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Apprenticeships offer countless opportunities for apprentices and employers to develop the skills that help businesses thrive. Apprenticeship funding is available for both large and small employers with First Intuition*
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Apprenticeships can make a difference to your talent pool

Whether you recruit school leavers, graduates or are training current staff you could use the new apprenticeship programmes to help with your talent development programme

Join over a thousand apprentices with FI

Since the introduction of the apprentice shipstandards for accountancy roles in 2016 and 2017 we have onboarded over 1,000 apprentices now onto our high quality programmes

QUALITY APPRENTICESHIPS YOU CAN TRUST

We believe apprenticeships offer a significant opportunity for both employers and apprentices. Our apprentices come from a range of backgrounds, vary in age and are at various stages of their careers. We work with them and their employers to develop their individual technical and all-round skills that help businesses to thrive and grow.

OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

We offer a range of accounting and leadership programmes with different entry levels and responsibilities that allow individuals and businesses to develop the skills they need.

APPRENTICES

We believe an apprenticeship offers a real alternative to the standard routes of work or higher education. Combining the best of both worlds, they give you the chance to develop skills and knowledge that are directly related to your chosen industry whilst also earning a salary.

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FOUR GREAT REASONS TO CONSIDER AN APPRENTICESHIP

1 Earn while you study

As an apprentice you’ll earn a real wage whilst studying. With no debts to deal with once you’ve completed your training, you’ll be financially better off.

2 Specific training

Each apprenticeship is built for a specific job role ensuring you get relevant training.

3 Development opportunities

As an apprentice, you’ll receive investment from your employer to boost your career. With the emphasis on training in the skills employers want, you’ll be ahead of the game.

4 Value added training

An apprenticeship is all about personal development. With training targeting the specific skills your employer has identified as the most important to them, an apprenticeship will add real value to you.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME?

To be eligible for one of our programmes, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

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  • You’ll need to be in a relevant job role and able to complete the apprenticeship within the time available
  • You’ll need to spend at least 50% of your working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship
  • You’ll need to be a citizen of a country within the EEA or have the right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in an EEA for at least the previous 3 years
  • You can’t be currently receiving any other government funding

Within the levels of the apprenticeships we offer, there may be other criteria you need to meet. Take a look at our Programmes to find out more.

HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR APPRENTICES

Jodie Taylor

Jodie Taylor

Jodie is an apprentice studying with First Intuition Chelmsford

Becca Fay

Becca Fay

Becca Fay was AAT’s Apprentice of The Year for 2017

Skye Van-Whitten

Skye Van-Whitten

Skye took AAT exams while an apprentice with First Intuition

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR AN EMPLOYER?

We believe that apprenticeships are a great way to train and upskill your teams for the challenges of the future. Common feedback from clients regarding apprenticeships are:

  • Greater job satisfaction
  • Positive return on investment
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved staff retention
  • Tailored skillsets
  • Increased productivity

HOW APPRENTICESHIPS WORK

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