ACCA advises School leavers:–
"There are 5 strong reasons why you should think about an apprenticeship..."
ACCA (the Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants) have launched its' 1st apprenticeship! The ACCA
Accounting Technician Apprenticeship now offers young people and School leavers
5 powerful reasons why apprenticeships are a viable and credible route for a
successful and exciting career in accountancy.
ACCA's Accounting Technician is offered at Level 4, leading to a Diploma in
Accounting and Business, and gives another direction to the globally in demand
training offered by ACCA. This includes options to eventually progress to the
full ACCA Qualification, pursue a BSc with Oxford Brookes University, or a MSc
from the University of London.
And with the Level 7 Accountancy Trailblazer standard expected to be approved by
the UK Government soon, ACCA is aiming to bring employers and apprentices an
apprenticeship pathway all the way through to Chartered Certified level in the
John Williams, head of ACCA UK, says:- "Our Trailblazer programme gives
apprentices the opportunity to gain professional training and qualifications,
building their experience and earning while they learn. And the training is
funded by the UK Government through the employer; so apprentices don't have to pay
anything as employers can use the apprenticeship levy funding to train
employees. But career and training choices can be overwhelming, so we have five
robust reasons why we think school leavers should think about an apprenticeship.
We hope this makes the choices clearer for them."
► Earn while learning – starting salaries for trainee
accounting technicians start from ₤15k.
► Secure a life balance – work, study, live. An
apprentice will have time and money to enjoy life outside of work.
► Gain a recognised qualification – ACCA is a
respected brand that future employers will take seriously.
► No debt – unlike University, an apprenticeship is
free, leaving the apprentice to focus on development and where they want their
career to go next.
► Get ahead – an apprentice can start and finish on
the career ladder well before their peers at University have even started.
John Williams concludes:- "We recognise apprenticeships to be very much a
win-win for all involved. They're not an easier option, simply a different one
for school leavers to consider. As an apprentice, they'll work, study and be
mentored by an experienced professional, for at least 12 months, and keep a
diary showing the skills and behaviours they've learned. When their employer
feels they're ready, the apprentice will write a statement reflecting their
learning and then take a final ACCA exam. On successful completion of both
elements, they'll be qualified as an Accounting Technician Apprentice; skilled
and ready for the next step on the career ladder as a finance professional,
adding value to their employer's workplace."
Details of the ACCA Accounting Technician Apprenticeship are
Crosby Housing Association
charity shop burglary
Police have issued CCTV stills of a man and woman, who Officers wish to speak to
following a confrontational burglary at Crosby Housing Association charity shop
on Lorne Road, Crosby. This burglary, we are told, took place on Saturday, 11
February 2017, at about 1pm. It was reported that a man went behind the till and
into a private staff area while a woman spoke to a member of staff. He took
electronic goods and a quantity of cash from the till. Anyone with
information can call Merseyside Police on the:- 101 number or Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
Detective Inspector Alex Rudzinski said:- "We are keen to speak with the
man and woman pictured to assist us in our enquiries. Stealing from a charity is
a really despicable offence and I would like to reassure the community that we
are working to identify the person or people responsible. I would appeal to
anyone who was in the area and noticed anything suspicious near to or outside
the charity shop to contact Police. Your information will be looked at
thoroughly and could really help our enquiries. I would also appeal to the man
and woman pictured, or anyone who recognises them to contact Police."
Women's Equality Party
Liverpool Metro Mayor candidate presents ₤23 billion cheque to the North West
INTERNATIONAL Women's Day, the Women's
Equality Party candidate for Liverpool Metro Mayor will present a big cheque for
₤23.7 billion to 'North West Economy.' Tabitha Morton, who was announced as the party's candidate last month and is the
only woman in the mayoral race, said the cheque represented the amount that
could be added to the region's economy annually if women were able to work the
hours they wanted to, at the same rate of pay as men.
The gender pay gap means that women in the North West earn ₤23.7 billion less
than men, which is not only unfair, it also a huge lost opportunity. Tackling
the causes of the gender pay gap; including affordable childcare, flexible
working and equal education opportunities for boys and girls - will not only
provide a vital economic boost, it will also make life easier for families
across the Liverpool City Region.
Morton's campaign is focused on gender equality in business, culture and family
life. "The Northern Powerhouse project was set up to boost economic growth
in the north of England," she said. "It is a project that cannot
succeed if it fails to harness the talents of half its population. Because of
this, we all lose out.
Liverpool's business leaders and innovators understand that gender equality is
not a 'women's issue,' but a business imperative, and understand that diversity
in the workplace boosts productivity. Allowing women to achieve their full
economic potential would add $28 trillion to global GDP and an extra 10% to the UK economy by 2030.
I will campaign tirelessly until election day on 4 May to ensure that Liverpool
City Region puts women at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, and starts to
make the most of their talents for the benefit of all in the North West."
appeal following burglary at Southport meat suppliers
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives have
issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a burglary
at a meat suppliers in Southport.
At around 9pm, on Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3 men forced entry to Southport
Bacon Company in Daneway House, Windsor Road, Southport, and stole a quantity of
bacon and other meats, cash and 2 Mercedes Sprinter vans liveried with the
The vans have since been recovered.
Following extensive CCTV enquiries, footage was identified and Police now want
to speak to the man pictured to assist with their investigation.
Detective Constable Daniel Pimbley said:- "We are keen to speak with the
man pictured to assist us in our enquiries. People may have either witnessed the
offence or seen people acting suspiciously around 9pm close to the building, or
seen the vehicles being driven away following the burglary. Any information you
can provide may be key to the investigation. I want to assure all businesses
that we do everything possible to identify offenders who targeted businesses and
bring them to justice, and ensure that Sefton remains a safe place to live, work
and visit. I would appeal to anyone who recognises this man locally or who may
know them from elsewhere to contact Police."
Anyone with information about this incident to contact Merseyside Police on:-
0151 777 3017 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.