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Business Student Secures ICAEW Training Contract with Larking Gowen

31 Mar 2016 3:00PM

A final year BA (Hons) Business Management student at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) has secured a prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) training contract with Larking Gowen in Ipswich.

Conor Dale will start the role in the summer once he has completed his degree.

The Suffolk Business School at UCS prides itself on its ability to help create Business Ready Graduates. Conors success illustrates the excellent employment and further study rate for UCS students after graduation, 93% of UCS graduates in 2015 went on to employment or further study*, and the dedication of our lecturers in supporting the employability of our students.

Sophie Curle from Larking Gowen says We have attended numerous UCS events and found these to be a very helpful source of potential candidates for our roles.Larking Gowen can offer excellent long term opportunities within the competitive professional services sector and are keen to attract and retain the best local talent and support their career development in Suffolk.

Conor has spoken of his enthusiasm and excitement at the opportunity, and thanks his course team and UCS for the support he has received; During my time at UCS I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course, and lecturers have made each module enjoyable in their own way. I received the support I needed at every stage of the application process to Larking Gowen from my tutor, Dr Atul Shah.

I chose a career in accounting because Ienjoyed immensely the accounting modules that I took and I excelled in them. These factors meant that it felt like a clear next step to pursue a career in accounting.

Dr Atul Shah, who has supported Conor in his application and interview, and in his finance modules at UCS, comments At UCS our approach is holistic we want to help students get ignited from within, so that they make a great life career. We support them in their career choice after graduation, not just leave them on their own when they graduate. We recognise that learning is not simply about facts and theories, but more importantly about motivation, meaning and purpose. Finance is a skill that every person needs to negotiate the complexities of modern life, and we help students build that knowledge with confidence.

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