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New accountancy apprenticeships

On-Island training for challenging career

Modern apprenticeships comes in all shapes and sizes.

No longer solely a route into manufacturing and heavy industry, they're offered increasingly in white-collar sectors - and for the first time in the Isle of Man, in accountancy.

Twelve accountancy apprenticeships are being offered by the Department of Economic Development in a scheme designed to provide Island employers with the staff they need.

Two year placements with Manx practices will see the traditional combination of four days on-the-job training and one day per week day release, for classroom tuition.

That will be offered by Douglas-based Manx Professional and Educational Services (MPES), DED's key partner in the venture.

The scheme will start in January 2017, and will lead towards a recognised qualification in bookkeeping and accountancy.

Apprentices will be paid by their host firms with help from DED, which will also foot the bill for registration, exam and tuition costs.

For more information contact sheila.magee@mpes.co.uk

MPES managing director Sarah Kewin says becoming an apprentice is no longer about servitude to an employer:

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