National Apprenticeship Week: 5 – 11 February
This week is National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2024 and we caught up with Roseanne Bennett, Partner and training lead at GWA and 3 of our apprentices currently working on the AAT [Association of Accounting Technicians] qualification.
Roseanne explained, “At Greaves West & Ayre we regularly look for talented individuals to join our Apprenticeship training programme, which includes the AAT qualification.
Our training includes spending time at college or live online learning and working as small teams within our Accounts and Tax Departments, where our apprentices have the opportunity to work hands on. We have teams of mixed ability colleagues being coached and supervised to a high standard. This collective and ongoing mentoring develops both the practical tools and softer skills to support growth and provide them with confidence. Thus, allowing them to develop the professional technical and soft skills required to deliver quality client service.
By equipping our apprentices with a wide range of skills and experiences from across our workplace this provides us with well-rounded individuals ready to progress in their career and perhaps become Chartered Accountants. Investing in our Apprenticeship training programme is fundamental to Greaves, West & Ayre.”
Our apprentice, Michael Beveridge added, “The courses provided by the AAT compliment the training we receive from our senior colleagues here at Greaves West & Ayre. In house we are taught how to prepare accounts to the GWA standard; this allows us to provide our clients with the highest quality work that they are used to receiving from us.
Training off site with the AAT gives a different experience and a greater in depth understanding of Accounting. Your knowledge is tested in every session through different scenarios and knowledge tests. Most of the training is provided in Newcastle, which gives you the opportunity to meet and interact with other AAT apprentices”.