Support your employees with funded training (Sponsored)

May 20, 2020

Given the speed at which the current landscape has forced businesses across Ireland to adapt, supporting your employees to upskill and advance their careers has never been so crucial.

The Accounting Technicians Ireland Apprenticeship is a two-year, work-based programme which enables participants to work in the office for four days a week during the academic year, and study in their local college one day a week.  

The qualification equips participants with the skills to progress both within their role and organisation, bringing real value to business functions such as accounts preparation, recording receipts and payments, processing invoices, payroll, and budgeting, which are more critical than ever.

With the programme currently accepting applications for this autumn, organisations benefit from their employee gaining an in-demand accountancy QQI Level 6 award, while having the college tuition fully funded by the State.

This year, the course will be offered in seven regions across Ireland – Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Monaghan, Galway, Wicklow, and Waterford – making it easier for participants to balance work, study and personal commitments.

Modules studied include Taxation, Financial Accounting, Business Law, and Financial Data Management, with graduates enjoying exemptions from professional accountancy bodies, including Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Employers currently supporting the programme range from large professional services firms, such as Grant Thornton, BDO, and Mazars, to smaller practices and businesses. Industry and the public sector are also strong supporters of the Accounting Technicians Ireland Apprenticeship.  

Dave McGarry, Audit Partner at PFK O’Connor, Leddy & Holmes, says it is an excellent means of engaging with driven employees. Dave is the Chair of the Apprenticeship Consortium and has hired apprentices since the programme was launched in 2017.

“We would highly recommend the Accounting Technicians Apprenticeship programme to all businesses as a great way to attract or retain talented professionals in their organisations.”

Accounting Technicians Ireland are currently accepting employer applications to their Apprenticeship programme which commences this autumn.

To speak to a member of the ATI team, call 01 649 8191 or email

Visit ATI’s website here.

(This article is sponsored by Accounting Technicians Ireland.)