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Dains train to gain their next generation of accountants...
Dains are pleased to announce the appointment of four new recruits to their graduate programme. The students will be studying for the ACA or ACCA qualification and have joined the Tax, Audit and Business Recovery & Insolvency teams within the firm.
The four new recruits are: Gurpreet Singh Sidhu, Angela Pitsillides, Kayleigh Burton and Avais Sharif.
Overseeing the graduate recruitment - Mike Castree, Partner at Dains comments: “At a time when virtually all sectors of business are keeping an eye on expenditure and perhaps putting future plans for growth on hold, we believe that fostering and retaining the region’s graduates is essential for our business development. Our new graduates are a welcome addition to a very strong and committed team and I wish them all the best in their careers with us.”
Traditionally Dains has appointed mainly graduates to undertake the challenging training to become a qualified accountant, however, for the first time the firm has opened up its trainee scheme to take on 3 - 16/17 year old GCSE students as apprentices to train for a career in accountancy.
Elliot Bradley, Jake McBride and Lewis Palmer are working within the Commercial Services Department and will be studying for their AAT qualification.
Mike continues: “Many of the applicants to the apprentice scheme told us that they wanted to become accountants but had become disillusioned by the university route. Many were unhappy about the amount of debt they are likely to run up while studying combined with the reduction in job opportunities when they qualify. By going down the apprentice route, students not only receive the necessary funding to complete their technical qualifications but also receive a salary which means financially they are much better off. Dains has a strong learning culture and thanks to their attitude and effort they have fitted into the business very well.”