Posted on November 11, 2016 by Mikey Brooks
My first year is over as a trainee and my transition from an AA1 to AA2 complete. I managed to fit quite a lot into a single 12 month period; 6 exams, interim and final audit, one Christmas party, 2 office quizzes, 2 cluster lunches, numerous socials, 9 weeks away from home and a year older. As I write this I have just passed my next 3 exams and have a month to go until my final 3 of this year. The pace hasn’t let up since I arrived but it certainly hasn’t been boring. more… One night on Audit… Followed by another 364.
Posted on November 4, 2016 by Suhaib Motala
Our graduate training scheme is currently open for applications. If you are still to embark on the application journey, here’s a quick reminder on what to expect over the next few weeks. Good luck!
Applying for a job can be a very daunting task. I can still remember, during my final year, staying up late into the night trying to find the right words to express my desire to work for Company A. In order to make these times a little less stressful for you, this post will hopefully provide you with a quick guide on how to apply to the NAO. more… A quick guide on how to apply
Posted on September 9, 2016 by Alice Sturgess
Over the next few weeks, my intake are due to sign off our ICAEW training files and officially complete the ACA. We’re going to be issued Audit Principal contracts and many of us are moving teams. more… Onwards and upwards (or, my only regret is Colin Firth)
Posted on September 2, 2016 by Guest blogger
As our new trainees start their second day with us, here’s some more advice from those who know best. Learn from Robert, one of our previous trainees who has successfully qualified as an accountant, how to deal with clients, get organised in the office and keep up at college.
You might have already come across the first part of my thoughts on how to make life as a trainee a bit better. As said in my last post, my words of wisdom were too many to just cram them into one blog post so here’s the follow-up – and my last ever post on this blog! more… Top tips… for someone starting the programme (part 2)
Posted on September 1, 2016 by Guest blogger
A very warm welcome to our new trainees who join us today! To help you get off to a good start, we’ve dug out a blog post from our previous trainee Robert on what to expect and how to make the most of your time at the NAO. Good luck – we are glad to have you on board.
Having recently qualified and gaining promotion, I am no longer a graduate trainee and thus my time on the blog must come to an end (don’t worry, others will replace me). Before I head off, it was suggested that I note down a few thoughts on how to make life as a trainee a bit better. more… Top tips… for someone starting the programme (part 1)