Guidance for parents and teachers

For young people who want to build practical skills and make their mark, studying an AAT qualification could be a great alternative to university. They'll gain the practical skills employers need and kickstart their career as an accountant, a business owner, or any role needing strong finance skills. They can study as part of an apprenticeship, like Narpreet, or as part of their job, like Jess. 

Narpreet's story

"I can't believe what I've done in this time."

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Narpreet was Microsoft’s first accounting apprentice studying AAT. Find out how her career rocketed since she joined aged 16.

Jess' story

"The experience Jess has gained has been so beneficial."

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Jess found that college wasn’t for her. She took a leap, studied AAT, and is now a Finance Manager.

Why choose AAT?

AAT is a world-leading professional body. We provide internationally-recognised accounting and bookkeeping qualifications, which are highly practical and in demand with employers. We help 80,000 people take charge of their careers each year, and we support over 120,000 members around the world.

"An apprenticeship is the best of both worlds"
Thomas, studied with AAT as an apprentice at Network Rail

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