20 new jobs from accounting technician apprenticeships

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A NATIONAL accountancy apprenticeship programme, which allows applicants to earn while they learn, is to create 20 new jobs in Limerick.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a funded, work-based learning programme where locally placed apprentices will earn at least €19,000 a year.

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Applications for the apprenticeships, which will be based at Limerick College Of Further Education, opened this week.

Leaving Cert students and mature learners can apply for the programme through Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Large accountancy firms such as Grant Thornton, smaller high street practices as well as organisations in industry and the public sector have embraced the new apprenticeship programme.

Their apprentices will work in the office four days a week and study in a local college one day a week during the two-year programme, which begins in September.

“When students complete the apprenticeship programme, they will have a strong, in-demand accountancy QQI Level 6 award, two years of solid work experience and the opportunity, if they wish, to progress to further study in accountancy, business or finance,” Chief Operations Officer at Accounting Technicians Ireland, Gillian Doherty explained.

“This is a pan-sectoral programme which meets the needs of industry, practice and the public sector, and graduates enjoy exemptions from the full range of professional accountancy bodies including Chartered Accountants Ireland, CPA, ACCA, CIMA and IIPA.”

For more details visit accounting technician apprenticeship.ie.