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22 year old finance director, Sam Jedrzejewski, shares all

The fourth episode of our new YouTube series, Career Goals, is now available to watch… and it’s all about climbing up that career ladder.

Our fourth episode of Career Goals saw the host, Kelsey Haslam joined by accountant and finance partner, Sam Jedrzejewski.

Guest

Sam started his career straight out of school by doing an apprenticeship at the business he still works for. In just a few years his hard work, commitment and determination have seen him progress all the way up to one of the finance partners in the organisation.

Key topics discussed

Introductions

Sam talks about what made him choose the apprenticeship route, his career path so far, and the requirements expected from him in his job role. He also dives into what accounting is, and how it’s not all just about maths and numbers.

Never have I ever

Kelsey and Sam play a game of Never have I ever where Sam reveals some truths about his career and what it’s really like working in the finance industry.

Some topics include workplace mistakes and telling white lies at work.

Industry myths

Kelsey reads out a variety of statements relating to apprenticeships and working in finance to hear Sam’s views. Myths, misconceptions and stereotypes are challenged while some topics that follow include how accountancy can be considered as a ‘language,’ the realities behind apprenticeships, and how to progress in the workplace.

Final thoughts

The closing question is asked: what does ‘career goals’ mean to you?

Start your career journey

At Kaplan, we offer apprenticeship programmes across several industries. If you’re feeling inspired by Sam’s successful career development, take a look at our current vacancies or find out more about apprenticeships.

Alternatively, you can browse our professional qualifications where you can independently fund this or invoice your employer with their permission.

Uncover more inspiring stories in our Career Goals YouTube series

View all episodes

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22 year old finance director, Sam Jedrzejewski, shares all

The fourth episode of our new YouTube series, Career Goals, is now available to watch… and it’s all about climbing up that career ladder.

Our fourth episode of Career Goals saw the host, Kelsey Haslam joined by accountant and finance partner, Sam Jedrzejewski.

Guest

Sam started his career straight out of school by doing an apprenticeship at the business he still works for. In just a few years his hard work, commitment and determination have seen him progress all the way up to one of the finance partners in the organisation.

Key topics discussed

Introductions

Sam talks about what made him choose the apprenticeship route, his career path so far, and the requirements expected from him in his job role. He also dives into what accounting is, and how it’s not all just about maths and numbers.

Never have I ever

Kelsey and Sam play a game of Never have I ever where Sam reveals some truths about his career and what it’s really like working in the finance industry.

Some topics include workplace mistakes and telling white lies at work.

Industry myths

Kelsey reads out a variety of statements relating to apprenticeships and working in finance to hear Sam’s views. Myths, misconceptions and stereotypes are challenged while some topics that follow include how accountancy can be considered as a ‘language,’ the realities behind apprenticeships, and how to progress in the workplace.

Final thoughts

The closing question is asked: what does ‘career goals’ mean to you?

Start your career journey

At Kaplan, we offer apprenticeship programmes across several industries. If you’re feeling inspired by Sam’s successful career development, take a look at our current vacancies or find out more about apprenticeships.

Alternatively, you can browse our professional qualifications where you can independently fund this or invoice your employer with their permission.

Uncover more inspiring stories in our Career Goals YouTube series

View all episodes

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22 year old finance director, Sam Jedrzejewski, shares all

The fourth episode of our new YouTube series, Career Goals, is now available to watch… and it’s all about climbing up that career ladder.

Our fourth episode of Career Goals saw the host, Kelsey Haslam joined by accountant and finance partner, Sam Jedrzejewski.

Guest

Sam started his career straight out of school by doing an apprenticeship at the business he still works for. In just a few years his hard work, commitment and determination have seen him progress all the way up to one of the finance partners in the organisation.

Key topics discussed

Introductions

Sam talks about what made him choose the apprenticeship route, his career path so far, and the requirements expected from him in his job role. He also dives into what accounting is, and how it’s not all just about maths and numbers.

Never have I ever

Kelsey and Sam play a game of Never have I ever where Sam reveals some truths about his career and what it’s really like working in the finance industry.

Some topics include workplace mistakes and telling white lies at work.

Industry myths

Kelsey reads out a variety of statements relating to apprenticeships and working in finance to hear Sam’s views. Myths, misconceptions and stereotypes are challenged while some topics that follow include how accountancy can be considered as a ‘language,’ the realities behind apprenticeships, and how to progress in the workplace.

