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HAT Group

Graduate Trainee Accountant
£28,000 to £31,000
Location Liverpool
Starts Jan 2023
Deadline ASAP

Become an Graduate Trainee Accountant

Joining a HAT firm means you will get the very best of both worlds; early responsibility that comes from training with a small or medium-sized firm as well as a highly reputable training package.

Location: London

What you will be doing

HAT Group are recruiting on behalf of our member firms based in London, for a number of graduates to join their ACA Training Scheme. Firms currently recruiting are Lewis Golden, Sayers Butterworth, Simmons Gainsford and Wilder Coe.

HAT is unique because one application to us means you can be considered for more than one vacancy. Our scheme is managed solely by our Recruitment Manager, Anna Boast. This means that you will be treated as an individual and won’t be subjected to a barrage of stages and months waiting to hear back.

Training with a smaller firm is so rewarding. You won't spend months on one section of the same audit. You will soon be responsible for completing a whole range of assignments including accountancy, audit and giving business advice to a wide variety of clients.

You will receive support every step of the way from your exam tutors at Kaplan, colleagues, your training partner and from the HAT team, which is why, on average 88% of our students pass first time.

What you will have and get

Minimum Academic Criteria

• A 2.1 degree classification in any discipline.

• (Using the old tariff) A,B,B at A-level and an A in maths GCSE and B in English.

If you don’t meet this criteria, please email Anna to discuss.


In addition to all of this, you can expect:

• A highly competitive annual salary

• Paid leave to attend college and complete your exams

• Your firm will ensure you have the right level of approved practical experience to become qualified.

• Opportunity to attend high quality practical courses, which are written and run by HAT (these are not normally available if you chose to train with a small firm).

Learn more about HAT Group

We are HAT Group

Working with talent in firms up and down the country, our training helps people to build a fulfilling career in Accountancy.



We work with everyone, from Accountancy Magazine’s top 50 to sole practitioners.


Established for over forty years, HAT Group of Accountants is a training consortium that provides training, technical and recruitment support to over 60 Accountancy firms across the UK. 

We work with everyone from Accountancy Magazine’s top 50 to sole practitioners, and our members range in size from just three partners and 15 staff to those with more than 30 partners and 150 staff.

We recruit ACA, AAT and ACCA trainees on behalf of these members and support their studies. These candidates are promised a first-class candidate experience, where they are treated as an individual, not as a number.

By training with a HAT firm, we can guarantee that you won't spend months on one section of one audit. Instead, you'll be responsible for completing a range of assignments and receive guidance at every step.