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Grow your finance team with an AAT Apprentice!

Posted: 21 August 2018 at 12:41 pm | Author: Lauren Daws

If you’re looking to expand your finance team, there’s no better way to do so than developing an apprentice whilst they study towards an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. With apprenticeships on the rise, we take a look at how taking on an AAT apprentice could be the smart way to recruit:

Low-cost training

An AAT apprentice will be learning on-the-job and contributing to your finance department at the same time as studying for their qualification!

Whilst you’re expected to pay your apprentice the National Minimum Wage for apprentices (£3.70 as of April 2018), funding is available to cover training costs. If you’re a non-levy paying business, then much of your apprentice’s course fees will be funded by the government; and if you are a Levy payer you can use your levy pot/digital account to fund apprenticeship training.

Build the skills relevant to your business

Employing an AAT apprentice allows you to train them in a way that best suits your business. Our AAT Accounting and Bookkeeping programmes will equip your apprentice with practical skills and knowledge that are essential to everyday work, and crucial to your business!

Create a loyal workforce

Not only does employing an apprentice allow you to develop an employee whose skills and experience match your business perfectly, it can also help you to reduce staff turnover.  Showing an interest in their learning and employing apprentices after the completion of their apprenticeship can help you to create a loyal workforce.

Find out more

If you have any questions or just want to know more about taking on an AAT Apprentice, call Laura Kemp for a non-obligatory chat on 01480 422060.

Or, if you’re interested in training up your existing staff with an AAT qualification, click here!

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