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    University – Yes or no? I made the best choice for myself

  • Posted on January 9, 2015 by

    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.

    school-leaversStill 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

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  • Knowing me, knowing you – speed dating at the NAO

  • Posted on September 5, 2014 by

    Speed dating“Speed dating?” I said, incredulously, when I first heard that this was part of the induction programme for graduate trainees and school leavers.

    “I know the social side of the NAO is good, but…. really?” more… Knowing me, knowing you – speed dating at the NAO

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  • You don’t need a degree to become ACA qualified

  • Posted on March 14, 2014 by

    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).

    TrainingLife 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

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