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Skills for growth

Supporting tomorrow’s business leaders.

Social mobility

ICAEW supports people, from every part of society, to become tomorrow’s business leaders

Collaboration with the professions critical to the success of new service for adults and young people, says ICAEW.

Skills and financial capability

We understand the role of the accountancy profession in promoting economic and social progress. Our ‘Accountancy in society’ public policy work seeks to utilise the leadership skills within the profession to widen access to accountancy and improve financial capability in society.

Youth unemployment in the UK is currently at record levels. There are more than 1 million 16 to 24 year olds who are unemployed, with over 200,000 having been out of work for more than a year.

This research assesses the views of UK businesses towards offering job opportunities to young people who have been unemployed for longer than a year. It is based on a survey of ICAEW Chartered Accountants working in businesses of all sizes.

Enhancing work readiness

A lack of skilled workers has been widely cited as a key barrier to future growth and poses a significant challenge to social mobility. Many young people enter the labour market with valuable qualifications but they don’t always have experience of how to apply their academic achievements in the work place.  

ICAEW believe the accountancy profession has a role in solving this problem. One of ICAEW’s responses is BASE, a National Business and Accounting competition for school and college students aged 16 – 19, which supports the enhancement of work readiness among young people. 

Professions Week 2013

From 21 – 27 October 2013, Professions Week aims to increase interest of careers in the professions among 14 – 19 year olds, support teachers and careers advisers in accessing vital resources and raise awareness of the role of the professions with government. ICAEW is one of 15 founding bodies of the week, and we are encouraging all of our members, firms and students based in the UK to get involved.