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’s new for AAT in 2013? Here’s an update from Regional Account Manager for Scotland, Helen McGougan, on how AAT can help you to up your finance skills.
It’s the start if a new year and many of our Scottish training providers are taking on new AAT students this January, so make sure you sign up fast to get started with your AAT studies in 2013.
You can find their details on our Training Provider page. Some of them may also have funding available to make the journey easier on your post Christmas purse strings.
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.
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
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
- 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 webinar for prospective students and career advisors who want to find out more about AAT accountancy apprenticeships in Scotland starts today at 12.30pm. With funding available for all age groups, across all three levels of the qualification, there has never been a better time to get started with your AAT studies.
To sign up for this event follow the link below:
Prospective students and career advisors - Wednesday 23rd 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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