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Blended learning breaks down barriers to education and employment

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has launched an e-learning product to complement its existing AAT Access qualification. AAT Access is a Level One qualification which gives the learner basic accountancy and finance skills. By completing AAT Access, learners will increase their employability by gaining the skills and knowledge required to work for small local […]

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AAT Access – Case Study

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stephanie Frempong discusses her experience of the AAT Access qualification. Name: Stephanie Frempong Age: 22 Job title: Customer Service Assistant, M&S Location: Essex “I enrolled in a computer science degree at university after my A-Levels but when I wasn’t enjoying the course, I decided to leave and take a gap year. With tuition fees at […]

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How vocational education helped kick-start my career

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Helen Wright, Audit Supervisor, Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants Studying through an apprenticeship isn’t for everyone. You’re thrown in the deep end, into the working world, and you either sink or swim. You go from a having a daily routine attending school from 9-3pm each day and step into a world of responsibility, long working […]

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Is university worth it?

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Emma Mason, Corporation Tax Assistant, Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants. I went to a private school in Bromley, I got good grades and it went without saying that I was supposed to go to university. So like many other students, I didn’t think twice about enrolling in a Bachelor of Science at Bath University. However, […]

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Finding a job the biggest concern for UK youth

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Finding a job is the biggest concern of young people, according to research released by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). The survey asked 16-18 year olds across the UK about their thoughts on their future. Results showed the majority (37%) were most worried about finding work, followed by having enough money (25%), finding their life […]

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Live careers advice webTV show

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Live careers advice webTV show Join our show to hear what options other than university are available Show date: 15th August Show time: 13:00 Are you waiting for your A Level exam results?  Deciding what is the “right” step after leaving college or school can be really stressful. And it’s not a decision that you […]

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Importance of Student Content Insurance

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Students are usually covered by their parents’ home owner’s insurance as long as they reside at home and are below a certain age. However, when they go off to a university, this all changes. No longer are they residing under their parent’s roof. Their belongings are no longer primarily on the premises of the family […]

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Get your numbers right: Guide to the right insurance

| January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you've chosen accounting as your profession, chances are that you love numbers. But that doesn't mean that they won't bite you back every once in a while. Everyone makes mistakes, but for accountants those mistakes can be far more costly than they are for other professionals. If you forget to carry the one or […]

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ICAS acts to strengthen CAs as business leaders, not bean-counters

| March 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has published research that it commissioned on public perceptions of the accountancy profession. ICAS has set out its actions which are designed to tackle the issues identified by the research. The main findings of the research revealed that the public believe that professional accountants carry out their […]

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A Students Guide to International Financial Reporting Standards

| March 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

What this book doesn’t tell you about accounting standards you probably don’t need to know. Clare Finch has produced a remarkable book, extremely well written and concise which brings to life in full colour the otherwise drab subject of accounting standards. A quick review shows why this book is an ESSENTIAL for all students sitting […]

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