Accounting apprenticeship program to create 140 jobs


An accounting apprenticeship program will create 140 jobs in Ireland this year.

Applications are now open for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship in Ireland (ATI) – based at colleges in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow.

ATI Apprenticeship is a funded, two-year work-based learning program where apprentices work, learn and earn.

Dublin-based ATI graduate Katie Mikulan, 23, first graduated before deciding to start an apprenticeship in 2020.

She said: “I started a degree in accounting and finance after my school leaving certificate, but university was not what I expected; I didn’t like it as much as I thought and left after a year and a half.

“University can be expensive, but a funded apprenticeship program is a great alternative.

“I would recommend apprenticeship if you are unsure about full-time higher education. It also offers exemptions for many of the major professional accounting bodies if you want to become a fully qualified accountant.

Ms Mikulan now works as a tax operations manager at Citibank and hopes to become a fully qualified tax adviser with the Irish Tax Institute.

Young school leavers, Leaving Certificate students, career changers and adult learners can apply through Accounting Technicians Ireland.

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