Apprenticeships with First Intuition

What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a real job, giving employees the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst earning a salary.

The register of apprenticeship training providers
In order to deliver apprenticeships that start after 1st May 2017, training providers must be listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP).

First Intuition has been listed as a Main Provider on the RoATP, which means we are able to deliver a full range of apprenticeship options within the accountancy industry.

The Skills Funding Agency confirms:

Organisations that are listed on the RoATP have been through an application process with the SFA that considers due diligence, capability, quality and financial health to assess their capability to deliver high-quality apprenticeship training.

How do apprenticeships affect employers?
The government have launched an initiative to increase spending on apprenticeships to £2.5 billion by 2017.

These funds will be available to small and medium sized businesses as well as larger organisations who are subject to the apprenticeship levy.  It is expected that these funds will be available to fund accountancy training at all levels.

If you would like to discuss how these changes could benefit you and your business, or would like to find out more, please contact us. 

Apprenticeships – Key facts

Apprenticeship briefing for employers

In December we held an event at our London centre to brief clients on the changes to apprenticeships in 2017. This event covered the following topics:

  • Overview: changes to apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeships offered by FI
  • Funding and the Apprenticeship Levy
  • Funding for non levy payers
  • Supporting apprentices and the learner journey
  • Supporting employers – planning and recruitment
  • Cost savings
  • Next steps

Missed this session? Watch the recording by clicking on the image below:







How to recruit a finance apprentice

Jo Dyson, the director responsible for apprenticeships at First Intuition Reading, offers her guidance on how to recruit an apprentice in the accountancy industry.  Read more


How can I apply for an apprenticeship?

In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you must meet these criteria:

  • be aged 16-24 and be resident in the UK
  • be in full or part time employment and have the support of your employer
  • not hold a degree or currently be in full time education
  • not be studying for any other qualification

Your employer is required to sign a training agreement in support of your studies and must commit to paying any top-up fees where applicable. To find out more please contact your local First Intuition centre.

Useful Links

AAT Apprenticeships

ICAEW Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeships Website