Improve your employability at ICAEW’s National Business and Accounting competition, BASE!Posted: 2nd of September 2015 by Naomi Bourne
If you are studying towards A-levels or equivalent at school or college and are looking to develop your employability, ICAEW’s National Business and Accounting competition, BASE, can help you do just that.
Competing against other schools and colleges, you and your team will take on the role of ICAEW Chartered Accountants for the day. With the help of a professional mentor you will be tasked with providing innovative solutions to real life business challenges. You will then present your recommendations to a panel of judges, who will decide the winning team for the day. The winners will secure a place at the National Final in June and stand a chance of being crowned BASE 2016 National Champions.
At BASE you will develop skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication and commercial awareness. You will also meet local and national employers to find out about the latest opportunities and receive inside knowledge about what they look for in applicants. In addition to all this, you have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.
Past participant of BASE, Shilam Shazad, said ’Taking part in BASE definitely helped me secure a training agreement with PwC. It was something I talked about during my interview and many companies look for qualities BASE helps you to develop’.
There are 49 heats taking place across the UK, don’t miss your chance to compete against your local schools and colleges, ask your teacher to enter a team today. For more information visit icaew.com/base, like ICAEW BASE on Facebook, or follow @ICAEW_BASE on Twitter.
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