Trainee Chartered Accountants
We recruit Trainee Chartered Accountants each year across our regional office network.
As a trainee at Saffery Champness, you will be supported by our dedicated training team who will monitor your progress throughout your studies. We also use first-class tuition centres, alongside our own internally developed technical training programmes, to help you prepare for your examinations.
Gaining a variety of experiences in a range of business environments is of vital importance, and we provide this through on-the-job training. You will work in teams of varying sizes and from day one you will be given your own areas of responsibility.
The variety of our client base means that you will receive comprehensive exposure to all aspects of the services we provide. You could deal with a private client on one day, and an entertainment business the next. At Saffery Champness we are a large enough firm for you to work on more weighty assignments, yet small enough for you to achieve recognition and make rapid progress.
What we offer
- High quality training and development;
- Varied work experience/early responsibility from the beginning of your career
- A structured development programme;
- Excellent career progression
- A competitive salary;
- The opportunity to work in specialist markets such as private clients;
- A friendly and supportive working environment;
- Access to senior management/partners;
- The opportunity to be rewarded for hard work - if you are ambitious and want to succeed, you can
- Bi-annual reviews in April and October each year, with opportunities for salary progression;
- Good long-term career prospects; and
- The opportunity to work in a team of all round business advisers, not just a team of auditors.
Summer Internship opportunities
If you are targeting a career in accountancy but remain unsure about what kind of firm you think would best suit you, you can apply for one of our summer intern placements. The scheme runs for four to six weeks every summer and provides a valuable insight not just into the workings of a top 20 accountancy firm, but also the unique culture of Saffery Champness.
We understand that entering a new workplace, particularly on a temporary placement, can be an intimidating experience. That is why we go out of our way to make you feel not just welcome, but fully-integrated into the firm, giving you a full induction to help you acclimatise.
As an intern you will be partnered with a dedicated mentor whose job it is to ensure your placement is enjoyable and challenging. During your time with us you will benefit not only from a basic bookkeeping course, but also exposure to different departments within the firm. Your mentor will chart your progress and provide regular feedback during informal appraisals.
Applicants must have a 2:1 degree (expected or obtained) in any discipline and at least 300 UCAS points, or equivalent, gained at one sitting. Plus excellent GSCE results with a minimum grade B in English and Maths.
To apply for our 2013 Trainee Chartered Accountant positions and Summer Internships, please click here
We also have a Tax Trainee vacancy for September 2013. To find out more about this role, please click here.
The application system for our 2014 Trainee Chartered Accountant positions and Summer Internships will open on 1 August 2013.
Find out what it is like to train at Saffery Champness
To find out more, some of our trainees have given us their opinion about what it is really like to train at Saffery Champness