The dynamic world of financial services is being brought to life through an interactive careers site.
Information on employers in financial services, details of the existing roles and advice on taking the next steps can be explored on the website, My World of Work, from December 18.
Sarah Cordwell from Kaplan, Glasgow
AAT recently attended Kaplan Financial’s product update evening in Edinburgh, where the team from Scotland gave employers a glimpse of the future as they talked through some of the blended learning solutions they have on offer.
Designed to complement and add value to both classroom and distance learning tuition, Sarah Cordwell, the Centre manager for Glasgow, explained some of these developments and how they can support both Kaplan students and the wider accountancy training community.
Running an effective small business just got easier for business owners in Glasgow thanks to the introduction of a new AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) training course delivered by City of Glasgow College.
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Over the last few years AAT has seen a big increase in the number of students choosing to study by distance learning, particularly in places like Scotland where training providers may not always be on your doorstep. But things have come a long way from the traditional correspondence course.
We asked BPP’s David Gumley to tell us about their own innovative online learning product and some of the benefits this brings to students and employers:
Anyone who has left school in Scotland, and up to the age of 26, is eligible to benefit from the range of services offered by Young Scot Extra. From career advice to information on finances, health and travel there is a wealth of support available, but perhaps most importantly there are discounts!
A Young Scot Pass card is an identity card that also brings a range of benefits and discounts from car rental to clothes and gym membership. Pefect for cash-strapped AAT students! To order a free card call Young Scot for free on 0808 801 0338 or apply online at youngscotextra.org
AAT have been running a campaign to give employers more information about apprenticeships. If you’d like to find out more about the apprenticeship system in Scotland, download this free bespoke guide: http://www.aat-apprenticeships.org.uk/guide
It’s the first week of autumn, and although ‘summer’ 2012 may have passed us by, the chance to get started with your AAT studies is still there for the taking.
Many of our AAT training providers in Scotland still have places available on their courses for the autumn intake. The following are also offering funded places for those who meet the eligibility criteria through the modern apprenticeship scheme:
- Dundee College, Dundee
- James Watt College, Greenock
- Kaplan Financial, Glasgow
- Microcom Training, Glasgow & Inverness
- Orkney College, Orkney
You can find the contact details for these, and all our training providers in Scotland through aat.org.uk/trainingproviders
To find out more about AAT training, please contact our student recruitment team on 0845 863 0802 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
AAT will be joining Directions at BPP offices in Glasgow on Tuesday 9th October at an event for young people who are interested in a career in accountancy and finance. If that sounds like you, and you meet the criteria below, then make sure you sign up fast for this FREE event as places are limited:
- What direction will your Higher results take you?
Congratulations to everyone who got their Higher results today. It’s a bumper crop of results for Scottish students, but if you’re looking for some inspiration about what to do next, don’t forget to take a look at apprenticeships.
Whether, you’ve got the results you were hoping for, or are having to rethink your options, there are many employers in Scotland across all business sectors who are looking to take on accountancy trainees straight from school into fast track development programmes.
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Orkney College are the first training provider in Scotland to offer AAT Essentials, our new range of short courses designed to bring vital finance skills to your business.
Whether you’re a small business owner, a budget holder who’s blinded by numbers, or wanting to take your first steps towards a career in accountancy and finance without committing to a full qualification, these one day courses are a cost effective way of gaining vital skills that can make a difference to your confidence with finance and the success of your business.