National Apprenticeship Week brings together organisations and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, organisations and the wider economy.
This year's theme is ‘Skills for Life’. The week will reflect on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and help organisations to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with skills for the future.
Here at CIPFA we're marking the week by showcasing the achievements of our apprentices and employers – as well as highlighting our professional accountancy and counter fraud apprenticeships.
Browse the links below to find out more, keep an eye on CIPFA's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn activity across the week and join the conversation using #NAW2023 and #SkillsForLife.
In this video Parveen Sahota, Lauren Gough and Ryan Auer, three current and former CIPFA apprentices, share their thoughts on why they chose a career in public finance, their experiences studying with CIPFA and advice for those beginning their journey in the public sector.
Our apprentice stories
Suman Chaudhary - You learn so much
We spoke to CIPFA apprentice Suman Chaudhary from Reigate and Banstead Borough Council about her Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship journey. She and her line manager, Michaela Lambart explain how both have learnt a great deal from the experience.
Read more about Suman's apprenticeship journey.
Sarah Robinson - A fulfilling career
We talk to Sarah Robinson, management accountant for Commercial Services at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and her manager, Sarah Clark about how her CIPFA Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship has set her up for a fulfilling career in the public sector.
Read more about Sarah's apprenticeship journey.
Stewart Findlay - A fresh look
In this interview, CIPFA apprentice Stewart Findlay from The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust shares his Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship journey. He and his line manager, Ivan Bradshaw explain how both have learnt a great deal from the experience.
Read more about Stewart's apprenticeship journey.
Rachel Pizzey - A rewarding role
We spoke with Rachel Pizzey, Trainee Accountant at Gateshead Council, and her line manager finance business partner Carole Smith about the highlights, challenges and benefits of the CIPFA Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship Rachel is undertaking.
Read more about Rachel's apprenticeship journey.
Charlie Lowe - More than a qualification
In this interview, CIPFA apprentice Charlie Lowe from Sefton Council discusses his CIPFA Level 7 Accountancy Professional Qualification journey. He and his line manager, Andrew Bridson explain the benefits of the CIPFA apprenticeship.
Read more about Charlie's apprenticeship journey.
CIPFA is an approved and established apprenticeship training provider and delivers apprenticeships in accountancy and counter fraud to over 200 employers. If you're considering recruiting an apprentice or upskilling an existing member of your team, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org