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Are there any mip on here that haven't had a practice background?

I am a new mip who has never worked in practice, are there any others the same as me who can tell me how you gained experience in tax or payroll?

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  • PeterCPeterC Registered, Tutor Posts: 152
    One way of dealing with this problem is by using a mentor.
  • JenboJenbo Registered Posts: 52
    But the problem is finding one. How would they mentor me, help me do the work? I cannot do the work so I'm stuck
  • PeterCPeterC Registered, Tutor Posts: 152
    Perhaps the AAT can help, mentoring is one of their suggestions. Or try here: meadowgatetraining.co.uk/new-aat-practitioners/
  • JenboJenbo Registered Posts: 52
    @AAT_Team is there anything I can do?
  • MarieNoelleMarieNoelle Trusted Regular Hampshire/Surrey borderModerator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,432
    @Jenbo

    Do you have any contacts from previous jobs that could mentor you? Do you have an agreement for continuity of practice and could they help you? Maybe someone on here could come forward and offer help?
  • JenboJenbo Registered Posts: 52
    No unfortunately I don't, plus none of my jobs have been in practice so colleagues wouldn't have done the work either. I don't have continuity of practice as not needed until 7 clients. I am stuck in a Cath 22 situation.
  • JenboJenbo Registered Posts: 52
    Catch
  • arjunarjun Registered Posts: 12
    Drop me an email. I may be able to help you. [email protected]
    AAT_Team
  • JenboJenbo Registered Posts: 52
    @arjun how?
  • AAT_TeamAAT_Team Administrator Posts: 547
    Jenbo said:

    @AAT_Team is there anything I can do?

    Hi @Jenbo, we don't have any official mentoring programmes in place but Arjun's offer sounds promising, you can also try visiting our branch events where you can connect with other local Professional Members and get additional peer support.

    https://www.aat.org.uk/branches
  • JenboJenbo Registered Posts: 52
    @AAT_Team I am a branch committee member but there isn't much help there either. I feel like I'm completely stuck
  • CSan89CSan89 MAAT Posts: 207
    Jenbo said:

    @AAT_Team I am a branch committee member but there isn't much help there either. I feel like I'm completely stuck

    Which branch?
    AAT Level 2&3 - 2016
    AAT Level 4 - 2017
    Personal Tax, Business Tax and External Auditing

    ACA/CTA -
    Certificate Level - Jan 2019
  • JenboJenbo Registered Posts: 52
    Plymouth. As we are so far down we really struggle to get any speakers to come down this far for any events.
  • Bmer82Bmer82 PlymouthFMAAT Posts: 69
    @Jenbo I am Chair of CIMA D&C Branch and am currently reviving the branch after a long period of inactivity and am working alongside Anne to put on Joint Events. At these joint events we have had a number of both AAT and CIMA MIP's in attendance. Also as a start it is a good idea to look for local companies who are keen to speak at events.
    Jenbo
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