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The story of our website

As this website is all about helping people understand what is involved in training to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, we wanted to feature as many real-life ACA students as possible. We visited current and previous students to talk to them about their experiences and photograph them at work. Their stories are the heart of our story.

Meet more of our students
Montage of real-life aca students

Our students make our website

Throughout this website you will see our ACA students working, learning and socialising with their colleagues, and read the stories of their experiences in their own words.

On our home page you see Drew and Kayleigh who are training at EY, while on other pages you will find Zoe, the Head of Finance at start-up fashion app Depop, as well as Anna, Guy, George, Jessica, Luke, Maxine, Frederick and Lydia who work at PwC.

In fact all of the imagery that you see across the website are people either training or working in chartered accountancy, or attending one of our events. It’s been great to meet and photograph so many of our people to bring the profession to life.

With the help of Anna, Drew, Zoe and many others we have tried to show what it is really like to undertake the ACA qualification. The meetings you may attend with clients, the mentoring you can receive and the relationships you will build with your colleagues.

In short this website wouldn’t have been possible without the involvement of our students, members and authorised training employers, and we’d like to thank everyone who gave up their valuable time to be a part of it.


Read more student stories

In particular, we’d like to say a big thank you to:

We'd also like to thank our ATEs: Depop, EY and PwC.


Learn more about employers

Drew Williams, ACA Trainee, EY

Drew WilliamsACA Trainee, EY

Location: London, UK

Kayleigh Anderson

Kayleigh AndersonBusiness Trainee, EY

Location: London, UK

Zoe Wong, head of finance at Depop

Zoe Wong Head of Finance, Depop

Location: London, UK

Find your route

There are a number of different routes to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. You can start your journey straight from school, while you're at university or after you have graduated. Find out which route is right for you.

Find your route