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    So I start my grad scheme in September and I'll be studying for the ACA qualification. I know that I qualify for 5 or 6 exemptions from exams anyway. Should I just apply for them now and let them know or wait until I start to see what to do. (I've heard of some companies making you sit the exams anyway).

    Also, I graduated one year ago, so I reckon I'll be a little rusty, will I be expected to do the next exams straight away? Or would I get some extra time before I have to sit them? In which case how should I prepare? As I'm not sure my knowledge in the basics is 100% right now. (As opposed to someone sitting the first exams and then going onto the next ones straight away)

    Wait until you have further information on applying for exemptions from your firm. They will either get in touch with you over the next few weeks or as soon as you start. My firm made everyone sit the first three (Accounting, Assurance, PTX) regardless of any potential exemptions so there's more than enough time to get it sorted.
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