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CAI Exam Cycle 2015

January brings us back to a new ACA exam cycle for 2015. The route to ACA can be a hard slog no matter where on the ladder you begin and understanding the key dates for interim assessments, final exams and results is crucial for any student. The below graphic gives an overview of the exam […]

Summer Internships 2015

Introduction Unless your course has the option of a co-op/INTRA/placement during your penultimate year your best opportunity to gain some firsthand experience in the world of accountancy will be through a summer internship. These internships are short term placements typically between June and August and, although programmes vary, the majority of firms will provide roles […]


Introduction The interview is a crucial part of the recruitment process and one that many milkround candidates fear greatly. Ultimately the milkround process is made up of two stages; The Application – this is where you prove yourself on paper by providing academic credentials, details of work experience and extracurricular activities etc; and The Interview […]

Milkround ’14 Overview

With the return to college fast approaching, so too is the Milkround process for 2014 with firm applications typically open online from mid September. The graphic below provides a neat summary of the Milkround as well as a rough guide on timelines and closing dates for firm applications. The next couple of weeks will be […]

LinkedIn for Students

With the rise of social media in recent years everyone seems to have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts however I am still amazed when talking to students and recent graduates that the majority have never heard of LinkedIn or, for those that have, just assumed that it was solely for professionals who are already well […]