Kent Accountancy Trainee Scheme
The Kent Accountancy Trainee Scheme provides an opportunity
for recent A-level (or equivalent) school or college
leavers to gain professional qualifications through a programme of
paid employment and study.
Trainees gain a range of work experience through a series of 12
month work placements in finance teams across the
organisation. These work placements, for example, could be in
the Revenue Monitoring team working closely with budget
managers, the Chief Accountant's team helping to produce
technical accounting information, a KCC finance project team, or
one of many other placements available throughout the Finance &
Procurement function. Each placement will give trainees a
variety of experiences and develop their skills set.
Lisa Elsworth, a current trainee on the Kent Accountancy
Trainee Scheme, has the following comments about the
scheme: "Working in finance in the public sector can be one of
the most interesting experiences you will ever get. The public
sector is changing and it's great to be involved in that change.
Each placement is different from the next, contributing towards
your professional development and your training to ACCA qualified
status. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants a foot in
the door to the accountancy world."
Professional training for Kent Accountancy Trainees is fully
funded and divided into two parts:
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT),
taking 3 years to complete.
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), taking a
further 3 years to complete.
The starting salary for Kent Accountancy Trainees is £14,383
and, based on first time exam passes and excellent workplace
performance, will gradually increase throughout the 6 years of
training up to approximately £26,000.
How to apply?
Recruitment is now open for the 2013 intake. Apply