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Encourage new entrants into the profession

ICAEW West of England is keen to support this year’s BASE competition for 16/17 year olds, and would encourage members to act as mentors for participating schools in our region.

If you are not familiar with it, BASE is ICAEW’s National Business and Accounting competition for school and college students. Teams of competitors engage in business challenges that enable them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW chartered accountant.

In the opening stage of the competition students will have to complete an online game and prepare a presentation based on their response to the challenge so far. They will present their ideas via video link, as if to a live audience.

Mentors are needed to engage with students, use their knowledge and skills to support them, and deliver guidance where necessary, particularly in the crucial opening stage.

“It’s a lot of fun, and mentoring is always a good way to make the mentor think deeply about the problems being encountered and to learn something, too.” says ICAEW West of England’s President, Neil Cutting.

Please contact Karen Evans our Regional Executive to discuss this opportunity.