If you’re nifty with numbers and are considering a career in accountancy, there are a number of options available to you and they don’t just include an undergraduate degree. An apprenticeship can be a great avenue when you’re beginning your accountancy career, here’s why:
Earn whilst you learn
With current tuition fees totting up to £9,188, it’s no secret that going to university can leave you with a chunk of debt by the time you graduate. As an apprentice, you can skip the debt, as you are paid whilst you learn your trade.
Gain practical experience
Aside from learning the theory behind accountancy in a classroom setting, as an apprentice you get the opportunity to put that theory into practice. You will gain real-life experience in a variety of accountancy and financial tasks – much sooner than your peers in university.
Learn from your colleagues
As you will be spending much of your time in the office, within a team of qualified accountants, you can ask your colleagues questions as and when they arise. You may be surprised by just how much you can learn in this way!
Credit to: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/blog/the-benefits-of-an-accountancy-apprenticeship-3848