New research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has discovered that 36% of people responsible for finances in small and medium businesses do not have a relevant qualification. What’s more, as a result of not having qualified finance staff, every SME in the UK could have lost an average of £1,277, due to issues such as tax miscalculations, unpaid invoices and fines - the equivalent of £2.9 billion across the UK economy.
Damar Training has been delivering apprenticeships for over 30 years and has recently been shortlisted by the AAT as its “small training provider of the year”. We have teamed up with the AAT and Linder Myers Solicitors to offer a free breakfast seminar aimed at organisations in South Manchester and Stockport who would like to improve their accounts functions. The event takes place Wednesday 20th May at the Apprenticeship Store in Stockport. Full details and a booking form here.
The seminar will cover:
- Funding support available for AAT qualifications
- Grant funding for businesses that recruit apprentices (up to £4,500 per head is currently available in Stockport)
- How to recruit an accounts apprentice
- Legal and regulatory aspects of employing young people
- How the training is delivered
- This event is targeted primarily at in-house finance and accounts teams from organisations based in Stockport or South Manchester as well as owner-managers who look after the finance function in their organisations.
The event will include a presentation from a Damar higher accountancy “apprentice graduate” and their employer, as well a short session from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
Employers will be able to meet a small group of the “Class of 2015” – candidates who are looking for apprenticeships in accountancy this year.