Alex leads the way on ICAEW Apprenticeship Scheme

Investment in young talent continues to reap benefits at Carpenter Box, with news that Alex Kent has become the first apprentice at the firm to gain Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) status. 

Alex, who lives in East Grinstead, joined the Sussex-based accountancy firm’s Audit & Assurance team at Crawley in July 2017 after graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University. He started out on a traditional trainee route at Carpenter Box but then moved on to the ICAEW apprenticeship to develop his skills and enhance his career opportunities.

Newly qualified Carpenter Box Apprentice, Alex Kent

Alex commented:

“I am very grateful for the support that Carpenter Box has given me throughout my training and would highly recommend the apprenticeship scheme to any young person interested in becoming a fully qualified accountant.

“The scheme provides structure, and the support of a ‘talent coach’ is also invaluable in building confidence and progressing through the programme.”

Carpenter Box Managing Partner, Alan Edwards, said:

“We have always taken our role of training the next generation of accountants, tax and business advisers very seriously and continue to invest heavily in emerging talent.

“We know that prospects for young people have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, so as a firm, we are determined to continue offering opportunities to school and college leavers. Alex is the first of our young recruits on the apprenticeship scheme to qualify as an ACA and we now offer this route to qualification to all our trainees joining the firm.”

Carpenter Box operates from offices in WorthingBrightonCrawley and Chichester.