Age: 14-19

Duration: 1

Industry: Accountancy

Application deadline: 06/04/2023

Dates: 12/04/2023 – 12/04/2023

Timings: 16:00 – 17:00

Think you know Accountancy? You’re in for surprise. Join the Early Careers team from ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) as they bust some of the most common myths associated with a career in Accountancy.

Find out more about how to become a Chartered Accountant after leaving school, discover the variety of roles and industries you can work in and learn what skills employers are really looking for.

In this one hour workshop you will find out more about:

• The common misconceptions about a career in accountancy

• The skills you need to be successful in the profession

• The variety of roles, opportunities and different sectors you can work in

• Which routes are available to you, from apprenticeships, to school leaver programmes as well as university options

• What your next steps are, including further skill development opportunities, where to apply and how to find out more!

When applying, answer the following questions

Have you heard of ICAEW before? ( don’t worry if your answer is NO, as we are looking forward to meeting you!)
What do you think is the most important skill you need to be able to work in Accounting and Finance?

About Speakers for Schools (ICAEW North West)

Having access to leading figures disrupts this pattern and allows state school students to engage with influential people who can share inspiration on pursuing their ambitions and broaden their horizons. That’s why we specifically reach state schools, academies and colleges that have students affected by area deprivation, disadvantage and lack of networks. We’re here to connect the dots and shake up the current system to change the status quo. Our aspirational engagements, put young people in touch with the very best, to spark their ambitions and the belief in what is possible for the future. Speakers for Schools brings together eminent figures of today, from FTSE 100s and arts leaders to CEOs and tenured professors, creating a dynamic network of thousands of school talks and esteemed work experience placements – all for free. So far, we have reached over 1,000,000 students nationwide through our school talks and work experience programme. Speakers for Schools facilitates over 2,500 engagements and placements a year, having reached over a third of all secondary schools and colleges across the UK. Founded by Robert Peston and chaired by Andrew Law with a board of trustees, it is funded by the Law Family Charitable Foundation.