Level 4 Apprentice Interview

July 16, 2018

  Jade started her Level 4 apprenticeship with First Intuition in September 2017 and works at Hilton Foods UK Ltd. Jade started her apprenticeship as a Management Accountant but has recently been promoted to Cost Accountant. We caught up with Jade to find out more about her promotion. Congratulations on your promotion, Jade!  How did […]

A day in the life of an Accounting Apprentice

July 9, 2018

A day in the life of Jenny… 20% off the job training requirement Apprentices are required to spend 20% of their time dedicated to learning.  First Intuition provide the technical courses to enable students to develop their knowledge, skills & behaviours and these contribute towards the 20% requirement.  However, apprentices will undertake a lot of […]

Network Event | Rounders Tournament

July 6, 2018

ROUNDERS TOURNAMENT EVENT THURSDAY 26 JULY 2018  18:00 – 21:00 Hosted by ICAEW East Anglia & sponsored by The One Group   A summer evening of competitive rounders and informal networking with food and drinks sponsored by The One Group, this is a great opportunity to show off your sporting prowess whilst making new friends […]

An insight into the modern student

June 19, 2018

Education is changing, and the way that students find and absorb knowledge is very different to a decade or two ago. Students are increasingly ‘multi-modal’, using a variety of different media to learn from; traditional textbooks and notes are still found useful, but often supported with online lectures, interactive assessments and even games Students don’t […]

ICAEW East Anglia annual dinner 2018

June 17, 2018

Gareth John, one of the Directors of the Cambridge office, was delighted to attend the recent ICAEW East Anglia annual dinner to see First Intuition students Jamie Burnham and Luke Coppen pick up awards for their recent exam results. “Students have to work extremely hard to pass their exams, and make a lot of sacrifices […]

What is the 20% OTJ training rule?

June 14, 2018

The 20% Off-The-Job Learning rule is one of the most talked about and hotly debated topics surrounding apprenticeships right now. In this brief post, we will share some hints and tips to help you understand and adhere to this rule. Off-The-Job (OTJ) Learning is a rule set by the ESFA which states that the apprentice […]

The future of accountancy education

June 1, 2018

The recent AAT Tutor Conference had a strong emphasis on the future of the accountancy profession, and the implications that this holds for the accountancy training industry. I was asked to sit on a panel considering the future of vocational education and the evolving learning landscape, joining Mark Dawe, CEO of the Association of Employment […]

Helping you to prepare for difficult questions in interviews – episode 1

May 15, 2018

Welcome to the first in my series of articles, helping you to prepare for difficult questions in interviews. I help lots of accountancy students get their first job in finance and one of the things that most candidates worry about is interviews, and in particular how to handle difficult questions. Every interview is different and […]

Helping you to prepare for difficult questions in interviews- episode 2

What are your biggest weaknesses? This is one of the questions that people dread the most, no-one wants to admit in an interview that they aren’t very good at anything. As a result people make one of two mistakes: We come up with “weaknesses” that we don’t think will impact the job that we are […]

What are the pros & cons to the ACCA 2018 syllabus change?

How should you plan your studies? The most common questions we get asked regarding the new ACCA syllabus change are: Should I sit P1 & P3 before September 2018? Should I wait until the change and sit the new Strategic Business Leader exam? We thought it would be beneficial to list the pros & cons […]