Trainee Accountant - asked to pay training fees

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  1. Aleksandra Klosowska

    Aleksandra Klosowska

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    Hi All,

    I am currently studying AAT Level 2 and got a job offer as a Trainee Accountant. I was told that training lasts 8 week and is paid £500, after completing it the job is guaranteed. Starting pay after the training would be £25,000. My question is if this is normal procedure for the Accounting company to ask for that sort of payment ? I was asked to send the payment before receiving any sort of contract what is a bit worrying to me.

    Could any of the more experienced advise please ?

    Thank you,
    Aleksandra
     
    Aleksandra Klosowska, Jan 15, 2018
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    AGH the CPA

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    most likely a scam. I dont know of any reputable company that requires its trainees to pay for training. In the US you are paid for your time training. Maybe Google the name + scam or look them up on Glassdoor?
     
    AGH the CPA, Jan 16, 2018
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    Jerome walsh

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    Yes agree with AGH! Dont hand over your hard earned money especially with no contract involved.
     
    Jerome walsh, Apr 4, 2018
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