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AAT foundation student - jobs

LynseyLynsey New MemberRegistered Posts: 12
Hi all

I am nearing the end of my AAT Foundation course, and i am looking for a trainee job in peterborough or surrounding areas. Is it that people dont want the hassle of taking on someone in college? I am 47 and kids grown up and chasing a career i wanted to do.

Are there any jobs or anyone willing to give us a break? I am going to sit my PLB exam in june 09 and just wanting my first break in work.

good luck to all fellow students taking exams

Lynsey:confused1:

Comments

  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    Same here. I am coming to the end of my foundation and am looking for work. I went for an interview today at a property lettings and management agency for the vacancy of tenant Control Accounts assistant and think it went well. The lady i am taking over from told me she had completed her AAT and is now going onto the ACCA.

    I would say keep on looking at placements such as - data entry clerk, credit control trainee, accounts assistant etc.

    Check out -

    Totaljobs.com
    Jobcentreplus.gov.uk
    Monster.co.uk

    Also check out http://www.do-it.org.uk/ for volunteering vacancies (even if its a couple of hours a day/week it all helps)

    Good luck with everything and if ya need any help give us a shout !
  • LynseyLynsey New Member Registered Posts: 12
    Hi

    Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I will keep looking and trying :001_smile:

    I sent off application to accounts firm who was looking for someone so they could send on course to learn i thought send cv they can only say no....that was weeks ago and i have not heard a thing. I keep going

    thank you

    i will give you a shout if i need help its also nice to make friends with people in same line

    thanks and good luck to you also
    Lynsey
  • alicemaylaraalicemaylara Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 259
    When i was doing foundation i mail shot all the accountants in my area with my CV and a letter explaining my situation, i got a few replies and one was successful, 2 years on im stil there, so you should try it!
  • LynseyLynsey New Member Registered Posts: 12
    Hi thank you for the advice it worth trying will look up all the accountants in my area and send my cv etc anything is worth a try just to get a step on the ladder. Well done to you.

    thanks you
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    I went through the yellow pages and phoned all local accountants to me. I had a list of about 25 and phoned everyone. Probably just my area (Barking and Dagenham) but mostly, they all said that they couldnt take anyone in the current climate, but ring back later in the year.

    I found for me, the best approach was with website agencies such as monster, totaljobs and reed.

    Plus keep that C.V updated and look for tips on how to make it look better.

    :thumbup1:
  • sarahwilsonsarahwilson Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 567
    I know this seems a bit nosey but who is paying for your course now? If its you are you mentioning that in your CV? I was paying for my own and I made sure I mentioned it, it could make you stand out. I got my job, paid for the next unit I needed after I started then the company paid after that.
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    "I know this seems a bit nosey but who is paying for your course now? If its you are you mentioning that in your CV? I was paying for my own and I made sure I mentioned it, it could make you stand out."

    Yeah i agree with sarahwilson. I make sure that i have mentioned that im studying at home off my own back (Not in those exact words...lol)
    This can really help to show that you have dedication, discipline and passion for accounts.
  • LynseyLynsey New Member Registered Posts: 12
    Hi

    thank you steveJ all help is being taken on board.:001_smile:

    I pay for the course myself, Yes i need to make my CV stand right out will have to look at it again and make changes..... try to use the right wording etc

    Thank you you have both been so nice :001_smile:
  • KVeeversKVeevers Feels At Home Registered Posts: 67
    Hello to all

    I was just looking round and found this post I started level 3 diploma English isn’t my native language so I have problems to use the right wording it might sound a bid stupid but how would I write down that I’m doing a diploma path way ?the CV is to sell yourself but I’m not very good a selling. But good in going shopping.

    Could someone help me please?

    Thank you

    Katrin
  • mikesmikes Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 254
    After your work experiance, mention about further education and list any other courses that you have done since general education, including AAT and mention any levels that you have passed. Try to keep your CV to about a couple of pages maximum, as recruiters tend to pass over any that are longer as they have a lot to get through. For jobs, don't give the full address for each one, only a general location. Also highlight any achivements you have made in each one, as that is what they are looking for. In your case you could maybe mention that you have come from another country and are adapting to the new challanges and lifestyle.

    Hope that this will give some basic ideas.

    Best of Luck

    Michael.
  • KVeeversKVeevers Feels At Home Registered Posts: 67
    hi thank you jeah this helped a lot change my cv now :001_smile:
  • violetavioleta Settling In Nicely DevonRegistered Posts: 33
    English is not my native language either so I know what you mean.

    I looked at the vacancies that I applied for and then tried to adjust my CV to what they are looking for. I didn't make up things but tried to emphasize things I did and are relevant for the job I am applying for.

    Hope this helps too!!!!! Good luck
  • KVeeversKVeevers Feels At Home Registered Posts: 67
    due to the credit crunch there rather employ person with experience or then young women so I try and look for accounting job specialised with my native language but I think I life in the wrong part of England :laugh: never mind a job will come up for everybody
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