Whitley Stimpson, a leading accountancy and business adviser in the area, is looking for high-level trainees who want to earn while they learn and acquire top qualifications without saddling themselves with student debt through going to university.
The company, which is dedicated to training and improvement in their staff, is taking part in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Higher Apprenticeships – a new way to start a career in accountancy.
The Higher Apprenticeships are ideal for young people with A levels at UCAS 300 points level and lead to the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business, which is equivalent to first year university level. It also represents the first six exams for the Institute’s chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA, and offers a qualification in assurance and audit or in tax matters.
Whitley Stimpson Human Recourses Manager, Tracy Williams, said: “We are noted for our investment in training at a higher level and this route into accountancy gives people the opportunity to earn while they learn.
“As they acquire qualifications they will also get practical key business, accounting and finance knowledge as well as getting experience of higher level business skills, such as team working, communication and presentation skills.”
Trainees attend the prestigious Reed Business School, based in a stunning 15th century manor house in the heart of the Cotswolds as part of their training.
Tracy Williams added: “After successfully completing their higher apprenticeship the company continues to support them to complete their training to become fully qualified. The big bonus is that they have a flying start to their career without having to spend years repaying student loans.”
Whitley Stimpson, which was founded 85 years ago, is ranked as one of the country’s top accountancy firms and has built up its expertise and reputation through continuous staff training and development and through building up specialisations to cater for the rapid change in global and local business practices. The company has grown significantly in recent years through mergers and takeovers.