Aspiring accountants learnt how to improve their career prospects when they visited global financial giant KPMG.
Around 20 accountancy pre-apprentices from The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) took part in the Careers Day at the company’s head office at Canary Wharf.
KPMG is one of the four biggest accountancy firms in the world providing audit, tax and advisory services and employing around 174,000 people.
The group took part in workshops and activities run by staff from KPMG in partnership with the charity Volunteering Matters.
The workshops focused on employability including CV and cover letter writing, job applications and interview techniques. The pre-apprentices also participated in a presentation and question and answer session a director and partner at KPMG and learnt about career opportunities at the company.
Accountancy pre-apprentice Sufiyan Xec, 19, said: “It was a really well organised event. I really enjoyed it and It gave me more insight into accounting as a profession and where I want to be in the future, as well as help on how I could improve my CV.
“It seemed like a great environment to work in and somewhere I would like to work when I finish my course.”
Another pre-apprentice Adeel Ahmed, 23, said: “It was really interesting. I learnt more about the audit side of accountancy and what other businesses are doing, and I am now thinking about that as a career.”
CONEL offers AAT Accountancy courses and apprenticeships at Levels 1 to 4, enabling study towards chartered qualifications, namely CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW, or alternatively a degree.
Jacqueline Dyett, Curriculum Manager for Business and Accounting at CONEL, said: “Events like these really broaden our students’ skills and experience, and bring to life what they’ve learnt at College
“They also give them a chance to find out more about what employers are looking for, which can give them a real advantage when applying for jobs in the future.”
- Last Updated: 01 November 2016