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Advance notice – AAT website downtime

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just a reminder for AAT students the AAT is carrying out maintenance work to their website that will enable them to improve the services that they provide to you on Friday 3 May through to Monday 6 May. On these days, all online services currently accessed through your MyAAT account will be unavailable, so please plan accordingly. Please note, […]

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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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AAT members win awards

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Government Finance Profession awards ceremony was held in Brighton on 7 November, and two AAT members were winners on the night. PQ of the Year 2012 Bandhu Das, a financial controller at the Skills Funding Agency, won PQ of the Year. Since qualifying with AAT Bandhu has gone on to study with ACCA, and […]

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Understanding employers attitudes towards skills and qualifications

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

New research by AAT has shown that 92% of employers expect to increase or maintain their training budgets next year, despite the sluggish economy. So why is this, what specific skills are employers looking for, and how do they expect to develop them? To answer these questions, AAT hosted a roundtable event with a number […]

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AAT Becomes Full Member of IFAC

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The AAT has been elected to full membership of IFAC (International Federation of Accountants). IFAC is the global organisation for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. AAT is the first accounting technician body to become a full member of IFAC, having […]

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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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