Whyfield are a small independent firm of accountants employing 10 members of staff. They offer an extensive range of accountancy, bookkeeping and payroll services to clients all over the UK although predominantly in the South West. Their client’s range from; sole traders to multi-million pound turnover companies.
What were the businesses issues/challenges to undertake training?
Whyfield have found that employing apprentices and supporting them through their qualifications is a very effective way for them to grow their team alongside employing staff already qualified. By investing in their staff to provide them with the right skills and knowledge, Whyfield can ensure that their core values to ‘provide the very best customer service and that each client receives high quality information’ is delivered.
The training undertook:
Whyfield currently have two AAT Apprentices and over the last few years have taken on several AAT Apprentices who have been successful in securing permanent roles within the company.
Whyfield continues to support their employees learning and development by enrolling them onto various training courses including the CIMA Management Accounting qualification. This internationally recognised programme further support their core values to provide their clients with high quality information enabling them to make informed decisions.
What impacts and benefits has the training had on the company?
Every staff member who is currently undertaking training has fed back that they can relate what they learn in college to what they do in the workplace. It provides them with a further understanding of the work they carry out and challenges them to think outside the box and they are always keen to ask questions. Investing in staff helps them to become more knowledgeable, competent and qualified benefiting Whyfield as they reap the rewards through increased production and increased profits.
“Employing apprentices is a fantastic way of growing your workforce and using CCB to further their knowledge and qualifications gives you a supportive and professional network to work alongside to achieve this.” Laura Whyte- Whyfield.