Apprenticeships which add up to success

Oct 1, 2021 | News

An award-winning firm of accountants believes that apprenticeships are an effective way of equipping their team with the right skills and knowledge.

Following significant business growth and expansion, Burgis & Bullock has expanded the firm’s apprenticeship programme in partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training.

Two of Burgis & Bullock’s apprenticeship stars are Sam Brindley and Morgan Hill, who have both successfully progressed through their assistant accountant apprenticeship at level 3 and are currently working towards higher-level study as professional accounting technicians at Level 4.

Commenting on his success, Sam Brindley who joined Burgis & Bullock in April 2021 said: “Rather than going to university, I chose the apprenticeship route as a way of earning whilst training in my chosen profession.  I am enjoying the diversity of the role in both accounts and audit and if I have any queries or questions the team at Chamber Training are always on hand to support and guide me. “

Morgan Hill added: “Taking an apprenticeship has been really beneficial for me.  The training at Chamber Training one day a week helps me to apply what I have learnt into my working day and I have received fantastic support and guidance.”

Sean Farnell, a partner at Burgis & Bullock, commented: “Across the company, we are firm believers in apprenticeships.  Personally, I’d rather take on an apprentice than someone who is a bit older or has maybe gone to university.

“There are a number of reasons behind that; one being that I believe it’s right that people can earn at the same time as they train.

“It’s better for the employee and it’s better for the employer because it attracts people who are keen to learn, understand the world of work and are able to do things in the Burgis & Bullock way. It’s definitely a win-win.”

Career path

Nicky Cheshire, Training Manager at Chamber Training, added: “We are delighted to work with Burgis & Bullock.  An apprenticeship is the first stepping stone towards becoming a qualified accountant.

“University isn’t the right path for everyone. An accountancy apprenticeship means you can kick start your career path straight from school.

“For businesses who are looking to recruit an apprentice or train new staff, we would love to hear from you.

“At Chamber Training, we are currently working with a number of accountancy firms to provide relevant, tailored and structured learning pathways to support businesses to develop qualified staff. For businesses who are looking to recruit an apprentice or train new staff, please get in touch.”

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training work with businesses to develop tailored apprenticeships across a range of business types and jobs. For further information call 024 7623 1122 or

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