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Become a Trainee Accountant

Join a three-year programme guaranteed to give you a real head start in your Accountancy career.


Location: London, Pinner or Essex

  • • Competitive salary
  • • 24 weeks of paid study leave

What you will be doing

This is your chance to join our well-recognised, highly-regarded three-year Chartered Accountancy training programme.

Not only will we support you to find a trainee position in one of our 60 member firms, we will also support you with training for your professional exams too.

  • You will get the best of both worlds; the early responsibility that comes from training with a small or medium-sized firm, as well as a reputable training package
  • You will attend expert courses, written and run by us, as well as learning in the workplace too. Over 88% of our students pass first time, demonstrating the quality training that we provide
  • You will get to train with leading national tutors for approximately 24 weeks of your training contract, while benefiting from fully paid study leave
  • You will be responsible for a whole range of assignments, from audit to giving business advice to clients. With us, you won't spend months on one audit. 

What you will have

We look for graduates who are passionate about progressing a career in Accountancy, but in addition to this you should also be able to show the attributes below:

  • You are a 2:1 graduate with a minimum of 320 UCAS points and a minimum of an A in GCSE Maths and B in English – if you don’t meet this, still get in chance and we can review your application
  • You are great at communicating, both verbally and in writing
  • You are comfortable working in a team, as well as independently using your own initiative
  • You are hard-working and really committed to training with a smaller firm.
Onwards to our company and culture…

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.

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