First Anniversary Celebrations for First Intuition

17th October 2022

First Intuition, the award-winning accountancy training provider are celebrating the 1st anniversary of opening their premises at Pennine 5 in Sheffield city centre.

First Intuition, the award-winning accountancy training provider are celebrating the 1st anniversary of opening their premises at Pennine 5 in Sheffield city centre.

FI have been running courses in Sheffield since 2018, however, since the opening of the new training centre the business has gone from strength to strength delivering training courses for the AAT, ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW qualifications, which can be studied either commercially or via an apprenticeship.

The first anniversary caps a memorable year for FI during which they have established permanent roots in the South Yorkshire region and are now an integral part of training the future finance professionals in the area.

A few of the highlights that have taken place throughout the year that FI are particularly proud of include:

FI has welcomed and taught over 200 students over the last year across the different qualifications, since the first course took place in October’21.

As part of the FI Apprenticeship programme, learners attend in centre days to improve communication, problem-solving and decision-making, which are delivered under FI’s unique Impact Skills Programme. Since October’21 FI have run 40 Skills Days which have contributed significantly to the development of skills that learners can take back to the workplace.

FI feel it is important to celebrate the progression and achievements of their learners, so it was fantastic to take their newly qualified accountants to a local Sheffield establishment for their first ever graduation ceremony in March’22.

In April’22, First Intuition won the PQ Magazine award for “best innovation in the accounting sector” for their Accountancy Academies. These free two-day events, give local school students, interested in a career in finance, an opportunity to gain a greater understanding and insight into the accountancy industry. Plus, the opportunity to meet local employers looking to recruit into their organisations. 

Development of both school leavers and graduates interested in a career in finance is an area FI is passionate about, particularly the importance of giving solid careers advice. In addition to the academies, FI has made huge efforts to engage with local schools and have attended numerous careers events and have given talks on careers in accountancy. 

Developing strong relationships with local employers is at the heart of the FI ethos and they ensure clients are kept updated with the latest industry news and developments. In May’22 the FI Sheffield centre held their first client event in conjunction with Pratap Partnership. The event, titled “The New Normal” was hugely successful and gave clients an insight into the most recent issues in recruiting, retaining and developing finance staff.

Staff and learners are keen to raise funds for local charities and FI are proud to have supported and raise funds for Sheffield based Cavendish Cancer Care throughout the year.

With the continued growth and an ever-expanding team, FI are always on the lookout for people with a passion for developing the next generation of finance professionals. If you would like to be part of a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing team go to https://www.firstintuition.co.uk/classroom-courses/sheffield/ 

Equally if you are an employer with finance training requirements or if you would like to be involved in any of the events mentioned above, contact local Director, chriscain@fi.co.uk 

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