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Become a Graduate Trainee Accountant at Haslers

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


Location: East London

What you will be doing

Haslers is an award-winning firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Consultants and Business Advisers. Based to the East of London in Loughton, 2 minutes’ walk from the Central Line tube station.

Haslers has a great mix of clients including SME business, groups of companies, partnerships, limited companies, charities and High Net Worth individuals. You will work on both audit and accounts jobs across a range of industry sectors and also have the opportunity to be trained in, and work on, specialist audits (FCA, Solicitors, Charities & NFP, Education).

There is huge potential at Haslers to progress within the Firm. 70% of our Partners and half of our managers were promoted internally, and 17% of our Partners joined our graduate training programme just like you are now.

  • You will enter into a 3 year training contract 
  • 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
  • You will have regular meetings with Partners, who have an open-door policy, and take an active interest in the development of all our graduates.
  • You will be given early responsibility and won’t just be sat behind a desk all day
  • You will be out at clients within your first few weeks and, along with other members of the audit team

What you will have

It is not just about academic success. Haslers are interested in what transferable skills you can bring to the business. These may have been gained via work experience, volunteering, travel, extra curricular activities etc.

Accountancy is a people focused business, so great communication skills are key so that you can liaise with, and engage with, clients on both a business and personal/social level.

You will have the drive to work hard, balance the demands of studying whilst working and be able to organise yourself to achieve the best. A flexible approach and “can do” attitude is key.

All applications are administered through our recruitment partner – Mercia incorporating SWAT.

  • You have a 2:2 degree in ANY subject
  • You have a minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff) or equivalent, from your top three A level grades (first attempts only).
  • You have a GCSE in Maths – grade B or above
  • You have a GCSE in English Language – grade B preferred but will consider grade C or above
  • You have some Finance work experience 
  • You have a full driving licence
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

• Haslers 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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