Accountancy Apprentice goes from strength to strength

Elizabeth Hosken started her career as an Accounts Clerk for Clark Jenner Angove in Truro as an accountancy apprentice.

After completing her A Levels many of Elizabeth’s friends went to university, but she decided that an apprenticeship was the best route for her to develop her chosen career.

Her job included organising payroll, VAT returns, Accounts and Tax Returns for small and medium sized companies, bookkeeping, client liaison and the training of other apprentices.

Elizabeth said: “The AAT apprenticeship has allowed me to take on more and more work within the practice and t cover many more areas within the business. The apprenticeship was by far the best route to give me practical skills that employers want.”

Elizabeth also uses her accountancy skills outside of work to help run her local Young Farmer’s group who raise thousands of pounds for charity each year. As the secretary of the club, her finance skills e.g. prioritising & cash flow that she has leant through her apprenticeship and at work have been invaluable.

Elizabeth’s hard work and commitment to her apprenticeship has seen her win a the National Apprenticeship Service’s Apprentice of the Year in 2012.

Since winning the Award Lizzie has completed the AAT Higher Apprenticeship. She was also head hunted by a leading accounting firm in the South West, Francis Clark. She is currently working for them and also completing the Accounting Taxation Technician qualification.

Francis Clark report that she has settled in very well and is already having a positive impact on the team.