Testimonial from an accounting apprentice

Studying for an accounting apprenticeship

Studying for an accounting apprenticeship

Adam Milner, a student at Uxbridge College studying for an apprenticeship in accounting at Sebastian & Daughters, shares his experience below:

“Like all young people, when I was in school, I did not know what I wanted to do. The Head of my Sixth Form School suggested to attend a taster day for apprenticeships in an accountancy firm.. I did and I fell in love with the idea. I tried my best and successfully enrolled myself with Uxbridge College as an Accounting Apprentice on AAT Level 2 Accounting at Sebastian & Daughters.

It did happen for me and I really enjoy it but it only happened for me as I worked hard. There is a natural overlap throughout my learning experience which is very rewarding. I go to the College to learn new accountancy rules that I apply at my workplace. Simultaneously, I learn something at my workplace that gives me quite a head start as no one in my class really knows about it yet! Not only am I earning while I am learning, but I am also acquiring administrative experience which I would not learn only by going to college.

My future plan is to become a qualified Charted Accountant. As the ACCA links to my course modules, I will achieve a professional qualification without having to go to University. I am doing what I want to do and I am getting paid for it without any debt in the end!”