The audit, accountancy and tax professions have recently been enhanced with the development of a new apprenticeship standard. The Professional Accountancy/Tax Technician Standard has been designed by a number of the major employers within these sectors including KPMG, PwC, EY and Deloitte, as well as a range of small and larger employers. Professional bodies and training providers have also been involved in the project that will now see more opportunities for young people to embark on their career in these sectors.
The new standard, supported by Nadhim Zahawi, the Prime Minister’s advisor on apprenticeships, will be classed as a Higher apprenticeship. This mean that learners no longer have to go to University to earn their professional qualification to work in the sector, and can do so irrespective of their background.
Employers as well as learners will benefit from the fact that other employers have designed the standard; learners will be taught the relevant skills needed now and in the future from the people at the forefront of the industry, and employers can tailor the apprenticeship based on their own requirements to make sure the training fits their needs as well as the learners. It’s hoped that this will attract even more employers to come on board to offer an apprenticeship programme, as these sectors are some currently suffering from a skills gap.
Filling a gap in skills in your business is only one of the benefits of hiring an apprentice. To find out more about how you could benefit from hiring an apprentice, contact Aspire Training Team on 01202 551553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.