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Apprenticeship for Accountancy & Finance

A New National Apprenticeship for Accountancy & Finance

Working with partner colleges and employers in Greater Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Cavan, Cork and Monaghan, Accounting Technicians Ireland is launching the first-ever National Apprenticeship in accountancy, the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship leads to a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate Award, and provides school-leavers, mature learners and existing employees with a practical alternative to the traditional full-time college route.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a new pathway to a career in business, accountancy and finance, where apprentices are mentored through a two-year, work-based learning programme.

Apprentices get paid at least €17,797 per annum and tuition is fully funded by SOLAS.

We are pleased to participate in the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship programme. It provides another avenue to individuals looking to start a successful career in accountancy which is both practical and supportive. This new accountancy apprenticeship blends professional studies and exams with practical work experience which is very beneficial to both the student and the firm’

Niamh Dowling, HR Assistant Manager, BDO


As a long-standing Partner College delivering Accounting Technicians Ireland’s qualification we are very excited about the prospects for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship. Both students and employers will find that the apprenticeship model is perfectly suited to this practical programme and we look forward to giving our apprentices every support in their studies.

Nick O’Callaghan, College Programme Manager, Cork College of Commerce



We are holding a series of Open Days for employers, applicants and guidance counsellors nationwide. Check here for details of the dates.

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Become an Apprentice

Would you like to earn a Level 6 qualification in accountancy through a work-based study programme?

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship gives you the chance to jump straight into a new job in a new workplace, where you get paid at least €17,797 a year and enjoy fully funded tuition.

Earning while you learn, you’ll work four days a week in a local business and study one day a week in a local college.

You’ll be mentored throughout the two-year programme, and emerge with our in-demand accountancy qualification and a world of opportunity ahead.

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Employ an Apprentice

Accounting Technicians now form an integral part of the finance function in organisations of all kinds and sizes. Demand for Accounting Technicians’ skills has surged in recent years, due to the strength and versatility of our qualification.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a practical, fully funded route to accountancy, where participants earn while they learn. The programme gives budding accountants the chance to work in industry, practice or the public sector, from September 2017.

It is designed to give employers in industry, practice and the public sector a strong recruitment option for their Accountancy & Finance needs.

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This website contains comprehensive information for applicants including:

>The recruitment process

>Application advice

>Steps to submitting your application

>The application form

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Read on to learn more about Accounting Technicians Ireland, our ethos and how our qualification will help you progress your career in accountancy.

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The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship will be delivered through six colleges in Ireland.

Please select the college near you for further information.