Posts tagged: "Career options"
Posted on August 5, 2016 by Alice Sturgess
My mother once attended a wedding where, in place of more traditional hymeneal accompaniments, strains of “Making your mind up” by Bucks Fizz blared through the venue (a narrow boat) inspiring a waves of unease amongst the assembled guests, for all that it was clearly designed as a light-hearted joke.
Fortunately, at the NAO, there is no stomach churning moment of decision required of you, nor do you have to swear before gathered friends and family that you will stay with your beloved as long as you both shall live. However, as you near the end of your training contract, you will have an important decision to make and inaction tends to be a decision in itself. more… The big decision: Financial audit or value for money work?
Posted on January 9, 2015 by Guest blogger
If you are reading this blog as someone who decided not to go to university, the following post might be for you. In addition to our graduate training scheme, we also offer opportunities for school leavers, and you can apply now to join our School Leaver Scheme later this year (deadline: 28 February). Alex Pullen, one of our School Leaver Scheme participants, tells you about his experiences so far.
Still deciding whether or not to go to university? Don’t worry, I felt the same way! I spent many an hour deciding whether I would benefit best from university or going elsewhere in the world of work. To this day I still wonder how things may have turned out through university, but I know I made the best choice for me. I thought I would need to go to university to gain the independence I wanted, but instead I found it here at the NAO. From the start date in September 2013, there has been no doubt I have enjoyed my time here so far. more… University – Yes or no? I made the best choice for myself
Posted on June 20, 2014 by Laura Wright
As an Assistant Auditor here at the NAO, I am studying for the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA course is one of a few Chartered Accountancy qualifications available to students within the UK (alongside ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA). It was therefore important for me (and you as prospective applicants!) to consider whether the qualification was suited to me when I applied for a job here, especially given the long hours of studying involved! more… 10 reasons for choosing the ACA qualification
Posted on March 14, 2014 by Guest blogger
We know that this blog is mainly for those of you interested in our graduate scheme. However, you don’t have to go to university to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant – you can also join us straight from school. The NAO graduate blog has invited Alex Pullen, one of our School Leaver Scheme participants, to tell us more about the scheme and what made him join it. P.S.: Our 2014 scheme is currently open for applications (deadline: 31 March).
Life choices are always somewhat of a challenge and even now I’m still asked why I didn’t go to university. I often still query my choice with lots of ‘what-ifs’, knowing of my friends enjoying life away from home. However, at the end of a hectic week of work and continuous sport, I get to relax and realise that actually I made the perfect choice for me. I’m earning, getting trained into a useful profession and I can still visit my friends at university most weekends to join in with the festivities. more… You don’t need a degree to become ACA qualified
Posted on February 7, 2014 by Robert Trevett
This is a somewhat unusual post given that this blog is about encouraging people to join the NAO and commit to three years of their professional lives (and much personal time to revision!) to the organisation. However, the reality is that some people will choose to leave after their time has been served. more… Options for the future, or: What can you do when you qualify?