Are you a school leaver?

If you are focused on building a career in accountancy but do not want a university education, we offer the opportunity to gain a professional qualification and earn a salary at the same time as gaining relevant work experience for your CV.

The opportunities

Our non-graduate training programmes are designed to offer ambitious A level (or equivalent) students the opportunity to qualify and build a career in accountancy. You will benefit from both on-the-job training and classroom based study, as well as learning from the established accountants all around you.

We offer training towards the AAT accounting qualification, which allows you to complete your ACA or ACCA professional qualification without the need for a university degree.

The standard AAT programme lasts two to three years but upon successful completion you may also be given the opportunity to complete further professional qualifications*.

*Depending on office location and training programmes available.

The training

We’ll support you in every way we can with high-quality training focusing on both technical areas and soft skills, including effective communication, presentation and negotiation skills. Upon joining the firm you will be given a mentoring manager and mentoring partner who you will meet every 6 months to discuss your progress and development. As well as this you will be studying within a year group of fellow students allowing you to develop peer support and lifelong friendships. 

During your training you will develop via two main mechanisms:

  • the professional examinations; and
  • practical work experience.

Examinations ensure that you gain a clear understanding of the range of knowledge and technical skills that are needed to become an accountant, but they can’t assess how well your skills are being applied in practice.

During the practical work experience, in addition to putting the technical knowledge and skills you gain into practice, you will develop a range of required additional skills, for example communication and interpersonal skills, team working and management skills.

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Download our brochure to read more about what it is like to start your career at UHY.

"Since joining the firm, I have learnt and developed many different skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving."

Hannah Holmes, Audit and Accounts Assistant Level 1