Hello all, I’m Ryehan and Welcome to the ESC Global blog.
I will be writing a weekly blog, so I thought I’d best start with telling you a bit about myself. I am currently employed by ESC Global, who are a specialist water treatment company based in Doncaster. I was recruited through a government apprenticeship scheme and I work in the accountancy team of the company.
I knew becoming an accountant is what I wanted to be ever since I was young, and I believe that the apprenticeship scheme is a great opportunity. I had been on the hunt for an accounts apprenticeship ever since I had left school but I had no luck so I decided to attend college for a year, acquire two AS level qualifications in both maths ad ICT and started the hunt again. I believed that having these two AS levels would give me a better chance on securing the apprenticeship.
I am currently attending college once a week to study the AAT level 2 qualification in accountancy; after completing my first exam in accountancy, I achieved a 90% pass mark demonstrating to my employer my capabilities, as they have high expectation of me in terms of the results I achieve through various exams as well as the work I produce within the work place.
Choosing to take the apprenticeship route rather than going to university was a difficult decision for me as they both have benefits, however in my opinion I think I have made the right choice. I believe that hands on experience will benefit me more than continuing to study full time. The apprenticeship route shows me what it is like to be part of a real company and how to solve real time issues. Another reason why I believe I have made the correct choice is that being part of the team here at ESC Global has helped me improve my confidence and communications skills – two of the things I have always lacked. Coming to ESC Global was a scary experience for me because I had just finished my first year in college, and without any experience in accountancy, I was jumping straight in to a business, but when I arrived, I received a warm welcoming from the whole team which helped me gain confidence. Interacting with both my colleagues and the company’s customers has helped me improve my communication skills.
It is my hope to gain a permanent contract here at ESC Global and to be part of the success. Once I complete the level 2 AAT and gain the qualification, I will carry on my studies to then hopefully become a fully qualified accountant.
Thank you for reading a brief introduction of myself, if you have any question please do leave a comment below.