National Apprenticeship Week

Thousands of apprentices, employers and organisations are working with the National Apprenticeship Service this week to celebrate the apprenticeship community, promote the benefits of apprenticeships, and showcase the resilience of apprentices and employers during the pandemic.

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 and LinkedIn activity across the week and join the conversation using #NAW2022 and #BuildTheFuture.

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.

Spotlight on our counter fraud apprenticeship

We spoke to Jack Mills and his line manager, Jason Pengilly from Cornwall Council, about how they're finding the CIPFA Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship.

An employer's perspective

We spoke to Kathryn Long, Commercial Finance Business Partner at Essex County Council about the benefits of employing apprentices. Kathryn oversees the professional study scheme and Graduate Finance Trainee Programme.

On being a newly qualified apprentice

Giedra Lukminaite recently completed her CIPFA Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship. In this short recorded interview she explains why she's passionate about working in the public sector, and how she has already secured a new permanent position.

An apprentice and their coach

We spoke to CIPFA apprentice Charlotte Bower, lead finance business partner at the Ministry of Justice, and her work-based learning coach Christine Walls, about her CIPFA Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship. Together they explore how the relationship between an apprentice and their coach works and why it's so important.

Making a difference in the NHS

In this recorded interview we talk to Lily Bowness, Management Accountant at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. When she started her CIPFA Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship she knew very little about finance and is now relishing the challenge of maximising limited resources to deal with immense service pressures as a management accountant.

Contact us

CIPFA offers a range of accountancy and counter fraud apprenticeship programmes. If you're considering recruiting an apprentice or upskilling an existing member of your team, get in touch: apprenticeships@cipfa.org