It seems lots of potential wannabe accountants are being put off by going into the profession by bad careers advice. A recent research by AAT has shown that more than seven in ten youngsters wrongly believe that you require a degree to enter the professional services, which also covers accountancy jobs.
Mark Farrar who is the chief executive off ATT said:
“Careers advice isn’t keeping pace with demand, this means some young people are relying on what their friends or parents tell them”
Results has shown that 43% of youngsters have not been given satisfactory careers advice, claiming it hadn’t been the reason for their career choice. 15% of the people researched also said they followed friends choices when making a career decision and 24% said they took advice or were told by their parents.
Farrar also added on the subject of needing a degree to enter a career like accounting
“This is absolutely not true, and young people should be aware of alternatives, such as apprenticeships and professional training, which can create a route into fantastic careers”