What do Students Want from Work Experience Placements – Q&A with Abigail Durant

Students want practical skills, industry insight, and networking opportunities from work experience placements. Personal and professional development are key. Guidance on career paths is up there and students are keen for feedback to improve their skills. Students hope for a rewarding experience that prepares them for future employment.

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Why training future accountants and business professionals is an integral part of HB Accountants business

HB Accountant has always had a passion for recruiting and developing young talent. This passion is rooted in our 100+ year history and is evidenced by 5 of our managers, including Karen, one of our Directors, all starting HB as part of a training scheme. Karen, Catherine, Karen, Colin, and Barrie, all former trainees and with over 131 combined years of HB experience between them, are giving back by training the next generation. 

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Strengthening Our Team: Building a Vigilant Workforce at HB Accountants

Accountants play a vital role in preventing serious crimes like human trafficking by being watchful and reporting suspicious financial activities. HB Accountants are serious about this responsibility. Strengthening our team and building a vigilant workforce is paramount. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory part of our commitment to professional ethics. We ensure our team stays well-informed by using resources such as the ICAEW‘s AML educational drama, “All Too Familiar.”

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Skills, Learning and Employment Opportunities – HB attend Broxbourne Council’s Local Strategic Skills Partnership Workshop

Many businesses have vacancies for new staff at the moment but filling the roles is not as straight forward as simply finding a person. Businesses need to employ people with skills: the right skills for a particular industry or business task. Many industries are facing a skills shortage so the spotlight is now on understanding which specific skills local Broxbourne businesses need so that any gaps may be highlighted. This will allow local education organisations to provide the right courses to young people and local residents with the ultimate aim of opening up future employment opportunities. 

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The Kickstart Scheme Delivery Suprising Bonus for HB Accountants

The ICAEW are highlighting the work HB Accountants in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire are doing to address diversity within the profession, their apprenticeship program and their Kickstart experience – read more here

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HB Accountants are looking for a trainee accountant apprentice and a business administration apprentice to join the team – could an apprenticeship be for you?

HB Accountants are training firm in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, and we are all about empowering and inspiring young people to be the very best versions of themselves. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, we have developed an Education Partnership Programme (EPP) and for many years have worked in partnership with Hertford Regional College, taking on apprentices from local schools. 

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Could an apprenticeship be for you? We are looking for a trainee accountant to join our team

As a local training firm in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we have a passion for inspiring and empowering young people to live their dreams. As part of our CSR strategy, we have developed our EEP, Education Partnership Programme and for many years have worked in partnership with Herts Regional College, taking on apprentices from local schools. 

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Cash Bonus For Employers Who Take On A New Apprentice

HIRE AN APPRENTICE AND RECEIVE UP TO £4,000

Any employer hiring new apprentices from 1st April 2021 will be eligible for extended cash bonuses of up to £4,000. Until 30 September 2021, grants of £3,000 per new hire, regardless of the apprentice’s age, will be distributed from the Treasury. This is on top of the £1,000 payment provided for new apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, meaning that some employers could receive £4,000 in total.

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