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Co-designed with employers, this Foundation Apprenticeship will help school pupils develop the skills they need to enter a career in the accountancy industry.
The Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy includes:
Example of course units include:
Pupils should have a good level of written and spoken English, and good numeracy skills. They should have an interest in working in accountancy and a motivation to succeed in the sector, as well as communication and team working skills.
Potential apprentices are selected for the apprenticeship by their school. Pupils will go through a recruitment process arranged by college/learning provider, which we encourage you to get involved in.
Pupils will form the skills, knowledge, and competence to progress to employment in the financial services sector via a Modern Apprenticeship, further vocational training or academic study.
If you’re looking to hire, the Foundation Apprenticeship offers you an opportunity to spot talented pupils and assess their skills over a longer period than a regular interview process would allow.
As an employer, you can decide what level of involvement you have in the apprenticeship You can discuss this with the college or local authority you’re working with.
There’s no financial cost to you as an employer because the learner is still at school. However, the investment of your time - great or small - can bring you lasting rewards with access to talented and driven young people for your workplace.
Pupils study a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of their school subjects usually over fifth and sixth year.
During this apprenticeship each pupil must complete a work placement of approximately one day a week in S6 to help them build the evidence needed to complete the units from the AAT or ACCA Award.