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