Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 #NAW2021 - 8 to 12 February

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 brand-new counter fraud apprenticeships.

Browse the links below to find out more, keep an eye on CIPFA’s Twitter and LinkedIn activity across the week and join the conversation using #NAW2021 and #BuildTheFuture.

Why choose a CIPFA apprenticeship?

Watch our video featuring Parveen Sahota, Lauren Gough and Ryan Auer, three current and former CIPFA apprentices sharing 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.

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Making a mark at Hammersmith & Fulham

Honor Green is a Principal Accountant in Children's Services within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and recently completed her CIPFA Level 7 Professional Accountancy Apprenticeship. She shares how this helped launch her career in public finance.

Honor's story

Catch up on our Counter Fraud Apprenticeship webinar

If you missed our special webinar introducing the brand-new Level 4, levy-funded Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship, you can now watch our recording of the session.

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Work-based coaching in the time of COVID-19

CIPFA's work-based learning coaches provide professional support to both apprentices and their employers. For coach Tim Jones, it has been rewarding to guide apprentices through their programme and to see them adapting to the new online normal.

Tim's story

Insights from Worcestershire County Council

We spoke with Stephanie Simcox, Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Service Finance) for Worcestershire County Council about her experience employing finance apprentices during the pandemic.

Stephanie's story

Fighting fraud in the public sector through training

CIPFA's Counter Fraud Apprenticeship Manager, Heidi Loren de Sousa, explains how the new Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship is the best choice for those seeking to make a significant impact on the post-pandemic world by helping to negate the presence of fraud in the public sector.

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