Every year First Intuition centres across the country invite local students at school, college and university to come along to one of our Accountancy Summer Schools. These consequently enable students to find out more about the accountancy profession and the different accountant qualifications. As well as the breadth of careers and opportunity available within it.
To make sure that aspiring accountants could still get the information they need to explore their career options during lockdown, we recently ran an online accountancy and finance summer school. Altogether, there were around 800 young adults registered to attend. In order to ensure that those unable to attend didn’t miss out, we decided to record the sessions. As a result of these videos, you should be better informed to make the right decision for your future accountancy qualification. These videos cover all the questions you might have about accountancy and our courses at First Intuition.
This session covered entry routes into careers in accountancy, as well as some of the key job roles and major professional qualifications. You will also hear from some guest speakers from the AAT and ICAEW within this video.
In Session Two we took a deeper dive into some common entry-level positions with some interactive exercises.
Here we talked about the crucial transferable skills required for a career in accountancy, as well as how you may already be able demonstrate some of them.
In Session Four we looked at CV-writing tips as well as interview advice for finding and getting your first role in finance.
To find out more about your local summer school please contact your nearest centre here.
Why choose AAT and why become an accountant?
Struggling to decide why you want to become an Accountant? Unsure if you should choose to study with AAT? Join CEO and Tutor Gareth John and AAT Distance Learning Tutor Rhian Owen as they discuss the tasks you can expect as an accountant, as well as the benefits of studying with AAT.
Stories from students who have changed their lives with the AAT qualification…
Becca, Warren and Vic are great examples of the success that can be achieved using increasingly common non-traditional career paths into professional accountancy. A degree is no longer a requirement to starting and building a rewarding career in finance, and hasn’t been for quite a while.
We think these stories are an inspiration to aspiring young accountants, like yourself. Therefore if you are wondering how far they can go without a degree, the answer is all the way!
STARTING FROM SCRATCH?
Studying towards a professional qualification can seem confusing when you first start. For this reason we chose to give you the introductory guides below. These will teach you the fundamentals of accountant qualifications, therefore helping help you get off on the right foot.
There is often a misconception that working in accounts involves a lot of maths & figures, however there is more to being an accountant than sitting at a desk with a calculator all day. Read our apprenticeships student brochure here. You can also find more information about the different career paths of accountancy here.
Read our 5-Step guide to becoming an accountancy student here.
See our qualification guides – these clearly set out the structure and focus of each qualification we offer.
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