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ACA training success stories

Read about how organisations benefit from employing ACA students, and read testimonials from the staff directly involved with ACA training.

More than 6,000 different types and sizes of companies and organisations around the world including business and commerce, public sector and accountancy firms already benefit by offering ACA training.

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Peter Estlin - Group Financial Controller, Barclays, UK
Offering the ACA helps us attract the best talent. The business benefits from access to skilled personnel, while individuals benefit from gaining an externally valued qualification. There’s goal congruency. We get something out of it; they get something out of it. I am surprised more organisations don’t do it. 
Hamzan Khan - Associate, PwC Dubai
In today’s world of accounting qualifications, the ACA stands as one of the oldest and most prestigious around. If you have it, you most certainly have an edge over others.
Andrew McLaren - Training Partner, Beever and Struthers, UK

As an independent firm with offices in Manchester, Blackburn and London, recruitment of ACA trainees is an integral part of our business model. Our broad client base enables us to provide students with exposure to both accountancy assignments and significant audit assignments, allowing them to fully develop a broad range of skills.

Zoe Pluckrose-Norman - People Director, Armstrong Watson
As an ICAEW-authorised firm, when we acquired an office in Glasgow in 2018 we wanted to ensure that we could offer the ACA to our students there. ICAEW worked with training providers and other local employers to ensure that there were sufficient numbers for a new cohort of ICAEW students in Glasgow. Based on this, we are now able to offer our Cumbrian students ACA training in Glasgow – which unlike Newcastle or Manchester – has better train connections to Carlisle.

ICAEW has supported our managers to understand the training programme, and more recently we offered to host one of their employer events to show our commitment to ICAEW studies in Scotland.