Final thoughts

The closing question is asked: what does ‘career goals’ mean to you?

Start your career journey

At Kaplan, we offer apprenticeship programmes across several industries. If you’re feeling inspired by Sam’s successful career development, take a look at our current vacancies or find out more about apprenticeships.

Alternatively, you can browse our professional qualifications where you can independently fund this or invoice your employer with their permission.

Uncover more inspiring stories in our Career Goals YouTube series

View all episodes

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We held a webinar to provide tips on how to create or update a strong CV and tailor it to specific job vacancies that you apply for.

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22 year old finance director, Sam Jedrzejewski, shares all

The fourth episode of our new YouTube series, Career Goals, is now available to watch… and it’s all about climbing up that career ladder.

Our fourth episode of Career Goals saw the host, Kelsey Haslam joined by accountant and finance partner, Sam Jedrzejewski.

Guest

Sam started his career straight out of school by doing an apprenticeship at the business he still works for. In just a few years his hard work, commitment and determination have seen him progress all the way up to one of the finance partners in the organisation.

Key topics discussed

Introductions

Sam talks about what made him choose the apprenticeship route, his career path so far, and the requirements expected from him in his job role. He also dives into what accounting is, and how it’s not all just about maths and numbers.

Never have I ever

Kelsey and Sam play a game of Never have I ever where Sam reveals some truths about his career and what it’s really like working in the finance industry.

Some topics include workplace mistakes and telling white lies at work.

Industry myths

Kelsey reads out a variety of statements relating to apprenticeships and working in finance to hear Sam’s views. Myths, misconceptions and stereotypes are challenged while some topics that follow include how accountancy can be considered as a ‘language,’ the realities behind apprenticeships, and how to progress in the workplace.

Final thoughts

The closing question is asked: what does ‘career goals’ mean to you?

Start your career journey

At Kaplan, we offer apprenticeship programmes across several industries. If you’re feeling inspired by Sam’s successful career development, take a look at our current vacancies or find out more about apprenticeships.

Alternatively, you can browse our professional qualifications where you can independently fund this or invoice your employer with their permission.

Uncover more inspiring stories in our Career Goals YouTube series

View all episodes

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The past, present, and future of banking

The past, present, and future of banking

In this episode of our Learn Better podcast, Stuart Pedley-Smith spoke to the CBI Executive Director of Education, Tanya Retter.

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We held a webinar to provide tips on how to create or update a strong CV and tailor it to specific job vacancies that you apply for.

Kaplan · 11 minute read

Considering a career in insolvency: What you need to know

Considering a career in insolvency: What you need to know

The insolvency profession is commonly regarded as part of the legal sector, but many accountancy professionals also pursue a career in this area.

Kaplan · 5 minute read

View all articles

22 year old finance director, Sam Jedrzejewski, shares all

The fourth episode of our new YouTube series, Career Goals, is now available to watch… and it’s all about climbing up that career ladder.

Our fourth episode of Career Goals saw the host, Kelsey Haslam joined by accountant and finance partner, Sam Jedrzejewski.

Guest

Sam started his career straight out of school by doing an apprenticeship at the business he still works for. In just a few years his hard work, commitment and determination have seen him progress all the way up to one of the finance partners in the organisation.

Key topics discussed

Introductions

Sam talks about what made him choose the apprenticeship route, his career path so far, and the requirements expected from him in his job role. He also dives into what accounting is, and how it’s not all just about maths and numbers.

Never have I ever

Kelsey and Sam play a game of Never have I ever where Sam reveals some truths about his career and what it’s really like working in the finance industry.

Some topics include workplace mistakes and telling white lies at work.

Industry myths

Kelsey reads out a variety of statements relating to apprenticeships and working in finance to hear Sam’s views. Myths, misconceptions and stereotypes are challenged while some topics that follow include how accountancy can be considered as a ‘language,’ the realities behind apprenticeships, and how to progress in the workplace.

Final thoughts

The closing question is asked: what does ‘career goals’ mean to you?

Start your career journey

At Kaplan, we offer apprenticeship programmes across several industries. If you’re feeling inspired by Sam’s successful career development, take a look at our current vacancies or find out more about apprenticeships.

Alternatively, you can browse our professional qualifications where you can independently fund this or invoice your employer with their permission.

Uncover more inspiring stories in our Career Goals YouTube series

View all episodes

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