Jonathan Tait, Partner at Certax Accounting (Durham), said: “Employing apprentices has helped our business dramatically as it has ensured an efficient working business with hard working staff. This has enabled us to grow in size and stature within the accountancy market.
“Our apprentices’ skills have grown dramatically not only with their specific skills for accountancy but also in confidence with speaking and managing clients. Their overall skills are growing every day and we are very impressed with their overall knowledge.
“Studying at New College Durham has helped our apprentices to widen their accountancy knowledge, enabling them to do more advanced work within the workplace. We have received fantastic support from New College Durham and have built a great relationship with the College.
I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship scheme to other businesses as it helps your business grow in a cost effective way and you can train your apprentices in the way you like to work.”
An accounting apprenticeship focuses on developing practical accounting and finance skills while working within a business environment.