Create careers in accountancy with the Accounting Technicians Ireland Apprenticeship scheme (Sponsored)

Dec 05, 2019


Dublin companies can help create 40 jobs in the capital through boosting their finance teams by participating in the Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) Apprenticeship scheme.

The programme leads to a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Accounting and successful graduates may then progress to full accountancy with Chartered Accountants Ireland or one of the other professional accountancy bodies. The programme attracts high-calibre applicants set on a career in accountancy.

This apprenticeship provides a real alternative for Leaving Certificate students who prefer practical training to a full-time college programme, or for students who may have embarked on a college course and found it didn’t suit them.

How the ATI Apprenticeship Scheme works

Employers pay apprentices the national minimum wage (€19,000 per annum) and three week’s paid study leave per year, which includes exam dates, during the two-year programme.

Accounting Technician apprentices work four days a week with a registered employer and attend college lectures one day a week on a Tuesday at ATI’s Academy. They are supported by both a college and workplace mentor, and college tuition is fully funded by SOLAS. When apprentices are outside of college term, they work five days a week. Exams take place in August.

Large accountancy firms such as Grant Thornton and BDO, smaller high street practices as well as organisations in industry and the public sector have embraced the apprenticeship programme. This is a modern, practical route to a career in accountancy in which employers nurture talented participants with the potential to become professional Accounting Technicians.

ATI is inviting Dublin employers interested in recruiting for January 2020 to get in contact as soon as possible. 40 places are available on the programme, commencing Tuesday January 14.

Mature students

It is also an attractive option for existing employees and mature learners who would like to pursue a career in accounting. ATI sources and screens applicants and then refers them to employers for interview.

Contact us now

Prospective employers should contact Accounting Technicians Ireland on 01-6498191 or email apprenticeship@accountingtechniciansireland.ie for more information.

(This article is sponsored by Accounting Technicians Ireland)