Are you “snookered” about what career to choose?

Choosing a career in accountancy doesn’t have to be “pot luck” according to Barry Hearn ACA and snooker impresario. ICAEW Insights recently included an article about Barry Hearn and his initial training and qualification as a Chartered Accountant. Since those early days, Barry has become President of the global sports promotion business, Matchroom, which promotes […]

Considering an Accounting Apprentice?

Considering an accounting apprentice

Factors to consider when recruiting an accounting apprentice The decision to take on an accounting apprentice should not be taken lightly. The whole process of recruitment, training and development can be daunting and exciting in equal measure and that goes for both employers and apprentices! Before taking the leap to recruit an accounting apprentice, we […]

Ground-breaking Apprenticeship Recruitment


Ground-breaking Apprenticeship recruitment, and for FREE! Sourcing and recruiting good quality accounting candidates can be quite a challenge at times, not just in recruitment agency costs, but also the time and manpower it takes to shortlist, interview and select the appropriate candidates. Realising this was a major barrier for considering taking on an apprentice for […]

Accounting Qualifications – DL vs Apprenticeships

Accounting Qualifications

Accounting qualifications – converting from distance learning to an apprenticeship. When we receive a distance learning enrolment form, we like to ask the student what their aspirations are, so that we can be sure that they have enrolled on the programme most appropriate for their needs. We have had a number of instances this year […]

Virtual Open Day Invitation

Virtual Open Day Invitation

Your invitation to our Virtual Open Day Are you: An employer who is considering taking on an apprentice? A school leaver who is interested to find out what a career in accounting and finance involves? Someone who wants to retrain in a different career or enhance their current skills base?   If so, our Accounting […]

Accounting Apprenticeships Bouncing Back!

Accounting Apprenticeships Bouncing Back

Accounting Apprenticeships are bouncing back! Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct hit on apprenticeships across all disciplines. However, following an initial reduction in activity during the first half of 2020, at Accountancy Learning we are excited to say that our accounting apprenticeships are bouncing back! The key issues facing the employment and […]

URGENT! if you hired new apprentices recently

New Apprentices hired recently?

New apprentices hired before 1.4.21? Please read this urgently! Time is running out for you to claim the incentive payments for new apprentices hired between 1st August 2020 and 31st March 2021. Eligible employers have until 31 May 2021 to apply for these incentive payments. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is currently reminding […]

Level 2 Accounts Apprenticeship

Level 2 Accounts Apprenticeship

Why is the Level 2 Accounts / Finance Assistant Apprenticeship still such a secret when it provides such an ideal entry route into so many careers – not just accountancy? At the beginning of 2020, FE Week announced that “Hopes for a level 2 business administration standard were shattered today after the new boss of […]

Working with the Top 100

Working with the Top 100

Working with the Top 100 Accountancy Firms Did you know, we work with accountancy practices from sole practitioners to multi-partner Top 100 accountancy firms? We have been delivering AAT training for nearly 30 years and providing training and support for accounting apprenticeships since they were introduced. Consequently, we have developed close working relationships with some […]

The Impact of Recruiting an Apprentice

Impact of recruiting an accounting apprentice

The positive impact of recruiting an accounting apprentice For many accountancy firms, particularly smaller practices, taking on an accounting apprentice can seem very daunting or just not practical. This was the conundrum faced by Catherine Smith from Catherine Smith & Co Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers. We recently interviewed Catherine to get the low down […]