Trainee ICAEW Chartered Accountant - Apprenticeship


What does it mean to be a chartered accountant? 

Is it helping businesses make crucial decisions? Is it having a pivotal role and being at the forefront of an industry where your passion lies? Building sustainable change from the inside out? It’s all of it. Chartered accountants create, shape, and build strong economies and communities globally.    

The ACA is our globally recognised chartered accountancy qualification. It’s designed to provide trainees with the professional skills and strategic insight they'll need to make a real impact. 

Aspiring accountants can start their journey towards the ACA qualification straight after completing their A Levels via the apprenticeship route. Employers are interested in individuals from a range of study backgrounds, and you’ll learn everything you need to know in your ACA training agreement. 

What’s involved? 
Do you want to get paid while studying towards a globally recognised qualification, gaining invaluable experience along the way? ICAEW apprenticeships could be for you.   

When taking part in the apprenticeship you will gain the following:

1. Practical Work Experience 
As an apprentice, you will be working full time by your employer and learning on the job. This will enable you to earn a living, whilst gaining valuable experience, you will be able to apply the theory into practice.

2. Which route – ICAEW CFAB or ACA
You will have the opportunity to decide which path you would like to follow and will be allocated time to study for the option of your choice.

3. Your development
During the apprenticeship, you will be equipped with the knowledge skills and behaviours for a successful career in accountancy and finance.

4. Business skills
As you progress throughout your learning you will gather skills that will enhance your employability to prospective employers, such as commercial awareness, communication, time-management, etc.

For more information on what’s involved click here.

The ACA application process 

Trainees will need to have two passes (grades A*-E) or equivalent to start their apprenticeship.
Verity Murray BFP chose the apprenticeship route after completing her A Levels and followed her passion for equine and agriculture. She says, “Student support and wellbeing - ICAEW goes above and beyond. There are so many resources available throughout your whole ACA journey.”

Once qualified, the sky's the limit and we’re committed to getting you there. ICAEW Chartered Accountants have ended up analysing the finances for major fashion brands, advising charities on tax, shaping schools’ spending, and working on the boards of multinational consumer companies. Did you know that all 100 of the world’s leading brands employ ICAEW Chartered Accountants? All you have to do to join them is take that next step and apply. 

 Published on 25-01-2024
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