After joining our VAT and Accounts department almost four years ago in July 2016, Lewis is now close to completing his Level 4 AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). We caught up with Lewis to find out more about his apprenticeship and plans for the future.

 

Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?

I studied accounting at Middlesbrough College as an AS Level. After completing this and discussing my options with my teacher at the time, I decided the best option was to go for an apprenticeship in accounting rather than continue down the college and university route.

 

What is involved in your apprenticeship?

I’m currently studying for my Level 4 AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), where I have to complete a product portfolio. I have a full day at college every Wednesday and sit multiple exams throughout the course.

 

How does Chuhan & Singh support your apprenticeship?

Chuhan & Singh allow me time out of the office every Wednesday to attend college, which means I have plenty of time to focus on my college work and exams.

 

What do you hope to get out of your apprenticeship?

I hope to complete my Level 4 AAT and become qualified chartered accountant.

 

What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced throughout your apprenticeship so far?

This has been the hardest year of my apprenticeships so far as it involves a number of tax exams. I’m not based in the tax department in the office, so I’ve needed to revise even more than I have for my usual exams.

 

What are your career goals?

I aim to continue with my apprenticeship and grow my qualifications each year.

 

How will your apprenticeship help you reach these goals?

Through my apprenticeship I can expand my knowledge and become qualified to a very high level in the industry.

 

What would you say to anyone considering an apprenticeship?

I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone, especially those who are unsure of going down the university route. You can on the job experience whilst also getting a qualification – that can’t be done at university.