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Accounts Assistant Apprentice

Accounts Assistant Apprentice

Job ID:  2807
Department:  Administration
Category:  Port / Agency Operations

Ipswich, GB

Employment Type:  Apprentice

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day-to-day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at



Division Overview
Clarksons Port Services provides the highest standards of support with 24/7 attendance to vessel owners, operators and charters at a wide range of strategically located ports in the UK. We provide vessel agency, project logistics, vessel chartering, freight forwarding, warehousing, crew travel and industrial supplies. Service is our watchword.

To learn more about Clarksons Port Services, please visit us at


Role Summary
The person in this role will provide fixture entries and create invoices/credit notes in GAIN for our Specialised Products department, as required in accordance with Company procedures.


What you will be doing
• Check Shipbroker recaps (contract) to ensure accurate fixture creation in GAIN.
• Check owners/charters invoices for accuracy prior to creating invoices in GAIN.
• Assist with invoice reporting and queries.
• To consistently be aware of and meet deadlines.
• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

What we are looking for

 Knowledge of accounting principles (i.e. double entry book-keeping/ prepayments/ accruals would be an advantage but not essential).

• A high degree of numeracy is essential.

• Highly organised and able to prioritise workload in order to meet tight deadlines.

• Self-confident with good communication skills (both written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.

• Team player who can also work well independently.

• Desire to learn, develop and contribute to the wider team goals.

• Able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

• Strong IT skills in MS office packages.


Apprenticeship summary

Working week

o   Total hours per week:37.5

Expected duration

15-18 months 

Apprenticeship level

Level 3


Things to consider

·        Location of the role

·        20% off the job training

·        15-18 month programme and a commitment to complete this

·        This is an apprenticeship standard, which means completion is subject to an End-Point Assessment (EPA). This will include a practical test and a short answer questions scenario test with a third party

·        All applications should come through via this website