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Finance assistant apprentice case study

Tayla Riviere started her finance apprenticeship in 2013–2014, and is now an assistant accountant.

How I started my apprenticeship

Picture of Tayla Riviere apprentice‘My apprenticeship was with the finance department. I started off doing basic admin tasks which helped me get used to working in an office environment. I also studied AAT, which is a well-known and respected accounting qualification. Over time, I was given extra responsibilities and more challenging work that I could apply to my studies.

‘After deciding I did not want to go to university due to the fees and intense learning, I looked into other options for school leavers. An apprenticeship seemed perfect for me. Gaining work experience and an accredited qualification seemed like a no brainer to me!’

What I’m doing now

‘I have now secured a permanent job as an assistant accountant within the finance department, completed the AAT qualification and started my chartered accounting qualification.

‘It is one of the best decisions I have ever made, if it wasn’t for the apprenticeship scheme I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have gained so much knowledge and confidence over the past five years, and I owe that to the apprenticeship scheme. If you are lucky enough to secure an apprenticeship, embrace it and make the most of the opportunity.’