Saturday 17 March 2018

Opportunities add up for new accounting apprenticeships

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created by Ireland's first-ever accounting technician apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will address the continuing increasing demand (up 11pc year-on-year) for accounting technicians across all sectors.

Major accountancy firms and businesses throughout Ireland are offering both school leavers and mature students the chance to 'earn as they learn' in the inaugural Accounting Technician Apprenticeship.

The programme, run by Accounting Technicians Ireland, will be based in an increasing amount of colleges nationwide in the coming years, and aims to create 800 jobs by 2021.

This new apprenticeship provides an alternative for Leaving Certificate students who prefer practical training to a full-time college programme.

It is also an attractive option for existing employees and mature learners who would like to pursue a career in accounting.

Large accountancy firms such as Grant Thornton and BDO, smaller high street practices as well as organisations in industry have come on board.

Irish Independent

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