Press releases

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Schools drop vocational qualifications after league table change

Just a year after the decision to strip the majority of vocational qualifications from performance tables, schools are axing practical training courses despite recognition by school leaders of their value to learners.

Mums stuck in ‘Groundhog Day’ lack confidence when returning to work

Seven in ten mums are trapped in 'Groundhog Day' amid the tedious routine of ferrying kids to school and keeping on top of endless housework, it emerged yesterday.

Employers shunning traditional school qualifications

UK employers are shunning traditional school qualifications according to new research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Just 22% of employers think qualifications are an important factor when considering who to hire while 88% focus on candidates’ skills.

Staff Training Budgets Remain Strong Despite Weak Economy

A new survey by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has found that, despite a sluggish economy, employers are still investing heavily in staff training and skills. Over nine in ten (92%) employers expect to invest either the same or more time and money on improving staff qualifications and skills next year as this. Nearly half (44%) of those surveyed expect to use more in-house training in future and almost a third (31%) expect to focus more on remote-learning resources.

Top industry recognition for Raymond Brown accountant

Glenn Gosden of Hampshire construction services group Raymond Brown has scooped a prestigious industry award from an international accountancy body. 

AAT supports the Government's social mobility Business Compact

More than 100 of the biggest hitters in British business have signed the Government’s Business Compact and are opening their doors to people from all walks of life, ending the ‘who you know, not what you know’ culture, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, will announce today.

AAT appoints new Director of Education

Suzie Webb, formerly Managing Director of the National Extension College at LSN (Learning and Skills Network) has been appointed the new Director of Education for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

HMRC discusses service delivery with key stakeholders

On 7 September HMRC’s Chairman Mike Clasper hosted a meeting at 100 Parliament Street to discuss HMRC service delivery.

Launch of intensive apprenticeship

A unique initiative to offer young people a full professional apprenticeship in just 14-months has been approved by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Professional study: a new approach

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) have come together to launch a flexible part-time programme designed to widen participation in higher education.