Work Experience Programme

Who is this for?
Are you currently studying for your AS levels? Are you considering a career in accountancy?  Would you like to find out more?

What we offer
We offer a number of week long placements during July and August.  We will provide a varied programme during the week’s placement, including personal tax, general accounts and audit work.

The week will give you the opportunity to gain an insight into a career in accountancy and to assess your own work place readiness.  Should your courses have specific requirements relating to work experience, please do make us aware of this and we will endeavour to include these requirements in your placement with us.

Those students who stand out as having the commitment and the skills required for a successful career in accountancy will be offered the opportunity to apply for our School Leaver Trainee Programme.

What are we looking for?
Typically, you will be studying for AS levels in Maths, Accounting, Sciences or business related subjects, although this is not mandatory.  You will need to have a record which demonstrates a sound level of aptitude at numeracy and literacy (minimum grade B at Maths and English GCSE).  You will need to bring the energy and enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to learn.

The successful applicants will be intelligent, articulate and personable.  They should enjoy working as part of a team, but demonstrate the ability to work and think independently.  They should be prepared to accept responsibility and show a commitment to their career.


How do I apply?
Write to us with a CV and covering letter, explaining why you are interested in a career in accountancy and what skills you have to offer.  Address your e-mails to Fiona Harwood and send them to

When do I apply?
Applications are welcome at any time up to the end of February for a summer placement.

How do you allocate placements?
Each year we receive more requests for work experience placements than we are able to offer.  We select on the basis of your CV and covering letter.  Where possible we will also seek references from your course tutors, so please provide details.

Where will I be working?
You will be based in our offices in Southampton, although where possible we will offer you the opportunity to accompany members of our team on a visit to client offices.

What do I have to wear?
The dress code is office smart, but you will not be required to wear a suit.

What hours will I be working?
You will be working Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm and will have an hour for lunch.

Will I get paid?
All our work placements are voluntary.  Members of our team are giving their time and experience to offer you an insight into a career in accountancy and maybe even the opportunity to apply for our School Leavers Recruitment programme.