Employer attitudes towards skills and qualifications were top of the agenda at a recent round table hosted by AAT. Rob Alder, AAT’s Business Development Manager, argues that employers need to work harder to capitalise on the hidden skills young employees acquire without even realising it.
The ambitious Saudisation programme aims to create 1.2 million new jobs for Saudi Arabia nationals in just two years. Claire Angus, AAT’s Assistant Director of Global Development, joined a technical and vocational training delegation visiting the country to find out more.
While news channels focus on the successful students, it’s easy to forget that many students don’t get the A-Level results they had hoped for. AAT career coach, Aimee Bateman, shares her experience of the dreaded day, and shows that she is living proof that bad A-Level results are not the end of the world.
With graduate unemployment rates at a high and the average university student debt rising to £45,000, vocational education and apprenticeships are becoming more attractive options for school and college leavers. Lancashire accounting apprentice and AAT student, Lisa Whiteside, talks about why choosing an apprenticeship was the best decision she made.
A year ago AAT established a relationship with Islington Academy with a view to setting up an apprentice scheme. One year on and the apprentices are going from strength to strength. Olivia Hill, AAT’s Head of HR, explains all .
AAT’s new short courses, AAT Essentials, are designed to provide core accountancy skills to business people not working in finance. They’re now available to AAT training providers.
As Scottish Apprenticeship Week kicks off (21-25 May), Iain Abernethy of Johnston Carmichael argues that apprenticeships are not only good for business – they are good for school leavers wanting to climb the career ladder too.
The routes into a career in accountancy are more varied than ever. Amanda Meyer, Professor of Accountancy at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Scotland, argues that non-traditional routes are now more prevalent than ever before.
Vocational training is sitting high on the news agenda thanks to National Apprenticeship Week. Jacqui Hepburn, Director of Alliance of Sector Skills Councils in Scotland, offers a glimpse of what is being done north of the border to plug the skills gap Our recent Scottish Sector Profile report looked at the profile of 24 sectors [...]
As part of a week-long series of posts celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, Helen Bloodworth, training manager from Baker Tilly, shows you the steps and considerations you need to go through when taking on an accountancy apprentice. Understand that taking on an apprentice is a long term investment (our apprenticeship programme lasts five years). If nurtured [...]