Think you have what it takes to be a successful accountant? Let ICAEW lead the way…

Step Inside Accountancy - ICAEW Insight Event

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Experience overview

Who better yet to introduce you to the world of accountancy than the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) - the leaders in accountancy. You'll hear all about the organisation and how you can succeed in this fast-paced sector. Kickstart your career in accounting and get your application in today!

This programme links to careers such as: accountant (commercial and personal), auditor, actuary, CFO, insurance broker, data analyst and more. Subject links include: maths, computing, business and economics. Note: you don't need to study these subjects to apply for or enjoy the programme this is simply to give you an idea about which subjects tie most closely to a career in accountancy.

What’s included?

ICAEW will introduce you to the sector as well as the different career paths you could take. You'll hear from the experts, take part in quizzes and activities, and discover skills you didn't know you had! You'll also get the chance to question current professionals (who are just a few steps ahead of you) to find out more about application processes and their top tips. 

Students in years 10-13 are welcome to apply
Students in years 10-13 are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
4 live webinars
4 live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Module 1: Accountancy in the UK

We're kicking off this event by taking a look at accountancy in the UK today; we'll share some history and explain how big this sector is, we'll even look at the current trends, so you get a well-rounded picture. You'll also hear some compelling reasons to pursue a career in accountancy, and we'll get you on the road by mapping out some of the career pathways.

Module 2: Accountancy and business
Module 3: Hear from the professionals
Module 4: Your next steps in accountancy

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
Programme dates: 27th February - 3rd March
Application deadline: 17th February

Meet industry professionals


Zoe Stubbings

Student Recruitment Team

Akin Dogankaya

Student Engagement Team

Zoe Haysom

Accounting and Business Advisory Team

What students say

Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
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