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Two of our AAT Level 2 Accounting students have worked hard to secure jobs in industry this year. Ben Hughes and Humza Ahmed both impressed their employers during a work experience placement, and have now been offered permanent positions.
Ben has secured a position as an Apprentice Accountant at HWB Accountants in Eastleigh, where he will be trained to work alongside other accountants at the firm. Ben has been interested in maths since a young age, so felt that Accountancy was the best suited career route for him.
Commenting on his time at Eastleigh College, Ben said ‘Eastleigh is such a nice environment; the tutors have been so helpful and supportive. My favourite part of my course was learning the Sage software – this is an industry recognised programme and is really helpful!’
Humza took part in a week’s work experience at Winchester Bourne in Colden Common in March 2015, and has been offered a full-time Apprenticeship there as a Trainee Accountant. Humza’s favourite part of his course was learning Payroll systems, and he hopes to get more involved with this when he starts his Apprenticeship.
Jo Middlewick, Lecturer in AAT at Eastleigh College, was proud of the students for securing the roles: ‘Ben and Humza have worked extremely hard in their studies all year and I'm so pleased they've both been offered Apprenticeships based on their hard work whilst on work experience. They both took on board advice to find a placement early in the year rather than waiting until the summer, and both thoroughly deserve to have secured Apprenticeship places.’
Ben and Humza are also proud of their achievements and are pleased they chose this route through education. Ben commented, ‘Doing an Apprenticeship means you get ahead with work experience that other people your age might not have’.
‘It’s a quicker way to qualify than studying A levels and doing a degree’, added Humza, ‘the AAT course leads straight into ACA and ACCA, which means you can be earning money sooner’.
Congratulations to both students for working hard for the duration of their course and planning ahead for their careers – good luck in your Apprenticeships and we hope you achieve your career goals!
To find out more about the AAT Accountancy qualifications available at Eastleigh College, please visit the Accountancy career page or call our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 023 8091 1299.
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