Level 4 AAT Apprentice

We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday 4th May a new Level 4 AAT Apprentice joined our team!

Having successfully completed her Level 3 AAT exams Laura was made redundant by her previous employer who are going through a re-structuring plan following the impact of the Pandemic on their industry.

A local recruitment agency (Linda Taylors) made contact and introduced us to the talented and impressive Laura McMillan.  They thought she would be a good placement for us and they were entirely correct.  (http://lindataylors.co.uk/)



Laura has been excelling in her studies and training since her GCSE days at Westhoughton High School followed by attendance at Bolton Sixth Form College where her A Level results in Economics and Accounting were excellent.

She launched into a BA (Hons) in Economics and Finance at the University of Manchester but decided at the end of her first year that she would rather continue her learning via an apprenticeship; and so with courage and confidence she ventured into this alternative learning pathway.

Her success in her studies continued with the provider Kaplan Financial Manchester where her results in the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting were outstanding as well as the reference they provided for her.


Having survived a first interview with two of our staff (Diane and Andrea) and then a second interview with Charles and myself – we unanimously agreed that we wanted to offer Laura a Level 4 AAT Apprenticeship and we are delighted when she accepted our offer.

We have just agreed with Bolton College that Laura can join their Level 4 AAT Accountancy cohort this month and participate in the Taxation Module and then, in the new term starting in September, join the new cohort of students for the Professional Accounting Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship Course.

The College have been so helpful in getting Laura enrolled and working with us in setting up the Apprenticeship scheme with us.  (https://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships/)

As Laura transitions from industry to General Practice we will be giving her all the support she needs.  She will be in College one day per week with the rest of her time in the office or from time to time working remotely.

Thank you to Linda Taylor’s for the introduction and to Bolton College for all their help in setting up Laura’s Apprenticeship program.

Welcome to the team Laura.  We wish you great success.

(Photo credit: courtesy of Laura McMillan)