Trainee Accountants

Your career in accountancy could start with us. We offer a tailored training programme, on the job training and fully paid study leave in one of the region’s most successful training practices.

We have an outstanding team of staff, providing excellent service to our clients. Each year 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 to join our team.

Our proven tailored training programme gives on the job training, fully paid study leave and all the support you need on your career path. With a varied client base and an extensive range of services, there are opportunities to progress and specialise within our accountancy, tax, and audit teams.


Achieved or on target for a 2:1 degree in accountancy or a similar relevant business degree, have 3 A levels or equivalent qualifications and a minimum of 5 GCSEs  including Maths and English and looking to begin your career as a Chartered Accountant?

Our Graduate Training Programme 2023 is now complete but you can register your interest for our 2024 intake here.  

We offer a training contract and study package, studying towards the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) ACA professional qualification and a competitive salary.

For proven training, experience and expertise in all areas of accountancy, variety and opportunity within our 80 strong team, join us.

Undergraduate Placements

As an undergraduate studying accountancy or a relevant business degree, you can apply to begin our standard training programme during a 9-month placement as part of your studies. You will have the opportunity of returning to complete your training after the successful conclusion of your degree.

Register your interest in applying for our undergraduate 9 month training placement here.

A-Level Students

Are you ready for the world of work? Why wait? We could 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 at grade B; have at least 5 GCSE passes including Maths and English at grade 6 or above; or any equivalent qualifications, we may have an opportunity for you.

Each year we consider recruiting A level candidates as apprentice trainee accountants. You would study for an accountancy qualification with full study support given by Bates Weston, on the job learning and mentoring and an excellent salary package.





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



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.



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



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  



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.

Application form

Please complete and submit the form below to apply for our graduate, undergraduate placement and A level intake programmes.

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