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Joe tells us about his first few weeks with us as a Trainee

Our new Chartered Accountant ACA trainee, Joe, has told us about his first few weeks at Burgess Hodgson:

It has been a great start to my working career here at Burgess Hodgson. Immediately, I have had the opportunity to be involved in the firm’s work while learning the basics of accounting. In the near future, I am about to go out to a client’s on audit, which is a part of accounting that I wasn’t expecting to be involved in so quickly. My colleagues have been very supportive and always willing to help me while I learn the ropes. Furthermore, I have enjoyed working in a team environment whilst being given individual responsibility. As Burgess Hodgson is a training firm, I have loved the social aspect, alongside a lot of other young people, for example, going to the pub, work nights out and after work sporting activities such as 5-a-side football.

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Sunshine and Exam Passes!

A big congratulations to our trainees Helen, Matt, James and Max who all have an extra special Friday feeling on this sunny day having found they passed their latest exams!

Helen and Matt have also reached a big milestone by passing today and reached the halfway point, meaning they are now Part Qualified!

Well done to all four – the hard work has paid off!

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Halfway There…

Five of our hardworking trainees accomplished yet another milestone and became part qualified today!

Congratulations to Oliver, Tom, Dion, Russell and Harriet who are now half way to becoming fully-qualified Chartered Accountants. Well done also to the 10 other trainees who passed exams today.

Fancy being in our trainees’ shoes? Click here to find out if you’ve got what it takes to be Burgess Hodgson’s next trainee accountant.

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Our Trainees’ New Year Resolutions

With 2018 imminently approaching, some of our trainees are reflecting on their traineeships so far and thinking about their New Year Resolutions. Here’s the advice that they’ve given themselves:

“Try not to panic yourself over the revision period. Make a structured plan of revision to stick to and make sure you to give yourself some free time as well.” James.

“Exams are time pressured and managing your time per question is very important. Once the time on one question is up, move on to the next and get the easy marks!” Stuart.

“Rest is key: if you’re too tired to study then don’t study, the likelihood is that nothing will go in anyway.” Max.

“Don’t stop studying after your first “taught” course and start studying again at least a few weeks before your “revision” course. Study from start to finish.” Oliver.

Are you a prospective trainee accountant? To find out more about the scheme or to begin your application, click here.

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Our Top 5 Tips for Applying to be a BH trainee

Are you considering applying to be a trainee accountant at Burgess Hodgson?

Here are some handy top tips to help you through the application process!

  1. Communication – make sure you’re clear, concise and convey your points well.
  2. Presentation – first impressions are everything!
  3. Enthusiasm – it’s important that you like us as much as we like you. You’ll need to demonstrate your enthusiasm about working in the professional sector, training to be an accountant and participating in the Burgess Hogdson community.
  4. Commitment – the ACA qualifications are challenging, and it takes drive to be able to balance work and study. Show us that you’re motivated and ambitious.
  5. Integrity – integrity is an important character trait for accountants, so we want to see that you act responsibly and sincerely.

To find out more about the scheme or to begin your application, click here.

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Christmas has come early for the two Sams at BH!

Both Sam Tasou and Sam Newman-Miller can now sit back and enjoy Christmas. Both received the results to their recent exams today and passed! This now means Sam Tasou is a Fully Qualified Chartered Accountant and has finished his training, and Sam Newman-Miller can almost touch the finish-line, with only one more exam to conquer.

A big congratulations to both of them as their success is very well deserved.

Here’s Sam Newman-Miller today with a big smile on his face!

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Ellie’s first course and computer exam!

New BH recruit Ellie has got to a flying start in the office and practical working-life in her first few months at BH, but how did she find her first course and computer exam?

Summed up in a word she described it as “CHALLENGING”.

“The reality of studying alongside working, getting used to fitting it all in and balancing everything out, has been a juggling act and meant sacrifices.”

Ellie also mentioned she found the course and training very useful and well taught, which gave her more confidence leading up to the exam.

We are excited to say that the hard-work and sacrifice did pay off and Ellie passed the exam with flying colours. Well done Ellie! Here’s a photo of Ellie feeling the pressure before the exam results were in!

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#ZeroDarkThirty

“Zero Dark Thirty” is the zone that our trainee, Dominic Wood describes as being in during the lead up to his 5th and 6th round of Professional Exams.
To go above and beyond, Dom is attempting to maintain his 100% first-time pass rate and is channelling all his energy into doing so.

Just as Dom is enthusiastically committed to excelling in his work and study, he says that Burgess Hodgson are as equally committed to “providing the supportive environment he needs.”

If Dom manages to pass these exams he’ll be halfway there and will officially become “Part-Qualified”, which also means the added bonus of a pay-rise. Good Luck Dom, let’s hope the hard-work pays off!

 

 

 

 

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What’s it like to be a BH trainee?

Hear first hand from two of our trainees about what it’s like to be a BH Chartered Accountant trainee in the video below:

 

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