Accountancy Summer School 2022 was the perfect chance for 16 – 18-year-olds to find out more about a career in accountancy. The Accountancy Summer School has been very popular with our other centres across the UK. We were proud to be able to offer this opportunity to Maidstone and Kent students.
Firstly, here’s what we covered:
On day 1, students had an action-packed day starting with an introduction to Accountancy and how it all works. They then worked on a case study before delivering some excellent presentations based on the case study. Finally, the students analyzed a company from a strategic perspective and presented their results back to our team.
On day 2, students started the day with a session on finding a job and interview skills hosted by Louisa Rowland of Goldhawk Associates. Following Louisa’s session, students had a 1 on 1 session with members of our team about their interview techniques. After interview techniques, Attendees had 1 on 1 sessions on tips and tricks on how to improve their CVs. In the afternoon, students met our employer panel at FI Maidstone which included Rachel Emmerson (Kreston Reeves), Ashley Phillips (MFW), Marc Newman (Crowe) Rob Harris (Sleepeezee, Current Level 7 FI Apprentice) and Liberty Churchill-Cole (MHA, Current Level 7 FI Apprentice)
Accountancy Summer School at FI Maidstone Insights
Our team have reviewed written feedback received from the students following the summer school event. These insights really opened our eyes to the awareness around apprenticeships from the attendees. We found that many attendees had not yet considered apprenticeships as an option or understood how apprenticeships work. Have a look at some of the figures below.