National Apprenticeship Week: Saffery trainee shares experience

Bucks Skills Hub, which enables young people and adults to develop the skills and qualifications they need to progress in the workplace, partnered with Speakers for Schools to host a webinar on Degree Level 6 Apprenticeships to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

Stacey Emelyanenko, an ACA accounting apprentice in Saffery’s High Wycombe office was invited to join the virtual panel to share her experiences with students, parents, and school staff who wished to gain insights into the apprenticeships available across Buckinghamshire.

Stacey explains:

“I enjoyed sharing my story with other students to show that not everyone has to study a degree at university to pursue a career that you love. I was studying chemistry at university for a year, but then realised it wasn’t for me and switched to a more suitable career path. I joined Saffery as an apprentice in 2021 and have already completed Levels 2 and 3 of the AAT qualification. I’m now working towards the ACA Level 7 Apprenticeship, which will make me a qualified chartered accountant.

“Being an audit trainee at Saffery is rewarding and challenging. It is a great place to work and learn as they provide a friendly and supportive environment, excellent training and benefits, and opportunities to grow and progress. They also value everyone’s individuality and integrity.”

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In addition to participating in the Bucks Skills Hub careers webinar, Saffery is also holding an early careers recruitment evening on Thursday 8 February at its offices in High Wycombe from 5pm and will be at the Bucks Skills Show in Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, speaking to students who are looking to embark on a career in accounting and finance on 6 and 7 March 2024.

Image (L-R) shows Stacey Emelyanenko and Holly Benham from Saffery in High Wycombe.

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Andrew is Head of the High Wycombe Office and is a Business Advisory Audit Partner.