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Accountancy Apprenticeship to develop tomorrow’s finance professionals

01 December 2016

Applications are invited for a new Accountancy Apprenticeship commencing in January 2017.

Twelve placements are available for prospective applicants to work within Isle of Man companies and study towards a recognised qualification in bookkeeping and accountancy.

The scheme is the result of feedback from industry and a working partnership between the Department of Economic Development and Manx Professional and Educational Services (MPES).

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for the Department of Economic Development commented:

‘This scheme provides a great opportunity for Isle of Man residents to work towards a career in the important financial and professional services sector. The Accountancy Apprenticeship is yet another example of the work the Department is delivering to support industry sectors and develop the skills of the Island’s working population.

‘The response from industry to the introduction of this scheme has been tremendous. Companies including Manx Telecom, Bridgewaters and Kreston (Isle of Man) have all expressed their support for the Apprenticeship.’

Eddy Kewin of MPES commented:

‘This is a marvellous new initiative backed by the Department of Economic Development, which will help and benefit local young people and employers alike. MPES are pleased to work with Government to deliver this scheme and look forward to welcoming our first Accountancy Apprentices in the New Year.’

Christian Cowley of Kreston also commented:

‘We see the Accountancy Apprenticeship as an opportunity to recruit talented individuals right at the start of their career.’

Kelley Corlett of Manx Telecom added:

‘Manx Telecom is delighted to be part of the Apprenticeship scheme and to be investing in the future of the Island.’

Stephen Corran, Director at Bridgewaters said:

‘We think this is an amazing opportunity for young people to be integrated into business whilst still being given the opportunity to continue their studies.’

The Scheme is aimed at young people, however there is no age limit for applications.

Find out more about Apprenticeships in the Isle of Man.

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