CELEBRATIONS are on the cards for two hardworking apprentices who have achieved a BA Hons degree in Accounting.

Esther Klijn and Becky Cronin received confirmation of their results this week following five years of training and study at leading chartered accountancy JF Hornby & Co.

The pair, who have also secured five years of experience at the award-winning firm’s Ulverston headquarters, are now on the way to becoming qualified accountants as they work towards completion of their exams.

Paul Hornby, JF Hornby & Co. managing director, said he was delighted for both Esther and Becky who had worked incredibly hard at every stage.

“There’s no doubt they both thoroughly deserve congratulations for their dedication to their studies and for the excellent contribution they have also made to our team along the way.

“They have maximised every opportunity and their results are testament to this.

Esther said: “We’re so pleased to have completed the course and graduated. It’s been hard work but very rewarding too because we’ve been able to see what we’re learning in practice along the way.

“Everyone at Hornby’s has been supportive, it’s lovely to have such good news to share.”