Director and Owner of StriveX, Rachel Harris, was looking to enrol an employee onto a Level 4 Accounting Technician apprenticeship. Rachel was very passionate about accountancy training and the benefits an apprenticeship can bring in widening her employees’ skills and behaviours. She felt the accountancy training would help increase not only their knowledge, but also their confidence to become successful professionals.
Having come across First Intuition via the AAT and noticing a close synergy in our core values, Rachel made contact.
After initial discussions with Director of First Intuition Reading, Ryan Hill, StriveX proceeded to enrol their employee onto First Intuition’s Level 4 Accounting Technician apprenticeship programme. To suit StriveX’s accountancy training requirements, First Intuition appointed them a dedicated client partner, Aga, who maintains regular contact with Rachel and the team. Aga answers any day-to-day queries or concerns relating to the learners or the apprenticeship curriculum and advises on ESFA/OFSTED and other legislative changes, as well as any benefits and incentives available to StriveX. Aga is responsive, organised and proactive, and a real asset to First Intuition.
“First Intuition offered multiple learning styles to align with StriveX’s hybrid working model, with a choice of classroom, online and on-demand learning” – Rachel Harris, Director and Owner of StriveX
To help monitor learner progress accurately, StriveX receive a monthly report, using data from FI Learn, the online learning platform, which includes learning activities, coach feedback, reviews and interactions.
In addition, Ryan meets with the StriveX team regularly to ensure they are on track to meeting their strategic goals.
Two years on, StriveX has appointed First Intuition as their dedicated accountancy training partner, responsible for delivering all their apprenticeship training programmes.
The employees Rachel initially enrolled for their Level 4, are now working towards their Level 7 ACCA apprenticeship, and First Intuition are supporting other staff members with AAT, ACCA, ACA and CTA training programmes.
“Regardless of the student, qualification or timing, First Intuition has always over delivered” says Rachel.
“We wanted this to be a long-term partnership as we had aggressive growth plans, and training is a huge part of our employee benefits package. We saw ourselves growing with First Intuition and that’s exactly what’s happened!
“It’s safe to say our training requirements have been demanding at times, as we went from a one-man band with 50 clients to a team of 13 with 650 clients within 2.5 years, but First Intuition has always been so happy to support and guide us along the way, sharing our core values of transparency, no jargon and passion.
“Whether it’s a webinar, an online recording or an in-person lecture, our team rave about the tutors and the First Intuition way! We are excited to keep growing with First Intuition for a long time to come!”