AAT & The Big 4

RittyLeigh
RittyLeigh Registered Posts: 16 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
Afternoon,

Can anyone help?
Im looking into Graduate Schemes with any of the big 4,(PWC, Ernest Young, Deloitte and KPMG) as an interest as soon as my AAT is completed in December. Does anyone know if having AAT is classes as your degree. I know its worth 180 UCAS points and doesnt get graded the same, but with that in mind, does that mean i havent enough to meet their requirements with my AAT?

Sorry if i seem a little lost.... But i am...

Thanks in advance
Rikki

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  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    RittyLeigh wrote: »
    Afternoon,

    Can anyone help?
    Im looking into Graduate Schemes with any of the big 4,(PWC, Ernest Young, Deloitte and KPMG) as an interest as soon as my AAT is completed in December. Does anyone know if having AAT is classes as your degree. I know its worth 180 UCAS points and doesnt get graded the same, but with that in mind, does that mean i havent enough to meet their requirements with my AAT?

    Sorry if i seem a little lost.... But i am...

    Thanks in advance
    Rikki

    as far as am aware level 4 is the same as the first year of a degree
  • RittyLeigh
    RittyLeigh Registered Posts: 16 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    Well i was under the impression that it was - but with it not being graded the same i wasnt sure how they would regard ti

    Thanks though :)
  • RittyLeigh
    RittyLeigh Registered Posts: 16 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    Also..

    If thsts the case that it only counts as first year of a degree - does completion of ACCA or CIMA count as the other 2 years, as i thought these were higher again....
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    yep thats the way i understand it
  • CrazySexyCool
    CrazySexyCool Registered Posts: 52 ? ? ?
    Lol AAT is so much harder than my degree was! I actually have to study to do well!
  • Andypandy
    Andypandy Registered Posts: 526
    Hi there, I found that when I registered with ACA for the fastrack program (free) I started getting emails inviting me to apply for the larger firms. In the past month I've had them from KPMG, PWC & Grant Thornton. The people at KPMG said it would be through the experienced professional route. They have advisors ready on the phone every lunchtime, phone number on their website, so it could be worth giving them a call if that's the way you want to go. Good luck!
  • Glynis
    Glynis Registered Posts: 488
    Ooh I think I'll look into this!
  • MWAUGH1983
    MWAUGH1983 Registered Posts: 420
    RittyLeigh wrote: »
    Afternoon,

    Can anyone help?
    Im looking into Graduate Schemes with any of the big 4,(PWC, Ernest Young, Deloitte and KPMG) as an interest as soon as my AAT is completed in December. Does anyone know if having AAT is classes as your degree. I know its worth 180 UCAS points and doesnt get graded the same, but with that in mind, does that mean i havent enough to meet their requirements with my AAT?

    Sorry if i seem a little lost.... But i am...

    Thanks in advance
    Rikki


    What I understand the AAT is the equivilant of the first 2 years of a degree. Once you completed the AAT you can then go onto a completion award at uni which is the same as the final year of a degree.

    Martin
  • Gem7321
    Gem7321 MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    I was under the impression that once you have AAT you can apply for graduate posts. It's happened at the last 2 firms I've worked for and I understand it happens at other local firms but probably not the big4!
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    really i didnt know that i thought you had to wait till degree status - ooo intresting thanks gem
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