Meet the Chairman

November 28, 2018

As FI’s first year with our new Chairman, Martin Taylor, draws to a close, we asked Martin to reveal his best career advice, and to share his thoughts on the direction FI will take in the near future.   If you had asked me what I thought I would be doing for a job when […]

Apprenticeship standards in accountancy

November 23, 2018

Insights from employers two years on First Intuition were pleased to host our first Breakfast Insight event in London this week. Employers from industry and practice came together to discuss ongoing developments in apprenticeships with our special guest Caroline J Bedford, co-chair of the Accountancy Trailblazer group.   Here are just a few of the […]

Building Resilience

November 7, 2018

  What better day than ‘Stress Awareness Day’ to announce that First Intuition are now working with CABA. CABA support ICAEW students through the stresses and struggles that can come with studying for a professional qualification. FI teamed up with CABA on the 25th October to run our first free lunchtime workshop on building resilience. […]

Three great reasons to book your exams sooner!

October 26, 2018

  Over the last few years, the major accounting qualifications have all started to move to having more exams on demand (those that can be sat at anytime rather than during a specific sitting). Exams on demand can be fantastic for student – they allow for flexibility over where and when an exam can be […]

Meet Lisa – Flying High in her Accountancy Career

October 17, 2018

First Intuition offer a range of different courses for those wishing to train in accountancy. Many of our students start out with AAT and once they’ve completed this training, progress to another qualification. Lisa Hopkins did just that and after finishing her AAT level 3 and 4 with our colleagues in Cambridge, she went straight […]

Meet the Tutor: Amanda Weir

October 5, 2018

Today, 5th October 2018, is World Teacher’s Day!  To celebrate, tutor Amanda Weir tells the story of how she decided to become a tutor and how she turned down Psychology for Accountancy.   Never thought I’d end up in the teaching profession! I hated school and left with less than a handful of O levels.  […]

Under Pressure – Coping with Student Life

October 3, 2018

For World Mental Health Day 2018, we’ve teamed up with our partners from MIND South East and Central Essex to pull together our top tips for coping with student life. Starting a new course or maintaining progression with your studies can take a toll on your mental health for a variety of reasons. We know […]

The accountant with more gold medals than Bolt

October 1, 2018

The accountant with more gold medals than Bolt Which accountant has more gold medals than Usain Bolt? An accountant who is also linked with Tiger Woods, Serena Williams and Manchester City? The accountant is question is Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. Not only was Phil an accountant, he was the best kind of accountant […]

September 19, 2018

New year, new goal   Well almost! September always seems like the start of the year as the seasons change and schools start back.   This year I’ve decided it’s time to get some exercise as my resolution. Good for the body and for the mind and so I’ve joined our village couch to 5k […]

Exam technique tips

August 22, 2018

There are two main parts to an apprenticeship: One is the development of skills and behaviours, the soft skills that enable an apprentice to actually perform in the workplace. The second is the professional qualifications required to do the job and this means we have people sitting exams regularly. A lot of my posts revolve […]