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PFK Francis Clark welcomes record number of trainees

The firm has brought in a total of 48 graduates and school leavers who have started accountancy and tax apprenticeships

PKF Francis Clark has welcomed a record number of new trainees in 2021

A total of 48 graduates and school leavers have started accountancy and tax apprenticeships with PKF Francis Clark, across their offices in Exeter, Plymouth, Poole, Bristol, Truro, Salisbury, Taunton and Torquay.

Managing partner Andrew Richards welcomed around 40 of our latest recruits at an induction day held at Sandy Park in Exeter.

PKF Francis Clark offers two main entry routes for accountancy trainees, with apprentices usually starting in January and September.

Aimed at school leavers, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) apprenticeship combines learning on the job with attending college one day a week, leading to a level 3 or 4 qualification.

Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) trainees are graduates who work towards a level 7 qualification and become chartered accountants, combining on-the-job learning with tuition at Reed Business School.

Richards said: “It was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic new trainees come together from across the region, especially as we’ve been deprived of so much face-to-face interaction over the past 18 months.

“Alongside attracting experienced professionals, developing the next generation of accounting, business and tax advisers has always been hugely important in ensuring we have the skills we need to serve our diverse and growing client base.”

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