We are celebrating “National Apprenticeship week”


In celebration of National Apprenticeship week this week, we wanted to share our experience of running a successful apprenticeship programme.

Leonherman has worked in partnership with Damar Training for the past five years for the recruitment and provision of accredited training programmes. The partnership has brought much success with apprentices and trainees progressing to semi-senior accounts roles, continuing to study towards further professional study qualifications through ACCA and becoming Senior Accountants.

Leonherman is very much committed to operating as a Training Practice, recruiting Apprentices at an early stage to develop an individual and provide a well-rounded training programme in order to produce the highest calibre accountants who can then go on to become supervisors and managers within the firm.

Staff retention is a key factor in measuring the success of an apprenticeship and at Leonherman we are extremely proud of the fact that we have a 100% retention rate of apprentices who are offered a position as a trainee post completion of their apprenticeship.  Examination success is also a key indicator of a successful apprenticeship and through the Firm’s partnership with Damar Training, we have been able to offer our apprentices an unparalleled study programme which has brought great examination success to date.

When asked about their experiences of our apprenticeship programme, here is what two of our trainee accountants had to say:

“I am currently studying for my higher AAT accountancy and business skills apprenticeship and have found it to be a really enjoyable experience. The teachers are all friendly, helpful and try their hardest to make learning fun. Working at Leonherman complements my studying and I am becoming more confident and knowledgeable after every week.”

Grace, Trainee Accountant

“Damar fits in with and around the jobs that I do at Leonherman, with great teachers that help and support along the way. The Leonherman apprenticeship programme has given me the experience and knowledge to get my career in accountancy off to a solid start.”

Alex, Trainee Accountant


Please get in touch or call 0161 249 5040 to discuss how you can apply for our Apprenticeship Programme