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    Hi all, I'm 20 years old and really want to make a career change that actually sustains a future. I'm looking into accountancy but it seems that all options to carve a way into this sector are either: A-Levels or Graduates. My question is, are there any other ways of getting in?
    If my only option is to do my a-levels, what would a-levels would you suggest?
    I'm also worried I may have left it a little late, maybe employers do not like that late bloomers, I don't really know! So please, any advice would be so welcome.

    So about me. I'm 20 Years old, left school with 5 GCSE's (Inc Maths and English) but went straight into working life with hope for just a year to save up a little but how time flies by so quick...I'm in retail at the moment so not much (or any) transferable skills I can pass on really.
    I suppose I would be starting from fresh but that's fine, however long it takes I'll stick it out.

    Thank you to anyone who reads this and further appreciation to any help in my situation.
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    You could check out some of the school leavers programs that PwC and KPMG offer. The only problem is they are for those who have done their Alevels as well, but maybe with your work experience you could ring and ask if they would accept you. Good luck
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    This sets out your options reasonably well. Tiy need to decide what type of accountant you want to be.
    https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ccountant.aspx

    This diagram seems on point for ICAEW at least.




    http://careers.icaew.com/school-stud...s/Entry-routes

    A levels you need to look a Uni sites, but things like Maths, Economics, then Business English, Law, History are common.
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    Check out the AAT qualification. After completing that you can apply for graduate accounting roles.
 
 
 
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