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.
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.
Congratulations to all the winners at last week’s Scottish Accountancy Awards.
AAT sponsored the new category of Training Manager of the Year, which was won by Iain Abernethy from Johnston Carmichael. The firm also picked up Accountancy Firm of the Year. You can read about Iain’s experiences of delivering AAT training in our case study section and on AAT Comment.
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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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.
There are several streams of funding available for employers and students that can contribute towards the costs, and sometimes fully fund, accountancy training in Scotland. Here’s an overview of what’s available in 2012.
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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.
Add an AAT resolution to your list for 2012
Welcome to 2012! If you’re looking for some new year resolutions that don’t involve diet or exercise, then here are some ideas to pick from to get your year off to a good start.
1. Start my AAT training: there are plenty of AAT training providers in Scotland with courses starting in January. To find your nearest one and sign up fast, visit the AAT website.
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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.