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Become a Graduate Trainee Accountant

Enter a three-year funded training programme to become a Chartered Accountant. 

   

Location: London & South East

What you will be doing

Our graduate programme provides you with a 3-year training contract with one of the firms of Chartered Accountants for which we recruit. 

The firms we recruit for range from 4-19 partners in size, meaning there is huge scope for you to progress within the firm. What’s more, you will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors. You will be given responsibility from an early stage and benefit from involvement from the firm’s partners, who will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training. Indeed, many of our trainees have gone on to become senior managers and partners themselves.

Check out our company page below for the list of firms you could join. 

  • You will receive a competitive salary and an excellent study and benefits package. Add to this the opportunities and varied lifestyle that working in the South East has to offer and it all adds up to a very rewarding opportunity.
  • You will be provided with support and mentoring to assist you with the ACA exams, as well as being able to tap into advice from trainees who are further on in their studies. This wide range of support means that we have a good track record of students passing all their exams first-time.
  • You will receive a wide range of practical experience while studying for your professional examinations; all of which leads to the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification
  • You will be given paid study leave and we also cover the costs of all courses and examinations for first attempts

What you will have

We’re looking to recruit a number of graduates who aspire to become chartered accountants. We have high standards and are looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications as well as drive, ambition and a thirst for success.

We recruit for two annual intakes with successful candidates commencing their contract during August/September and January.

  • You are numerate and ambitious students who are willing to work hard, study hard and play hard
  • You have a 2:2 degree or above in any subject
  • You are flexible and able to adapt to a variety of challenging situations
  • You have communication skills to express ideas and deal with clients at all levels.
  • You have a minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff) or equivalents, from your top three grades (first attempts only) AS levels and General Studies are not accepted
  • You have a GCSE in English Language, grade C or above
  • You have a GCSE in Maths, grade B or above
Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Mercia incorporating SWAT

Finding excellent graduates for a number of Accountancy firms in London and the South East.

  

What we do

Accountancy offers a rewarding career with excellent salaries and huge potential for career progression. We offer graduate programmes with a range of prestigious firms of Chartered Accountants based in London and the South East

Each year we have approximately 30 vacancies for graduate trainees across the 9 firms of accountants for which we recruit. This means when you apply through us, you’re not just applying to one firm of Chartered Accountants, you’re applying to many.

Our graduate programme provides you with a 3-year training contract with one of the firms of Chartered Accountants for which we recruit, where you will gain an ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification.

You will be given paid study leave and we also cover the costs of all your courses and examinations (for first attempts). You will be provided with support and mentoring to assist you with the ACA exams, as well as being able to tap into advice from trainees who are further on in their studies. This wide range of support means that we have a good track record of students passing all their exams first-time.

The firms we recruit for range from 4-19 partners in size, meaning there is huge scope for you to progress within the firm. What’s more, you will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors. 

You will be given responsibility from an early stage and benefit from involvement from the firm’s partners, who will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training. Indeed, many of our trainees have gone on to become senior managers and partners themselves.

We offer graduate programmes with the following firms of Chartered Accountants based in London and the South East:

  

• Alliotts Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

• Brebners Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

• Citroen Wells Chartered Accountants

• Gerald Edelman Chartered Accountants

• Knox Cropper Chartered Accountants

• Nyman Libson Paul Chartered Accountants

• Rayner Essex Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

• Shipleys Chartered Accountants and Professional Business Advisors

  

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