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Bates Weston is committed to having an outstanding team of staff that contribute to providing excellent services to clients.

We have a number of opportunities for ambitious team players, who thrive on challenge and want to get involved in all aspects of business advisory and accountancy services.

Join our proven tailored training programme, on the job training and fully paid study leave in one of the region’s most successful training practices that supports you on your career path.

There are multiple opportunities to progress and specialise within one of the different specialist teams.


Have you achieved, or are on target for a 2:1 degree classification or above, and are looking for a career as a Chartered Accountant? Then we have just the job for you. apply now.

If you have, or are studying for a degree in accountancy or a similar relevant business degree, have 3 A levels (300 UCAS tariff points) or equivalent qualifications and have a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 6 (previously grade B) including maths and English, then apply now.

You will be offered a training contract and study package, studying towards the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), also known as ACA professional qualification.

With Bates Weston you will gain a breadth of experience and expertise in all areas of accountancy, and we offer a superlative proven training scheme.

The Bates Weston Training Programme

The steps in your training programme include:


Learn the basics of accountancy : Through our dedicated mentoring system and one to one training, you will learn the principles of accounting.

step two

Join one of our Relationship Teams : You will join a team, visit clients and work on assignments as directed by the Manager in your team.

Step Three

Professional studies will start : You will enter into an approved training agreement and commence working towards your professional studies and examinations.

Step Four

Attend tuition and revision courses : You will attend a tuition centre, studying the ICAEW (ACA) qualification.

Step Five

Sit and pass exams

Step Six

Work on assignments allocated by your team : When you are not at the tuition centre you will work on a variety of assignments in your team, visiting clients and working in the office which gives you the opportunity to put all your learning into practice.

Step Seven

Pass final exams and become a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Bates Weston offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.


Are you ready for the world of work- why wait? We can offer you an opportunity as an apprentice trainee accountant, working towards a professional qualification.

If you already have, or expect to achieve: 3 A levels or equivalent qualification (not less than 300 UCAS tariff points); have at least 5 GCSE passes including Maths and English at grade 6 (previously grade B) or above; or any equivalent qualifications, then apply now.

Our apprentice trainee accountants study for an accountancy qualification with full study support given by Bates Weston and with on the job learning and mentoring, complimented with an excellent salary package.


APPLY NOW, SUBMITTING the ONLINE application form AND A CV below.



Your mentor tailors your programme to you. We want you to succeed.



We give you paid leave so that you can focus on studying for the exams.



Great competitive salary with excellent benefits.

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