National Apprenticeship Week 2022 Dean’s Journey

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Written February 2022

At Littlefish we are very proud of our apprenticeship scheme and how we help our people start and progress in their careers. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week we asked a couple of our apprentices a few questions about being an apprentice and how they have found their first foray into the world of work.

First up we have Dean Teagle who joined our Finance team back in 2017.

Dean is currently working towards his CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualification through Kaplan and we asked him a few questions around his apprenticeship:


What apprenticeship are you studying?

CIMA Certificate (Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician, Level: 4).


How long is your apprenticeship?

18 months.


What have you learnt most from your apprenticeship?

I hadn’t studied accounting previously so had learned on the job and studying CIMA has helped give me a better fundamental understanding of accounting.


What do you intend to do after your apprenticeship?

Move on to the CIMA Professional qualification (Level 7).


What is the biggest myth you have found around apprenticeships?

I thought that you had to be between the ages of 16 and 25 in order to do an apprenticeship but that’s not the case. I wasn’t aware that you could do degree level courses through an apprenticeship as well.


Your top tip for completing an apprenticeship?

Remaining disciplined and organised with studying. Plan when you’re going to study and stick to it, otherwise it’s easy to fall behind and difficult to catch up.


We wish you all the best of luck Dean with your continuing studies.


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