Welcome from the ICAS President
Watch ICAS President Bruce Pritchard CA’s video message welcoming our new ICAS Students.
In his video, Bruce extends a warm welcome to the hundreds of new CA Students who will join ICAS in September and begin their journey towards becoming qualified CAs.
Realising your potential
Bruce reflects upon his own experience setting out to achieve the CA designation and how the qualification has helped him to accomplish his career ambitions, whilst connecting him to a network of peers and mentors. ICAS is committed to helping our Students realise their professional potential, and our CA Student Value Proposition has been introduced to support our pledge to ‘educate, empower and advance’.
The CA is a globally renowned ‘gold standard’ in accountancy, with an advanced syllabus delivered through a high-calibre programme of teaching and exams. To provide ICAS Students with real-world experience, our approach to learning is continually updated to respond to global issues and business trends, whilst putting public trust and ethics to the fore.
Last year, in response to the pandemic, ICAS moved the CA qualification online to keep Students on track to becoming qualified. Bruce highlights the transformative changes we are developing to offer an innovative blended learning experience, no matter what the future holds.
Supporting CA Students
Bruce concludes by signposting the importance of the support strategy that we have in place for our CA Students. Being part of the ICAS community offers Students access to expert mentoring, career advice and networking opportunities, facilitated through the CA Connect mentoring scheme. Further support is available via our newly launched Student Assistance Programme, a suite of wellbeing services which has been introduced to ensure we provide support to our Students through every step of the qualification.
ICAS would like to take this opportunity to join Bruce in wishing our new Students success as they embark on their CA journey.