment is one fixed day per week, between the hours of 10am to 4pm.
3. The work placement opportunity is only available to individuals who have attended applicable training sessions at our Award Winning Training Centre- "The Training Place of Excellence".
4. If you would like to apply for the Accounting Work Experience/Sage Line 50 training, Sage Payroll, AAT or any other training session, please complete the relevant training application form and return it to us as soon as possible.
5. You will be provided with a reference on successful completion of the work placement.

Work Placement Plan

Sage line 50 Level 1&2

2 Months


Sage line 50 Level 3

2 Months


Sage Payroll- Computerised

2 Months


Sage Payroll- Manual


Management Accounts

2 Months


Value Added Tax (VAT)

2 Months


Excel Spreadsheet

2 Months


Training Bundles (excludes Manual Payroll):

Book any 2 short courses with work experience

5 Months


Book any 4 short courses with work experience

9 Months


Book all 6 short courses with work experience(FREE CV & Interview session & FREE review of your CV)

12 Months


Daytime/Evening AAT Courses:

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

6 Months


AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

6 Months


AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

6 Months


Distance Learning AAT Courses:

AAT Level 2/3/4 Certificate in Accounting

3 Months each