Limerick students whose first college choice may not have worked out can jump straight into a career in accountancy from January on a new ‘earn-as-you-learn’ programmeAccounting Technicians with Accounting Technicians Ireland.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a funded, work-based learning programme where locally-placed apprentices will earn at least €19,400 a year.

Local employers such as Grant Thornton, The Revenue Commissioners and Ballyhoura Development have already come on board the new apprenticeship programme.

Students with Leaving Certs and mature learners can apply for the programme, run in co-operation with Limerick and Clare ETB, through Accounting Technicians Ireland.

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