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Develop the next generation of audit talent

ICAEW is committed to opening up access to the accountancy and finance profession. We continue to work with various partners to ensure a variety of entry routes are available to help you attract, train and retain talented individuals to audit.

Here is an overview of the increasing entry routes into the audit profession.

Routes into the audit profession

Suitable for school leavers, graduates or non-finance staff, ICAEW CFAB teaches fundamental knowledge and practical skills in finance, business and accounting. Achievable in as little as 12 months, it’s a standalone qualification or can serve as a route towards the ACA.

Tuition for the Higher Apprenticeship in Assurance/Audit or Taxation is usually 100% government funded for school leavers in England and Wales. Over 12 to 24 months your students could achieve ICAEW CFAB as part of the Apprenticeship, which can then be a route to the ACA.

Attract talented school leavers who are focused on a career as a chartered accountant at an early age to join your three to five year training programme.

Recruit ambitious graduates from any degree discipline straight onto a career path as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant to join your three-four year training programme.

Hire a graduate from one of our strategic partner universities and they’ll come to you with a relevant degree and some of the ACA exams already completed.

For those who are studying for, or have completed AAT Level 4, there is a fast track route to the ACA qualification.

Recruitment support

If you have audit training vacancies to fill, we can help you to meet potential students and promote your organisation at schools and universities. We host presentation and networking sessions for potential students, facilitate interactive business skills sessions, provide posters and copies of our recruitment  brochures, which explain the ACA to your potential students. We can also promote your audit training vacancies to our register of interested potential students using bespoke emails, social media and via Training Vacancies.

How to train ACA students

More than 2,850 different types and sizes of organisations around the world already benefit by offering ACA training. To train ACA students, you or your organisation will need to be authorised. Authorisation is a simple process that is free of charge and fast.

Find out more:

E darren.marshall@icaew.com 
T +44 (0)1908 248 338