Throughout 2018, EisnerAmper Ireland has taken part in Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI). As part of EisnerAmper Ireland’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, the Firm annually takes part in JAI, with both trainees and senior staff members assisting young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.
Audrone Medele, Senior in Financial Services, completed the Spring term programme in Our Lady’s Girls N.S, which involved teaching 3rd class students as part of their ‘Our City’ programme. The ‘Our City’ programme involves learning about the town / city and the various businesses that are located within it. The programme involved visiting the school and teaching a 5 lesson plan over a number of weeks. Students learned the importance of the city planner’s role in order for the city run smoothly. During the second lesson, which turned out to be students’ favourite, the students familiarised themselves with the blueprint and experienced building their own city. The pupils also became entrepreneurs by opening their own restaurant, created an advertising campaign for their ice-cream business and learned how banks operate and make money. Following the completion of the programme, each member of the class received a participation certificate.
Barry Horan, Supervisor in International Business, completed the Summer term programme in St. Tiernan’s Community School in Balally, which involved teaching a class of second year students about “the economics of staying in school” over 6 weeks. “The economics of staying in school” programme involved teaching the students about the correlation between getting a job in the students desired field and the role that education plays in obtaining meaningful employment and career success. Following the completion of the programme, each member of class received a participation certificate and a party was held in the class during the final lesson.
Junior Achievement Ireland (“Junior Achievement”) is part of a worldwide organisation reaching out to over 10 million young people each year. Junior Achievement aims to inspire and motivate young people to realise their potential by valuing education and understanding how to succeed in the world of work. This programme is operated in both primary and secondary schools and fosters a spirit of enterprise within participating schools.
As part of the Junior Achievement programme, a series of ‘Guru lectures’ are organised in participating schools across the country where students enjoy presentations from business leaders on their respective professions. This gives the students the opportunity to meet with members of the business community and learn about different types of careers.
Our trainees are involved in all elements of practice management from day one, including engaging and working closely with those in our community. From the outset, trainees work closely with partners and senior management to deliver services to our key markets. This approach facilitates our trainees getting hands on experience while also developing the core awareness, knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in their careers. To read more about our graduate programmes and how to kickstart your career at EisnerAmper Ireland, click here.