Young Scot have recently highlighted two AAT success stories on their website to promote the apprenticeship route into an accountancy career from both the perspective of the trainee and the employer.
Grant Thornton AAT trainee, Nicola Keenan’s case study where she shares her story of how she opted for work over university is now live on the Young Scot Extra website, along with an interview from Campbell Dallas’ HR Director Yvonne Anderson, who provide’s the employer’s insight into why apprenticeships have been great for their business.
- 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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Nominations are now open for the 2012 Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Awards which will be held in November.
This event celebrates the stories of inspirational trainees who are earning and learning on the Scottish modern apprenticeship framework, and it would be great to see some AAT faces being recognised for all their hard work.
Our latest advertising campaign kicks off today and aims to give businesses an insight into the benefits of AAT training and apprenticeships through the eyes of some of our current employers.
Look out for adverts in the business press, national papers and online, and check out our new employer video case studies.
Not Going to Uni have published a handy guide to apprenticeships for anyone considering going straight into employment. The guide gives useful advice for the different countries across the UK and the Scotland pages feature an interview with former AAT student Gemma Oliver from RSM Tenon.
Following last week’s National Apprenticeship Week AAT Comment is full of top tips on apprenticeships from training providers and employers, including Baker Tilly’s Helen Bloodworth sharing her experiences of apprenticeship recruitment.
AAT student Arman Hussain
We’re kick starting 2012 with some new advertising and over the next few weeks you’ll be able to see some of our AAT students and members in the press and on local radio talking about why they chose a career in accountancy.
Listen out for the AAT adverts on Clyde 1 in the weeks commencing the 16th and 23rd January .
Also starring in one of our new case study videos is Arman Hussain who currently works for Morgan Stanley in Glasgow. You can hear about his experiences of combining work with AAT study on our You Tube channel.
Your big future – Arman Hussain
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Iain Abernethy is Training and Development Manager with Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s leading independent chartered accountancy firm. Here he shares his thoughts on the benefits AAT had brought to the business:
“The company has been supporting people to train with the AAT for almost a decade. It’s something we fully intend to keep on doing. The AAT qualification is a great start to an accounting career. It’s one of our key qualifications.
Scotland’s Financial Services Skills Gateway has recently launched a new website which is a one stop shop for finding out more about working in the financial services industry.
Re:think showcases the wide variety of roles people can go into within the sector (including accountancy!) using a combination of case studies and videos from people working in the financial services industry in Scotland.
Back to school? Try the AAT alternative
It’s time to go back to school and across Scotland young people are facing difficult decisions about what to do next. We asked Lucy Park from French Duncan Chartered Accountants, why she took the AAT route into an accountancy career.
AAT: What did you do before you began studying with AAT and working in finance?
Lucy: I originally applied to university to study English literature, but ended up leaving university in the first year as I didn’t enjoy the course. After withdrawing, I heard about the opportunity to apply for a job with French Duncan as a trainee accountant who would help to put me through my qualifications. This really appealed to me as it meant I could work full time and improve my education simultaneously.