August has been a great month here at CDC Accounting, made even greater with our Apprentice Accountant – Abbie Randles, passing her Level 2 AAT with Distinction. To pass with a Distinction, you have to score over 90%, so Abbie and the team here at CDC are understandably delighted with this result!
We had a little chat with Abbie and asked her about her first year with the company, and what she now has planned for the future:
What made you want to join CDC Accounting?
Abbie: I’ve been here at CDC Accounting for just over a year now, and I just love being part of the team. I was hungry for a career in accounting, but didn’t want to go through university and qualify as an accountant with no experience, like so many people are doing these days. I was so lucky that while I was looking for an apprenticeship opportunity, Chris and the team at CDC were also looking to take someone on; it was great timing! When I came for my interview I just loved the team and the vibe, and I knew this was where I wanted to be. It feels like a family here!
What has your first year been like as an Apprentice Accountant and what does the next year hold in store for you?
Abbie: Considering it was only a year ago that I joined CDC in July 2017, I have experienced first-hand the rapid growth of the company since then, which is very exciting for the future! I’ve really enjoyed this year, and learned so much. The next step is my Level 3 AAT, which I hope to do as well in as my Level 2! And after that, it will be Level 4, and then I’ll be qualified.
What’s your long-term dream and how is your apprenticeship helping you achieve this?
Abbie: My big goal is to be a Chartered Accountant one day, helping business to thrive and not just survive! Chris and the team are very supportive and have helped me so much with this first year as an apprentice, and I believe that with the kind of support that I receive at CDC Accounting, and if I keep up all the hard work achieved so far, that I will definitely get there!
When you’re not working hard at CDC Accounting and studying for your exams, what do you like to do?
Abbie: I love spending time with my friends and family; my boyfriend is also an apprentice in engineering so we have some big dreams together and are both really aspirational. I’m very much a “people person”, and I love animals too – I have a Labradoodle called Molly and she’s ace!
We are so proud of Abbie, and so excited about her future and her place here within the company. Well done, Abbie!