Thursday 10th October 2024
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Robinson Reed Layton Bring Young Apprentices on Board

Robinson Reed Layton, the Cornish firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers, have announced the addition of three new Accounts Assistant Apprentices to their growing team in the firm’s offices.

Alisha Stone, Charlie Penhaligon and Jack Elliott started at the firm in August 2016, and are all aged between 16 and 19. Alisha has become a part of the Academies and Charities team, whilst Charlie will be assisting with Management Accounts, with Jack working on Accounts and Tax Returns. Alongside their work, the trio will also be studying for their AAT accounting qualifications at local colleges

.Alisha said this of her appointment: “I’ve always enjoyed learning in a practical way so this opportunity stood out to me over going to university. As someone born and raised in Cornwall, the chance to work for such an established local firm was too good of an opportunity to turn down. My ambition is to become a fully qualified accountant, and I felt that this apprenticeship was the best way to achieve this.”
On his appointment, Jack emphasised the future opportunities the role offered: “I always had a natural flair for maths and working with numbers at school, and after enjoying the accountancy work I completed in college, I realised that this was something which really interested me as a career path.

The Robinson Reed Layton apprenticeship scheme appealed to me because of the continued longterm support they offer for young people, like myself, who aspire to become fully qualified accountants.”

Charlie, who shares Jack’s love of numbers, said: “As a keen sports player, I am always looking to challenge myself in new ways and an apprenticeship is perfect for that. This particular position appealed to me because I have always had a strong interest in maths, and I hope to be able to develop a range of relevant skills in my new role.”

Robinson Reed Layton are committed to investing in the education of the next generation of accountants and already have many students and trainees working for the firm. It’s hoped that once Charlie, Alisha and Jack, have completed their training they will then go on to study to become fully qualified accountants.

Stephen Gainey, a Partner at the firm, had this to say about the appointment of the new apprentices:
“As a local Cornish firm it is a key part of our ethos to support the development of Cornwall’s young talent, and apprenticeships are a fantastic way to do this. I have been very impressed with the calibre of recruits from local schools in recent years, and I am sure that Alisha, Charlie and Jack will flourish here at Robinson Reed Layton.”

The government has recently announced an apprenticeship levy as part of their continued policy to promote apprenticeships as a form of vocational training, with participation in such schemes now at record levels.