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ACA Trainee


We are looking for motivated and ambitious graduates to join our Audit and Accounting team while getting the best start in a challenging and rewarding profession. Our long-established training program is supported by the industry-leading professional training college, which strives to give the best support possible to help students pass their professional exams and gain their qualifications. Alongside the college, you will also be supported by our technical and experienced qualified accountants office team, who will help you grow to be a valued member of the profession.  

Why train with Hamlyns? 

Hamlyns offers a varied, rewarding and fulfilling training programme in accountancy after university, including; 

  • 3-year sponsored training ICAEW programme – you will finish as a qualified accountant
  • Starting salary up to £30,000 per annum
  • Opportunities for fast progression
  • Looking after clients in a range of different industries, including public sector bodies, family businesses, professional services and private clients.

The world is open, but most choose to stay – is a testament to the training, the firm, the team, and the clients. All of our trainees that qualify with Hamlyns finish their studies with more than just the qualifications they need; they acquire experience in the profession that can’t be obtained from much larger firms. We focus on small and medium-sized clients with a speciality in Audit. 


The Training Programme 

You will be interacting with and learning how to support industry leaders, as well as seeing how business works through first-hand experience. Soft skills are the part of success that most trainees miss out on – so we will make sure you’ll join a professional network that will stay with you for the rest of your career. Alongside this you will learn how to deal with scenarios you simply can’t experience in a classroom or as a part of a large competitive team.  

As an approved ICAEW training employer, we support you throughout the Level 7 apprenticeship, supported by the ICAEW, working towards full Chartered status with the ACA Qualification. 

We have a high record of exam success, and we will share that with you by offering; 

High-quality Training – we use the top external training providers and study support to help you pass your ACA qualification.

Mentoring – our qualified staff have been through their professional exams and are eager to provide expert guidance and tuition.

Progression Tracking – our training and development matrix makes sure you’re on track alongside regular meetings to help you develop and evolve. 

Full Financial Support – we pay all the costs towards your exams. This includes training courses, manuals, textbooks, examination fees, paid exam and revision leave, and much more.

What do I need to apply? 

Successful applicants will need the following: 

  • A minimum of an upper second-class degree (2:1) from a UK university, all disciplines are considered;
  • 3 A levels (A-C grade) with a minimum of 120 UCAS points (new tariff). Social and General studies excluded.
  • GCSEs in Maths and English with a grade B (Grade 6 and above on the new system).

All applicants will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK.

How to Apply?  

Applications open from October for an August start. Due to the high number of applications for this role, if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of your submission then on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. 

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