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Grow your own talent

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lesley Nelson, Finance Manager at the Big Lottery Fund talks us through the steps and considerations employers need to take when starting an apprenticeship scheme. Every year, the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment. Naturally, finance is […]

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Apprenticeships must be on equal footing with university degrees

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apprenticeships must be on equal footing with university degrees, according to a major report As the latest NEET figures reveal numbers are still at a record high, a new study highlights the role apprenticeships play in getting school and college leavers into work Just under a million 16 to 24 year olds are currently unemployed […]

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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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Employers shunning traditional school qualifications

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

UK employers are shunning traditional school qualifications according to new research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Just 22% of employers think qualifications are an important factor when considering who to hire while 88% focus on candidates’ skills. The research findings substantiate the CBI’s First Steps report on school reform, published today, which calls […]

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Future of skills development and employer engagement

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Training budgets are set to remain stable despite the sluggish economy, according to new research released by AAT. The future of skills development and employer engagement: challenges and opportunities report examines employer attitudes towards skills and qualifications. The report looks at employers’ thoughts on the value of qualifications to their organisation and their staff, and […]

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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’s approach to e-learning wins award

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

AAT has won the prestigious Gold award for the ‘best use of rapid e-learning’ at the 2012 e-learning awards. Over the past two years, AAT has begun to adopt and implement e-learning materials to support students through their studies and training providers in their delivery of the qualification. This new suite of materials took shape […]

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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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