The RGU Graduate Apprenticeship in BA (Hons) Accounting
The RGU Graduate Apprenticeship in BA (Hons) Accounting is a government-funded way to train your next ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA).
The graduate apprenticeship is an accredited work-based learning programme combining an honours degree from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University with the globally recognised ICAS Chartered Accountant qualification.
This unique five-year course is funded by Skills Development Scotland, covering your trainee's university and class fees. The ICAS training contract fee and exemption fees will be met by the employer (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a detailed breakdown of fees).
To maximise the time spent gaining workplace experience and to accommodate students from throughout Scotland, the programme is mainly delivered through supported online learning. Additional classes are delivered on campus at RGU.
Academic study is combined with the required-minimum 600 days of practical experience. This approach allows your trainee to put their knowledge into practice, whilst being supported by a mentor and the university.
Honours degree and CA
The course is arranged over five years, with an honours degree awarded at the end of year four, and the ICAS CA qualification after the final year.
Your apprentice will be exempt from the Test of Competence (TC) level of the ICAS qualification.
Entry requirements are at the discretion of the employer, but it is recommended your apprentice has strong Higher or A Level results – like those that would secure a place at university. They should be a school leaver or a graduate with a non-accounting degree. They must also be resident in Scotland. There are no age restrictions to undertake this apprenticeship.
If you are interested in taking a graduate apprentice, please contact email@example.com. Funding places are allocated to employers annually on a first come first served basis and we encourage employers to get in touch early.