So after trying for a long time to secure a training contract I am still unemployed.
I exceed the academic requirements and regularly get to the second round interviews but just haven’t come out on top yet - a few times I have been told the number of people who have applied, made it to 1st int, 2nd int etc. and I have been in top 85% or higher of candidates.
I don’t really think it would be worthwhile doing a paid job I wouldn’t enjoy - so am doing voluntary work just to keep myself active and get more competency examples etc. I think my time would be better used doing ACA exams on my own. I have a few exemptions from the knowledge stage exams.
Has anyone done it independently? Can it be done for professional stage without going to classes ? (I know it technically can be done but it is realistic to do it this way)
It will be expensive especially if I go to classes for it - but hopefully it will give me a good advantage in the future
what is everyones opinion?