Professional Training Schemes
Congratulations - you have just made one of the most important decisions you will make in your life - your future career. We are delighted that having reached that decision you have chosen to apply to us to develop your career.
Regardless of which career route you choose to take, you can be assured that you will receive all the support and encouragement you need from us and that a leading provider of professional training will provide your structured training.
Come and Visit us
Come and visit us at the following careers fairs:
- 15th October 2014 - Bristol University
- 15th October 2014 - University of West England
- 16th October 2014 - Bath University
- 29th October 2014 - Reading University
Please see below to find out more about each of the schemes we offer.
We are now open for all of our student intakes for 2015.
Our next intake for ACA and CTA candidates will be in September 2015.
To begin an application please click the link to Register with us.
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Chartered (ACA) Accountant
Our next intake of Chartered Accountants (ACA) will be in September 2015. The closing date for applications is 5 January 2015.
This website may be of interest - www.icaew.co.uk
If you have already obtained your degree (or equivalent) or are about to do so, then this route may be the one you wish to pursue.
Training is undertaken with a leading training provider and consists of periods of block release to attend courses with exams being spread over the 3-year training period. There are a series of computer based exams designed to test your technical knowledge and these lead on to further exams which test your ability to apply this knowledge. You will need to be prepared to study in your own time too in order to make sure that you get the most from your studies and of course to achieve exam success. Alongside this you will be developing your skills and knowledge by undertaking a wide range of work in the office, which will cover a full range of business advisory and accounts work, which will both reinforce and enhance your studies and help you to achieve your goal of becoming a qualified accountant.
Chartered Tax Accountant (CTA)
Our next intake of Chartered Tax Accountants (CTA) will be in September 2015. The closing date for applications is 5 January 2015.
If you have already obtained your degree (or equivalent) or are about to do so then this route may be the one you wish to pursue.
You may already have decided as a result of your qualifications or personal interest that a career in mainstream accounts and business advisory is not for you but that tax is. If so you may wish to train as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). To do this you will first need to study as a Tax Technician (ATT) and then progress to CTA.
Training is undertaken with a leading training provider with periods of block/day release. The syllabus covers the various different areas of tax and also some accounting and law. Alongside this you will gain practical experience from the work that you do in the office. As with any professional qualification you will also need to be prepared to study in your own time to maximise your learning. Exams are based on a modular structure and are sat in May or November each year.
Accounting Technician (AAT)/Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
Our next intake of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Certified Accounting Technicians (CAT) will be in September 2015. The closing date for applications is 11 May 2015.
This website may be of interest - www.aat.org.uk
If you have, or are expecting, good A level results which include maths then this route will be just right for you. The full qualification is in 3 stages and can be achieved in 2 to 3 years depending on your A level subjects. Not only is the AAT a professional qualification in its own right but it is also recognised as a level 4 NVQ.
Training is on a day release basis at a local training college, with exams being taken in June and December. This will be combined with on the job training covering a wide range of business advisory and accounts work. You will also need to be prepared to study in your own time, so that you get the most out of your studies and of course pass your exams.
Once you’ve obtained your qualification there are opportunities to go on to study ACA - because you are already a qualified AAT/CAT, you receive some exam exemptions.
During your training there will be lots of opportunities as you experience the wide range of business advisory and accounts work, for you to consider where you want your career to go. We will discuss this with you throughout your training so that together we can help you to achieve your goals.