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Find new talent or upskill your talent

Benefit from fully funded tuition for your team or grow your talent pool by taking on new apprentices. The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a practical work-based learning programme which takes place over two years. 

Apprentices work with you, their employer, four days a week and study one day a week with one of our partner colleges during the academic term. The national programme leads to a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Accounting.

Until June 2021, employers can avail of a new Government package providing a €2,000 payment to support the taking on of a new apprentice, and a further €1,000 in the second year of their apprenticeship. 

The Northern Ireland programme, the Higher-Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy, results in the ATI Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians (Qualification number 600/0170/0).

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Take on a new apprentice

  • We do the heavy lifting by pre-interviewing and vetting applications
  • You receive a list of top candidates to choose from, ensuring the best fit for your company with no recruitment costs
  • Apprentices are a great way of addressing any skills-shortage as college learning is directly applied to specific job requirements
  • The apprentice is offered a two-year contract which pays at least the minimum wage
  • Bring value and diversity to your organisation as the Apprentice progresses to become a fully qualified Accounting Technician
  • Once qualified, the apprentice has multiple pathways to a full qualification in accountancy with exemptions from all professional accountancy bodies
  • At the end of the two-years, you gain a life-long advocate for your organisation

Upskill a current employee

  • Pay no training fees as you nurture talented members of your team and boost employee retention 
  • The employee graduates with a versatile Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Accounting and can progress to further study to become a fully qualified accountant if desired
  • Upskilling ensures your company has a high-performing talent pool for accountancy and finance roles
  • New skills and competencies gained during study can be instantly applied to their current role so your company benefits from the get-go

"Having lectures at your fingertips and the ability to re-run them to improve understanding is a real advantage"

Sharon Lynch

Sharon Lynch works in Colgate-Palmolive. She decided to study ATI Online to improve her accounting and finance skills - and she came top of the class.

"The variety of work and exposure to different business sectors is adding real value and depth to my experience."

Sophie Ellis

Sophie is an Accounting Technician Apprentice working at Grant Thornton and studying at Coláiste Íde

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The course allows you to work as an Accounting Technician professional in the corporate or public sector, or in private practice.

It also offers you the opportunity to pursue further professional accountancy qualifications with one of the other professional accountancy bodies.

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