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Graduates and School leavers

Read about what it is like being a trainee at Simmons Gainsford.

Our Trainee programmes begin in January and August each year, and we will welcome you whether you are a Graduate, wishing to study for the ACA, or a school-leaver wishing to study for the AAT.

We work closely with HAT (Holborn Accountancy Training). If you meet the academic criteria below, send your CV and supporting statement to anna@hatgroup.co.uk quoting reference ‘SG’. If successful HAT will then require you to complete their online application form.

ACA

You will need at least 5 GCSEs (grade A-C) including a B grade in Mathematics and English, 320 UCAS Tariff points (A,B,B) plus an expectation of at least a 2.1 degree classification in any discipline, with consistently strong module results throughout your degree. (The UCAS Tariff points are achieved from your top three A-levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking, completed in the same academic year.)

AAT

You will need at least 5 GCSEs (grade A-C) including a B grade in Mathematics and a C in English and 280 UCAS Tariff points (B,B,C). (The UCAS Tariff points are achieved from your top three A-levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking, completed in the same academic year.)

At Simmons Gainsford LLP, we will provide you with a comprehensive training programme, setting you at the first stage of your career.

As a Trainee you will enjoy early responsibility and a closer relationship with your clients than might be the case in a larger firm.  In return, we expect our trainees to have a mature attitude who can combine rigorous technical expertise with a genuine interest and understanding of their clients’ businesses.

Your work will be reviewed regularly and you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress and training needs with your Manager and Member.  Responsibility will be increased as you take on more challenging assignments, including supervising team members junior to you.

As we are a member of Holborn Accountancy Training (HAT), one of the country’s leading training and technical organisations, you will gain the best support training to become confident in both your technical and interpersonal skills when advising clients.

If you are ambitious, enthusiastic and are keen to put your theory into practice in a challenging but genuinely supportive and caring environment, please contact recruitment@sgllp.co.uk

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