Want an easy way to find & train entry level Accounting talent?

With unemployment falling to its lowest levels since 2005, candidate demand is at a 16-month low.  Building a sustainable pipeline of young accounting talent is a challenge many are looking to solve.

With the arrival of the apprenticeship levy and technical education finally stepping into the spotlight there is a more cost-effective, easy solution to fill entry-level posts.

Step Forward is an award-winning apprenticeship provider, which provides a complete service from recruitment to training, offering support for apprentices and employers along the way.  We work with employers across London, in practice and industry, helping them get the best value out of their apprenticeship levy funds and facilitating high quality candidates and AAT-approved training.  We are run by leading national charity, The Challenge.

Key Facts about the Step Forward Accounting apprenticeship service

  • Level 3 (Advanced) AAT-approved qualification over 12 months                               
  • Diverse pool of job-ready candidates from across London
  • Focus on professional development and soft skills training
  • Mentoring and account support for apprentice and line-manager
  • 84% passrate: 17% above the national average

To find out more about how hiring apprentices could benefit your organisation, call Cath Bryant on 0203 793 7317 or send us your details and she be in touch shortly.

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Read about social enterprise, MakeShift‘s, experience with us taking on an apprentice accountant.


Working with Step forward to build our apprenticeship programme has been a huge success. It has allowed us to connect with bright, motivated and enthusiastic students and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

Hannah Jennings