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Practical work experience

Practical work experience is gained as part of a training agreement with one of our authorised training employers around the world. You need to complete at least 450 practical work experience days, which normally takes between three and five years. The knowledge, skills and experience you gain as part of your training agreement are invaluable, giving you the opportunity to put what you’re learning into practice.



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Your work experience log

Log your progress throughout your ACA training.

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Prior work experience

In certain circumstances we will recognise work experience gained before entering your training contract, which can reduce the duration of your contract.

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Secondments and part-time working

ICAEW define a secondment as work that is performed outside of your training employer. Secondments can be very valuable and can help you to broaden your work experience and skills set.

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