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School and College Leaver Apprentices/Trainees

Closing date: Sunday 16 January 2022

We are looking for talented individuals to join our Apprenticeship and Fast track AAT/ATT-Chartered Accountant training programme starting in Summer 2022.

With your hard work and dedication, you have the opportunity to become a well-rounded financial expert and gain AAT qualification on our apprenticeship programme. AAT Level 4 is equivalent to a Higher Diploma or first year of a degree. You would get to start your first job and study at college at the same time and we will provide you the paid time to sit your exams.

Your training will include spending time in classes at college (usually Newcastle or Edinburgh), completing the exam modules and working within our modern office. You will receive ongoing mentoring throughout and will have the opportunity to work in our Accounts or Tax department to help provide you with the practical tools and ensure that you gain the professional technical skills required to provide quality client service throughout your career.

This programme will support you towards becoming a professionally qualified business adviser. It will allow you to gain experience across our specialist service lines including Commercial and Corporate Financial accounting, tax and VAT Consultancy, Audit and Assurance, Company Secretarial, and payroll. You could also have the possibility of becoming a trusted Chartered Accountant on our Fast track AAT-ACA/CA apprenticeship programme, following on from AAT, for those with the highest level of academic ability. You can find our more information about our Apprenticeship programme  here.

At GWA we value our team and encourage our employees to grow to their full potential. Many of our longest serving staff, including partners, joined the firm as trainees straight from school, which is the best testimony we have to the scheme that we are offering. Retaining our staff is important to us all and is essential in building and maintaining our teams and providing lasting relationships and market leading service to our clients.

If you are a friendly, confident, communicative and approachable individual, prepared to work hard to achieve this qualification, and you are interested in this exciting challenging and rewarding career development, then we would love to hear from you.

Your salary is competitive and increases with each year of study you complete. We also cover the costs of your study package, first sitting of each exam and travel expenses.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:
Lesley Clark, Greaves West & Ayre,
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed. TD15 1DJ
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Closing date: Sunday 16 January 2022

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