Received a call offering training and work experience ,accounting ,sage Watch
I'm looking for some advice here as im currently looking for opportunity to start working in accounting/finance sector.
After applying to many positions through various sites, i received a phonecal from milton row company interviewing me and offering me a training if i will be successful in interview with senior manager towmorrow.
they offered training in sage 50 ,sage 50 payroll and MS Excel. It costs over 900 pounds. The also offered work experience and the lady strongly suggested work placement will be available after completing the course.
The thing is after reading through brochures they sent me, closest thing to any type of assurance i found was something like 'our experts do their best to win you interview opportunities'
also sage 50 is used by 90% of companies..
if the most important thing for me is job position should i ask/require some form of work contract or assurance on paper ?
dont know, i tried to include as many details as i could from my conversation, this is a lot of money and time and i prefer to know if this is worth it
maybe someone had some experience with them ?
EDIT _ I had a wee look at therm and they do look pretty shifty, they sound more like they're trying to sell webhosting or some such, I've worked for several big Glasgow money places in past (KPMG, E&Y, NSB & ACCA) and never heard of them once, also their address in W Geroge Street Glasgow is a mailbox/rent a room service, sharing space with such heavy hitters as 'Dance666'
the number they called me from was hidden and yes the company supposed to have "very strict" criteria in selecting candidates ,after training work experience - unpaid , and then i can start earning from 25,000 up... but there are already people here who have trouble even getting certification for passed exams after spending over 1000 pounds
At first they are very friendly and welcoming ensuring you will receive an excellent package. They even give you direct contact with a manager at Milton Row to sell you their "wonderful package with work experience". Up until you pay them large sums of money the change is evident.
You will soon come to know it is all a lie. They don't respond to you often. The online training is basic and you are unlikely to complete any exams without paying extra money. You will never actually get round to the work experience. They also ensure you they will support you to find jobs but they don't whatsoever. Horrible customer service. Very rude.
When you try to claim a refund within the cooling off period they will make up any excuse possible to avoid refunding you.
There is a lot of fake reviews but 100% avoid this company.
BS. I am not paying for their privilege to do their work for them and a qualification I can get for a fraction of the price elsewhere - except I already have a sage qualification. hung up the phone and blocked them.
If you want a training package for accounting software - look on reed training and find one on discount. common ones are sage, quickbooks, xero etc.