ICAS Foundation

The ICAS Foundation helps make a difference to academically talented young people from disadvantaged communities by helping them take their first steps into a professional career in accountancy or finance. This is achieved through financial support, a mentoring scheme and internships that add important skills and experiences required upon graduation.

Over 100 CAs are currently mentoring ICAS Foundation students, supporting them to make the most of their university experience and plan their future career. This support is vital to our work and exposes students to the benefits of the CA qualification.

We also support students to secure an internship during summer breaks to build skills and experience needed to enter the workplace. We work in partnership with accountancy firms and industry to secure paid opportunities for our students.

We rely on CAs to support our work. You can find out more about how your support can help benefit the accounting profession in our recent publication and through the articles below.

It is vitally important that we do all we possibly can to give any aspiring, but disadvantaged, future Chartered Accountants and finance professionals, the opportunity to succeed. As ICAS members and as a profession, I believe we can do more to help a disadvantaged generation get on or stay on a ladder of progress.

- Sir David Tweedie, Past President & Chair of Trustees ICAS Foundation

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The ICAS Foundation is a Charity registered in Scotland: SC034836.

ICAS Foundation: What We Offer

The ICAS Foundation supports academically talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to study accountancy and ..

Inspirational internships

Young people are putting their talents into professional practice with the help of the ICAS Foundation.