CassonscareersA team of young accountants and business advisers have been sharing career advice with our students to help them prepare for life after school.

Trainee and qualified accountants from Cassons business advisers LLP met with student from Rhyddings as part of a business initiative to help them explore their education and employment options.

The ‘My Future’ session was run as part of Business In The Community’s ‘Business Class’ programme, which partners schools and businesses with the aim of raising students’ career aspirations.

The session included a Q & A with Cassons staff about their own career pathways and encouraged students to consider the value of degrees and apprenticeships as routes into employment.

With the help of the young accountants, the students also examined the cost of university study and discussed the skills and abilities employers expect from school leavers.

Chartered accountant Lexi Hamer, who joined Cassons as a trainee after her A Levels said: “I wish the My Future session had been available when I was trying to decide on my career. I felt university was very much being pushed on me, even though I wasn’t sure it was right for me.

“Instead I chose to join Cassons straight from school at 18 which gave me the opportunity to study for my accountancy qualifications whilst gaining workplace experience. It’s really helped me to progress my career and develop skills in a way I couldn’t at university.”