Good for business, staff and the economy

Apprenticeships represent a cost-effective way of developing your talent and building your skills base to grow your business.

Eight reasons to set up an ACCA apprenticeship

Taking on an apprentice is a small investment that delivers huge returns.

76% of employers who take on apprentices agree that they make workplaces more productive.

77% of employers say offering an apprenticeship makes them more competitive.

59% of employers report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff.

Training providers and ACCA will work with you to recruit apprentices, develop your training programme and access funding.

Our Job Board will also help you find and hire the right people.

Providing an apprenticeship scheme shows your commitment to the long-term development of your people, which in turn leads to higher staff retention.

92% of employers who employ apprentices say that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce, because employees contribute to apprentices’ training and value the chance to help.

Your existing staff can use the ACCA apprenticeship programme as a foundation for developing advanced skills, right up to chartered certified status.

The programme also offers opportunities to go on to gain Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Apprenticeships are a powerful way to attract new talent into your organisation.

By providing an ACCA apprenticeship, you can engage diverse local and national talent and offer an alternative to university that allows people to get a headstart on building their careers.

57% of employers report a high proportion of their apprentices going onto management positions within their organisations.

By working with ACCA, you can develop the right type of scheme to build long-term advantage for your business.

We work with employers throughout the process, connecting you with local providers who can help you deliver training that suits the needs of your business.

We can also help you find apprentices through our Job Board.

With fewer exams and modules compared to other accountancy bodies, and flexibility about when they are taken, your apprentices can spend more of their time contributing to your business and learning while they work.

Source for all statistics: The Benefits of Apprenticeships to Businesses report for the Skills Funding Agency by

Can I offer an apprenticeship?

You can offer an ACCA Apprenticeship if your organisation is based in England, Wales or Scotland and has the resources to offer a training scheme that allows apprentices to:

  • work with experienced staff
  • learn job-specific skills
  • spend some of their some of their time on training that is directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard

Apprenticeships in England, Scotland and Wales

The programmes are broadly the same in terms of the knowledge and skills apprentices gain.

However, as apprenticeships are government funded, there are some differences depending on where you want to set one up.

Find out how to set up an apprenticeship for your region:

Last updated: 16 Feb 2018