Looking for recent graduates studying the AAT

NickyBNickyB AAT StaffStaff Posts: 35
Hello

This is Nicky from the AAT PR Team. I'm looking for people who have got degrees within the last five years or so - and are now doing/or have done the AAT.

Anyone out there who could help?

Thanks
Nicky

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  • EsmeEsme Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 711
    I finished mine in 2005... not accountancy related tho!!
  • Bookworm55Bookworm55 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 479
    I have done the AAT, but I won't graduate (from uni, in Accounting and Finance) for another six weeks. What exactly are you after?

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  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    im wondering what hes after too ?
  • NickyBNickyB AAT Staff Staff Posts: 35
    Actually, I'm female.

    But, I'm looking for people who graduated from university and are now doing the AAT because they felt a degree wasn't enough to get a job.

    Ideally, people will have graduated within the last few years.

    Thanks for your help everyone
    Nicky
  • neenneen New Member Registered Posts: 5
    don;t know if you're still looking for people but i fall into that category if you are!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    same here??

    aat graduate?
  • CrazySexyCoolCrazySexyCool Feels At Home Registered Posts: 52
    I've got a Religion degree........now doing AAT for a laugh.
  • BuffBuff Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 275
    Degree? in religion? wdf?
  • Bookworm55Bookworm55 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 479
    Sorry, I'm the wrong way around for you. I did the AAT and then did a degree.

    I don't actually know any who did the AAT after graduating, and I do know a few people who graduated within the last five years (not in accounting) and are now doing working in accounts and doing ACCA or CIMA. None of them have done AAT first.
  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    Here are a couple (and probably a few thousand other) students who probably wished they'd chosen their further education opportunities a little better rather than the vocational - and largely useless outside their specific industry - ones they actually ended up doing.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8078034.stm

    Degrees in Media studies? Journalism? Graphic Design? How many jobs do these people actually think are out there that require these quite limited skills? One city newspaper employing maybe two or three graduates can service a million readers yet every business, small, medium and large, needs accountants.
  • Sonny_LSonny_L Well-Known Registered Posts: 201
    Lol. Shouldn't the facebook group be "Against discrimination of Mickey Mouse graduates"?
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    None vocational degrees even include law (which surprised me)
  • CrazySexyCoolCrazySexyCool Feels At Home Registered Posts: 52
    Buff wrote: »
    Degree? in religion? wdf?

    Yea I was going to be a religion teacher
  • marknotgeorgemarknotgeorge Well-Known Registered Posts: 158
    blobbyh wrote: »
    Here are a couple (and probably a few thousand other) students who probably wished they'd chosen their further education opportunities a little better rather than the vocational - and largely useless outside their specific industry - ones they actually ended up doing.

    I wish someone had told me about accountancy when I was drifting into doing Computer Science at uni, propelled by a row of shiny Acorn Archimedes in the new sixth form block at school...
  • jay cutlerjay cutler Feels At Home Registered Posts: 57
    I've got a 2:1 in maths. I just finished my last exam DFS today. Personally the techinician year took more out me than my maths degree, and i believe the AAT is a hell of a jobs worth better than a maths degree. Having said that, my maths degree has certainly helped with the costing elements of PEV and PCR(passed in dec 08). So I'm happy to have acomplished both. Well I should wait till the results in aug for the AAT to confirm that! Still I know employers value AAT far more than a generic topic degree. As for accounting degree and exemptions, well I may only get 3 exemptions for ACCA(need to find a job first!), but at least I got a strong grounding to pass the reamaining ACCA exams rather that exempt my way to the latter stages and struggle.
  • NickyBNickyB AAT Staff Staff Posts: 35
    Brilliant responses - cheers!

    Just to say thanks everyone for responding. This is very helpful indeed.

    Please keep responding everyone!
  • gibbogirlgibbogirl Just Joined Registered Posts: 3
    I have a degree in Chemistry, but its a while ago.

    Decided on a career change as there appears to be zero chemical industy in the UK and didn't fancy relocating to China!:001_smile:
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