Getting to grips with Bookkeeping terminology

September 25, 2018

I was chatting to a friend the other day and he described me as an “erudite orator”. I smiled politely while thinking “how dare you! That’s so rude.” It was only when I checked an online dictionary that I realised that he was actually complimenting me on my ability to speak in an educated manner. […]

Happy International Literacy Day 2018!

September 8, 2018

  Happy International Literacy Day 2018! International Literacy Day was created by UNESCO on November 17, 1965 and is celebrated across the world on the 8th September every year. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. It also addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy […]

ICAEW East Anglia | Career Paths: Where will your ICAEW passport take you?

August 28, 2018

ICAEW East Anglia | Career Paths: Where will your ICAEW passport take you? Hosted by ICAEW East Anglia & sponsored by The One Group The ICAEW’s global reputation allows ambitious Charted Accountants to use their qualification as a passport to a wide variety of career opportunities across different organisations and sectors worldwide. EVENT WEDNESDAY 26TH […]

Listening to music at work

August 7, 2018

Do you listen to music at work? Studies suggest pressing play and switching off from the general hustle and bustle of the office can make people more productive. The type of music you choose is important though. Anything that produces a strong reaction is apparently bad (i.e. Love it or Hate it) – this is […]

First Intuition don’t just prepare you for your exams

August 2, 2018

Our impact on your career possibilities in finance go far deeper than that! Katarina Collins completed AAT with First Intuition over a year ago, but when she found herself in a challenging interview situation recently, she realised how well her FI resources had ingrained the knowledge she needed. Hi Nick, I hope you are well. […]

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 […]

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 […]