Now Careers announces innovative new scholarship with ACCA and University of South Wales
This will fund one AAT graduate for three years of study through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification at the University of South Wales (USW).
Ceri Leath, Director at Now Careers, Cardiff, said: “This is a groundbreaking opportunity which we have been working hard to achieve over the past year. It is an exciting time for Now Careers announcing the scholarship we decided there was a need for businesses to support the next generation of professionals and focus on building skills which will take them one step closer to achieving their career aspirations.
“We have teamed up with ACCA and University of South Wales to initiate change and make a difference to a student’s career path. A scholarship within the finance industry is a rare opportunity and we will be looking to attract a high calibre student who will receive an excellent qualification in a supportive environment and will benefit from fantastic career prospects to take away with them.
University of South Wales’s, Newport City Campus is an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner, the highest level of accreditation a tuition provider can obtain, and has 40 years of history teaching ACCA accredited courses at the University.
Dr Jared Davies, Academic Manager at the University of South Wales, said: “This Scholarship will allow an AAT graduate to take their career to another level and will mean that funding will not be an impediment to a hard-working and talented student achieving their full potential. We are incredibly excited to have developed this partnership with NOW Careers and ACCA Cymru Wales.”
Ceri Maund, Engagement Manager, ACCA Cymru Wales said, “The ACCA qualification covers all aspects of accounting and finance and will provide the successful applicant with a fantastic platform to launch their professional career both here in Wales and across the world. They will also benefit from the support and career opportunities that being part of the largest global professional body for accounting and finance brings. “
The announcement correlates with Professions Week this week, Monday 10th to Sunday 16th November, which focusses on increasing awareness of employment opportunities within different professions.
Further details on how to apply for the sponsorship and eligibility criteria will be available in the New Year.