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Looking back at November's ACA prospects 2018: What’s Next?

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Posted 4 months ago By Koby Agagah

Delegates Networking at ACA Prospects: November 2018

Recently qualified ICAEW Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) had a fantastic opportunity to network with peers and employers at last years ACA Prospects careers guidance and networking event.

The ICAEWjobs team runs this bi-annual event to equip our ACAs with career progression techniques which boost their skill set, enabling them to progress.

Brilliant turnout

Taking place at Chartered Accountants’ Hall, the event was a brilliant success, with over 70 attendees and featured backing from outstanding employers such as: BDO, CABA, Confirmation, HMRC, MHA Macintyre Hudson and Sainsbury’s.

Throughout the evening the delegates capitalised on the networking opportunities with employers and fellow delegates alike. Marcia Dyce, Communities Manager, commented: ‘It was great to see everyone taking the opportunities and creating a great atmosphere.’

Inspiring insights

Q&A Interview Panel

An inspiring highlight of the evening came from Rachel Baldwin, Bulldog Accounting, and Laura Golding, PRS for music. Rachel shared her insights into her journey from practice to business, while Laura described what it has been like staying in practice and opening her own firm.

The one-to-one, CV and interview skills sessions were also very popular and the evening ended with a lively Q&A panel. The questions flooded in, the delegates particularly wanting the answers to difficult interview questions, for which the panellists gave brilliant thought-led responses and discussion pieces.

Great reception

We received some great feedback on the night, with words such as ‘interesting’, ‘thought provoking’ and ‘engaging’ recurring through the evening. Many were unaware that we hold free events such as this one and thought it was a great opportunity with some potentially career-changing content.

If you are interested in gaining similar insight into how you can take control of your career and mould it into your own, attended our next ACA Prospects event on Tuesday, 25 June 2019.

If you would like to find out more about ACA Prospects Careers Evening, or have any queries relating to ICAEWjobs, please contact  claire.brandon@icaew.com