Career development is a priority for many people who get in touch with CABA. We have an extensive range of career services; they’re all free and strictly confidential. And it’s not just past and present ICAEW members who can take advantage. Close family members can access our career services too.
Whether you're in or out of work, we're here to support you with your career. Our face-to-face, online and telephone career coaching is available to qualified ICAEW members, their families and ACA students too. We work with our specialist partners to provide a range of support - from CV and interview advice and help facing redundancy through to returning to work after a break, and self-employment and retirement. We are with you for the whole of your career journey.
Personal and professional development courses
Can you effectively manage change? Are you making the most of your personal brand? Do you have the emotional intelligence to move up? Take a professional and personal development course from CABA and you're ready for whatever work, and life, throws at you. Taking place across England, our courses give you the skills and insights you need to succeed.
Our careers microsite is packed with insights and resources to support you at every stage of your career. Covering topics such as enhancing your employability, information for managers, working for yourself, taking a career break, retirement and more. Develop the skills and confidence you need to adapt, respond and grow throughout your professional life.
Planning and enjoying retirement
If you're approaching the end of your working life or are already retired, our retirement courses help you plan for a happy and secure future. Our courses and events take place across England – helping you to be successful at every stage of life.
Career adaptability tool
The key to a successful career? Adaptability. A high level of career adaptability enables you to respond confidently to your professional environment, handle change, and work proactively towards the future you want. Assess and develop your career adaptability with our online tool
ICAEW Support Members Scheme
We work closely with the ICAEW Support Members Scheme who like CABA, exists to support ICAEW members in the UK and abroad. The Scheme offers a confidential, non-judgemental service. Support members can be local or in another region, are all chartered accountants and are exempt from the duty to report misconduct. More information can be found on the ICAEW Support Members Scheme page.
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Your questions answered
Who is eligible for support?
CABA supports past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)1, ACA students2, ICAEW
Are your services means tested?
If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.
I am an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?
Our services are available to past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families.
CABA has supported me in the past; will I be able to receive support from CABA again?
We understand that circumstances change. If you have received advice and support from us in the past there are no time limits or restrictions preventing you from receiving support from us again.