5 tips and tricks new members need to know

By Lesley Stewart, PD Team

14 March 2016

Congratulations on achieving your CA qualification and welcome to the world of ICAS. Here's our top 5 tips, tricks and tools for taking your career to the next level.

Your professional journey has admitted you into an exclusive profession and this is an exciting chapter in your career. Here at ICAS you’ll find a whole range of opportunities available as you take your career to the next level.

As a CA it is incredibly important to attain and maintain your professional competence. We understand that as a newly qualified member this may seem like a daunting task, but don’t worry - help is at hand. We have a new framework and our ambition is to transform the opportunities and support available for you.

Explore the tools, support and resources we have and make the most of your ICAS membership.

1. Take control - make your professional development count

As a CA you’ve gained an internationally recognised and respected qualification, and have the professional competence to succeed in your career. At ICAS we’ll help you with your professional development to make sure you continue to stand out from the crowd.

As an ICAS member you have access to first-class training, available in partnership with BPP Professional Development and CIMA Mastercourses. This comprehensive suite of training covers everything from online courses to webinars to technical updates, and so much more.

2. Exclusive new member offer

As part of your membership with ICAS and to introduce you to the various courses available, we are offering our new members:

  • A free online course
  • Access to a free 45 min webinar
  • 50% off first face-to-face course after being admitted

To book any of these offers you can either email LDicas@bpp.com or call 0330 060 3303, quoting your ICAS membership number and “PDICASNEW”.

3. Career Connect – ICAS Career Mentoring

Sign up to the only global, virtual career mentoring programme for professional accounting associations in the UK and connect with CAs around the globe.

Register now and experience how “mentoring has challenged me to think about the things that matter in my career.” Alexandra Black CA, ICAS career mentee.

It’s easy to sign up and there’s a choice of ICAS mentors on board to help challenge and support you in accomplishing your professional ambitions.

“The best part of the programme is working with young accountants who are full of ambition, but not quite clear on the path they should follow.” Graeme Reid CA, ICAS career mentor.

Provided ’for CAs by CAs’, we are passionate about this innovative, powerful programme and 2016 is the ICAS Year of the Mentor and we would love you to be part of the career mentoring journey.

Over 200 of your peers are already signed-up to the programme – we want you to sign-up and experience the power of mentoring in the next chapter of your career.

4. Spotlight on – staying inspired

We’ll keep you up-to-date with what's happening in the world of professional development so that you can stay in control of your career path. Take part in our vibrant online community to find out more about career opportunities – follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and keep an eye out every Monday on icas.com for your weekly PD spotlight to help you stay inspired.

5. Come and meet the team

We have an enthusiastic team on hand to help and we’d love to hear from you – come and say hello at the 2016 Admissions Ceremony, chat to us on Twitter or contact us at pd@icas.com

Topics

  • Training courses
  • Career mentoring
  • Career development
  • CA Jobs
  • Online learning

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