Graduates

graduate careers at saffery champness

As one of our graduate trainees, you can play a major part in our ongoing success story. From early on in your time with us, you will be entrusted with real client assignments and real responsibilities.

In return, we will support you with our first-class training and development programme, designed to lay the foundations for an exceptional career.

Trainee recruitment

We offer excellent opportunities for graduates to train as Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers. During your accountancy training you will undertake programmes of external study with high quality tuition providers. Our trainees study with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Our tax trainees have the opportunity to study with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the ICAEW (for those studying for the joint qualification).

Entry criteria

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • A 2:1 degree (expected or obtained) in any discipline.
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS points, or equivalent, gained at one sitting.
  • Excellent GCSE results with a minimum grade B in English and Maths.

Why Saffery Champness?

  • The opportunity to work on real life client assignments.
  • A first class training and development programme.
  • A personal approach – you will get to know our partners and they will be easily accessible to you, as well as being genuinely committed to your training and development.
  • A friendly, yet professional and demanding working environment offering a whole host of social activities.

What we can offer you

We want to give you the best possible start to your accountancy career. Our salary and benefits packages are competitive with the top quartile in the industry, while our commitment to top-quality training is equally impressive.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a training contract at Saffery Champness, the application process has several steps:

1) Complete an online application form. Except in exceptional circumstances, you will need at least a 2:1 at degree level (or predicted) and 300 UCAS points. Make sure your application has no spelling or grammar errors as these will most likely result in an automatic rejection.

2) We will send you a request to complete written numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

3) If the tests go well, a member of our HR team will call you for an initial telephone interview, followed by a short personality questionnaire.

4) Candidates still under consideration at this point will be invited to an assessment day. If you are successful, you will receive an official offer shortly after.

Click here to view a list of our current vacancies.


saffery champness graduate recruitment brochure 2015 
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