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What it means to become a chartered accountant with Phoebe

about 1 month ago by Nassim Gribi

What does it mean to you to pass you ACA exams? Passing my ACA exams makes me feel so proud of myself and relieved that the work I put in has paid off. It is such a widely recognised qualification and I feel like I can do anything now! What were the challenges to studying and how did you overcome them (was lockdown a difficult factor?) I did face some challenges along the way, life can get in t...

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Top Tips for training remotely from ICAEW students

4 months ago by Sarah Hobbs

This week our talented group of Campus Ambassadors (CAs) have been sharing their expert advice on how they are adapting to the strains and limitations of remote learning whilst at university. Here is what they had to say  We asked How do you stay motivated and focused when studying remotely?  Seven key themes arose from this question, but creating a schedule was the most prevalent view. Here is...

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How does diversity add value to the accountancy profession?

4 months ago by Nassim Gribi

Accountancy is a profession, which is associated with a certain stereotype and some people may think that it is only accessible to those with a particular background. However, the reality is that the profession requires people from a variety of backgrounds with different ways of thinking. There are various career paths available to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and achieve the BFP and AC...

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Going virtual with PwC

7 months ago by Nassim Gribi

We asked PwC to explain the new ways employers are recruiting because of lockdown and how students can prepare for them. Here's what they had to say! A moment with PwC Employers are increasingly using virtual tools to assess candidates as part of the selection process. We understand this can be nerve-wracking, especially if it’s your first attempt at applying, but remember that employers are ju...

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Workplace Culture

12 months ago by Nassim Gribi

From treadmill desks to segways: Work your way   We sit down with Cooper Parry and discuss how their workplace is the ideal spot for students who want all the benefits! We are talking flexible working. We are talking treadmill desks.We are talking a people empowering work culture. Orianne Wightman, part of the People Team at Cooper Parry, talks us through how their workplace is motivating staff...

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Looking after the mental health of our LGBT+ community

about 1 year ago by Nassim Gribi

Last month I attended an event where Simon Blake OBE, Chief Exec of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) spoke about mental health for LGBT+ employees in the workplace. One statistic stuck in my mind: that 62% of graduates who are openly LGBT+ at university go back into the closet upon joining their first employer. This took me back 20 years. When I started my career - despite having a very open boss...

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