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.
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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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 email@example.com
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.
Spotlight on funding in Scotland
Skills development Scotland have recently announced further funding for 2012 through their Employer Recruitment Incentive.
In support of the 2014 Commonwealth Games there are a limited number of Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) payments available to employers who want to recruit Modern Apprentices.
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.
In our final webinar for Scottish Apprenticeship week, we invite employers to find out more about what is involved in taking on an AAT trainee.
This session will tell you everything you need to know about apprenticeships, from accessing funding to finding the best trainee for your business. To sign up for this event click on the link below:
Employers – Thursday 24th May 12.30-1.30pm
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Scottish Apprenticeship week runs from 21-25 May and AAT are joining organisations across Scotland in promoting and celebrating the benefits of modern apprenticeships to both trainees and employers.
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Amanda Meyer is Professor of Accountancy at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU), voted Best Modern University 2012 by The Sunday Times.
With Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2012 on the horizon, Professor Meyer explains why alternative routes such as apprenticeships are more important than ever when it comes to getting school-leavers into rewarding careers:
“Interestingly, unlike many other professional accounting bodies around the world, access to training for the UK based bodies such as CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW and ICAS, is not restricted to graduates. School leaver options are available for many of the UK based professional bodies, either directly or through access programmes such as AAT.
“School leavers are therefore now faced with a real choice and I suspect that the educational landscape for professional accountancy training will change quite significantly over the next few years.”
Read Professor Meyer’s article in full at AAT Comment
AAT is an ideal way to start a career in accountancy. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to university or want to earn as you learn with an apprenticeship. You can begin your career in accountancy with AAT in five easy steps.
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.