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Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting

What is the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship?

This is a modern and practical route to a career in accountancy where employers take on students on a two-year, work-based learning programme.

We source individuals interested in a career in accountancy, and you select the candidates who best fit your employment requirements.

College tuition is fully funded by the State. Employers just pay an apprentice the national minimum wage (€19,000 per annum) and three week’s paid study leave per year which includes exam dates.

Throughout the two years an apprentice will need to be assigned a workplace mentor to support them in their on the job training. The mentor will need to be a qualified professional accountant or accounting technician.

Join leading employers recruiting in industry, practice and the public sector to tap into a vast talent pool to diversify your workforce and ensure your organisation has a skilled body of staff that matches the accountancy and finance recruitment needs.

The next intake is September 2019, locations for the programme will include Cork, Dublin, Galway, Louth, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow.

The application process for applicants will open early April so registered employers recruiting for this intake will attain applicants to review from May.

Grow and nuture talented participants with the potential to become versatile accounting technicians with wide ranging skills.

Register your Interest to Recruit!


“As one of the first participating employers, PKF has experienced first-hand the quality and calibre of the Apprentices joining the Accounting Technicians Apprenticeship programme. It is an excellent foundation to commence a lifelong and fulfilling career in accounting, or indeed business generally, and we would encourage all would be apprentices to get involved in the programme that offers the perfect blend of progressive education and invaluable workplace experience. We would also highly recommend the Accounting Technicians Apprenticeship programme to all businesses as a great way to attract or retain talented professionals in their organisations.”

Dave McGarry – Audit Partner – PKF



Watch Sophie’s story:

When she finished her Leaving Certificate, Accounting Technician Apprentice Sophie Ellis got a job with Grant Thornton, a leading professional services company.

Watch this video to find out why she decided to apply, how she got the job and how she’s getting on!

Sophie Ellis, Accounting Technician Apprentice


Important Information for Employers:

If you’d like to become a registered employer please read all of the following documentation:

1. Role of the Workplace Mentor

Role of Workplace Mentor

2. ‘On-the-Job’ Requirements

3. The SOLAS Apprenticeship Process

4. Recruitment Process

Recruitment Process 2019


Employer Registration Process: