So I have just had to leave my college and do not wish to join another one after the year I have experienced. I was wondering what the best apprenticeships to look for in accounting would be for someone like me who has just completed their AS-levels.
Depends what you're interested in and your location.
What is your ideal career path?
Personally, I have been on a gap year but I have been applying for apprenticeships since April and it has been an extremely unreliable and displeasurable experience.
Originally, I was applying for Business & admin because there were so many of them listed, but then upon discovering Accounting Apprenticeships being advertised by a local college, I went in to discover that they only provide the academic side to it. They said they do not help you find an apprenticeship and you have to do all of that yourself and to then come back to them when you have a work placement. This was very misleading considering on their website they stated otherwise. When searching for apprenticeships in accounting I've had no luck, there are none advertised in my area, there are a couple which are being advertised 40 miles out. I am now looking at higher education courses to start in September as the Apprenticeship searching was a complete waste of time for me.
Back to your question, I would say if your location offers you these oppurtunities then sure, go for it. But be wary of the entry requirements because some of these Accounting apprenticeships require 2 A Levels at grade C or above. Others may just require your GCSE grades.
Hope this helped.