Despite COVID and the restrictions it has placed on all our lives over the last 15 or so months we are absolutely delighted that two of our ICAS students have passed their final exams and are now just a few months away from being fully qualified Chartered Accountants.

Jessica and Chloe both came to Drummond Laurie with the same aim but via different routes. Here’s their paths to success!

“I first worked with Drummond Laurie during the summer of 2014 as part of my school work experience programme. I then joined full-time in August 2015, starting the ICAS School Leaver Program in September 2016.
My studies, like all our lives, were impacted by COVID and new ways of working had to be quickly developed. Initial teething problems were soon overcome and my last block of classes and final exam were completed remotely.
I am delighted to say that I have now passed my final ICAS exam and I am looking forward to the next stage of my career and the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Jessica Wardlaw

“I started my training contract with Drummond Laurie nearly 3 years ago when I finished university.
I chose the route of chartered accountancy through ICAS as I felt the structure of the course was best suited to me. Drummond Laurie were so supportive throughout my exams and were flexible in giving me experience in areas that I felt might help for studying.
Despite being a challenging few years I’ve enjoyed getting involved in different aspects of the business, whether it be audit, tax or accounts preparation. This variety is something which definitely helped when it came to studying.
Now that I’ve passed my final exams and am a few months away from becoming a chartered accountant, I’m looking forward to see what my future at Drummond Laurie brings.”

Chloe Wilson

“Both Jessica and Chloe have been great members of our team over their time with Drummond Laurie and we are all extremely proud of their achievements. They have applied themselves extremely well to the wide variety of work they have been given and as a result have accumulated a fantastic amount of experience between them. Technical skills can be learned, however, work ethic, attitude and the desire to succeed are largely in-built. Jessica and Chloe have these attributes in abundance and this has helped them to come through their ICAS exams successfully at the same time as establishing themselves as valued members of our team. I have every confidence that they will both go on to have successful careers within our profession and I look forward to viewing their progress at Drummond Laurie for many years to come.”
David Wheeler – Managing Partner