I completed my A-Level studies in 2020 and joined Townends in October the same year. During my A-levels I discovered that accounting was the career choice for me, and chose a route that would allow me to work towards a recognised qualification, whilst also gaining valuable practical experience.
Although I had an introduction to basic accounting as part of my Business Studies A-level, the support I received at Townends allowed me to build on my previous knowledge and quickly gain the skills required to work on basic accounts.
I have just started studying for my level 2 & 3 AAT and feel that Townends has prepared me well for this. In the run up to starting my studies I have grown in confidence, allowing me to work independently and I am really looking forward to learning more about the theory behind the tasks I complete on a daily basis.
Everyone at Townends have been very supportive and always willing to answer any questions I have. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the office has given me the confidence to ask for help when I need it.
Although my career journey has only just begun, upon completion of my level 2 & 3 AAT I hope to gain my level 4 AAT qualification. Longer term, I hope to continue working at Townends and become a Chartered Accountant.