A practical pathway to accountancy for school-leavers

Earn a minimum of €19,000 per annum and a professional qualification in as little as two years

Accounting Technicians Ireland’s (ATI) apprenticeship programme, expanding nationwide, leads to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting and is proving to be a popular option for Leaving Cert students, and mature students looking to change their career focus. 

Practical and fully funded

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a practical, fully funded programme that pays a minimum of Ä19,000 as you work to achieve your qualification over two years. 

Apprentices work four days a week with an employer in industry, practice or the public sector, and study one day a week with a local college. It is delivered by ATI via a network of partner colleges in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow. 

Commencing September 2019

This year there are 160 places available on the programme, with the next intake commencing their apprenticeships in September 2019. 

Mazars was one of the first firms to come on board as a participating employer. 

“The apprenticeship is a logical fit for Mazars as Accounting Technicians are an essential part of our team,” says Jennifer Kelly, Manager, Financial Management and Outsourcing Services. 

“The combination of classroom learning and practical workplace training ensures that the apprentice will be equipped with all the necessary skills to progress as far as they want to within our team,” says Ms Kelly. 

While the application process for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is competitive, and places are awarded subject to attaining an offer from an employer, Leaving Cert students can also apply to earn the Diploma for Accounting Technicians through our college route.

Jobs or further study

This professional qualification leads to fantastic job opportunities and membership of Accounting Technicias Ireland, while graduates can progress to study with Chartered Accountants Ireland or other professional accountancy bodies in just two years.

FIND OUT MORE: Visit AccountingTechnicianApprenticeship.ie (apprenticeship) or NumbersInDna.ie (college route) to register your interest