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 BDO Announces 100 New Traineeships

BDO Announces 100 New Traineeships

This year’s A-level results recipients interested in an accountancy career can consider an apprenticeship or school leaver programme route as well as the traditional university route. Accountancy firm BDO have just announced 100 new traineeships suited to school leavers who like the idea of learning on the job whilst they earn...

ACCA to Launch New Free MOOC Course in Business

ACCA to Launch New Free MOOC Course in Business

ACCA has announced it will offer a brand new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in ‘Discovering Business in Society’. The course is free, and could form one of the first steps towards qualifying as an ACCA qualified accountant…

GCHQ Certifies Masters Degrees in Cyber Security

GCHQ Certifies Masters Degrees in Cyber Security

Thinking of taking a Masters course in Cyber Security? Take note! Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has announced the certification of six Masters degrees in Cyber Security offered by UK institutions by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

New Access Accountancy Initiative Promotes Diversity in the Profession

New Access Accountancy Initiative Promotes Diversity in the Profession

More progress for diversity in the finance world; this time in the accountancy industry. A new initiative has recently been set up to promote and improve access to the accountancy profession for young people from all backgrounds. Some of the biggest names in the business have signed up in support of Access Accountancy.   

City Bankers Take Up ‘Mindfulness’

City Bankers Take Up ‘Mindfulness’

As it turns out, 2014 is all about a bit of Zen in the City. City bankers have started to take up meditation and mindfulness techniques to tackle the stress of the long hours and pressure in their top City roles.

‘Returnships’ Trial at Global Bank in UK

‘Returnships’ Trial at Global Bank in UK

There appears to be more developments bubbling away relating to diversity in the finance industry. Global investment banking giant Credit Suisse have just launched a UK trial of a ‘returnships’ scheme – the first of its kind in the UK – aiming to ease finance professionals who’ve taken some time out back into work in the industry…

Economics Students Call for Revision of Subject Teaching

Economics Students Call for Revision of Subject Teaching

Ever felt like your university course is missing out something important? Some economics students certainly do! There’s now a worldwide initiative driven by economics students who believe things need to change in the way their subject is taught, with more analysis of the financial crash.

Apprenticeships for Financial Services Firms on the Up

Apprenticeships for Financial Services Firms on the Up

Good news for school leavers with an interest in finance career opportunities outside of the graduate entry route! ICM has recently conducted research into the apprenticeship landscape outlook for the next few years, and it looks to be exciting times for apprenticeships in financial services firms. So how do the numbers look?