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About ACCA

As a Level 4 qualified ACCA Apprentice you can work in supporting accounting roles such as the below across multiple different industries and in over 181 countries:

  • accounts clerk
  • assistant accountant
  • cashier
  • accounts manager
  • credit control clerk
  • finance assistant
  • purchase/sales ledger clerk

Not only that, but you can work for top brands including Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, Nestle, Lloyds and Santander.

How much can you earn?

The minimum wage for apprentices aged 16-18 is £3.30 per hour however many employers will pay more than this.

Depending on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship, you can earn as much as £500 per week

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) School Leavers
Job Title
ACCA Apprenticeship
London (Greater)
£3.40 per hour
Job Type

Millions of Opportunities

Our in-demand ACCA Members work across the world for top brands, and behind every single business is an accountant! An ACCA Apprentice can work in supporting accounting roles across multiple industries including travel, fashion and sport.

An apprenticeship is as valuable as a degree, and offers just as much opportunity – with the option to embed a BSc and MSc into your later studies, as well as the full professional qualification – you could be a chartered certified accountant within 5 years. The opportunities are endless!


  • We’re the world’s most forward thinking professional accountancy body with qualifications designed to shape every stage of your career.
  • With degree and Masters’ programme options, we offer amazing opportunities es for further career development.
  • We work with employers globally to make sure that our qualifications meet their needs and we create in-demand finance professionals who can work around the world.
  • Reputation matters. Our qualifications have represented excellence in accountancy for over 100 years, so you can trust us to deliver a great apprenticeship qualification.
Farah Iqbal
Finance performance analyst, BP

Quotation-Marks-24 [square]  I chose ACCA for a few reasons. Firstly, my tutors at university made it clear that ACCA was the best qualification and strongly supported it as the best option after graduation. Secondly, it was the most varied of the qualifications. I think you come out of uni not knowing exactly what you want to do, and ACCA gives you that flexibility and choice. You can learn about tax and audit, and it gives you more skills than just pure accountancy."

Now a Finance Performance Analyst at BP and a full ACCA Member, Farah supports other teams and ensures that they are following the BP forecasting and adhering to controls. She also report to key deadlines and give insight to various teams, as well as reviewing with leadership teams to ensure everything is on track.

"I love the fact I’m not stuck in a finance team and get to liaise and attend meetings with people across the business. It gives me an insight into the bigger picture, which I think is really important."

Sam Bailey
Brand Finance Manager, Britvic

Quotation-Marks-24 [square] I have now been at Britvic for over 2 years and it is a great place to work. Firstly I love how ambitious the company is. Being ambitious myself, it is important to work for a company that has similar values. Secondly, there is a real emphasis on making Britvic a great place to work and ensuring that individuals reach their full potential."

"It is important to love where you work so I would encourage graduates to not give up when looking for their dream job and evaluate lots of different options. Sometimes it takes a while for the job you are looking for to come up and I believe that it is better to wait for a job you are enthusiastic and excited about, rather than one that is available. The same goes for when I have looked to progress in my own career - I have always had to wait for the right role to come up."

"My long term goal is to become a Finance Director. In order to achieve this I need to gain experience working in different roles within the finance function and gain a broad understanding of the business environment. ACCA has been key to this – giving me a great deal of freedom in my career and opening up opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t have been available."

Rebecca Pitt
Assistant VP, Finance Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Quotation-Marks-24 [square] She enjoys the variety in her job - "A lot comes in last minute - you have to be prepared to get stuck in to satisfy demands in short time periods!"

More than 140,000 businesses benefit from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch's commitment to provide them with the best resources, insights and solutions across 150 countries around the world. Rebecca takes it in her stride, having worked her way up quickly via previous roles in other organisations; she was appointed Assistant VP just six years after graduating from the University of Leeds with a 2:1 in Law and Accountancy.

Rebecca views success as "a combination of commitment, passion and fresh thinking – bringing new ideas to the table is how you help businesses develop and grow"