Work in Assurance

Do you know a taxpayer? Or someone who owns shares? Have you ever shared your personal details with an organisation?

Join us straight from school or college

You’ll start your journey towards gaining a nationally recognised professional qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) or Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI).

You’ll enjoy on-the-job training and coaching, alongside time out to study for your exams. You’ll have access to the same progression opportunities whether you join straight from school or as a graduate.

What is it?

Our purpose is to provide decision makers with the information they need to take their business to the next level. We do this by getting to know our clients really well, gaining an understanding of the challenges they face by building relationships with the people who experience them day-to-day. So in Assurance, we assess how each specific organisation can best reflect on the past and prepare for the future, and the future of their employees.

Working in Assurance, you’ll really get to know your clients, talking to staff – sometimes very senior – to establish what processes and controls are in place around the finances, forming your own opinion of their accounts and making sure they’re in order. The work you’ll do is varied and each client is different, meaning you’ll learn how to think on your feet, present your findings, and build up lots of business skills.

You’ll get the opportunity to work with clients in a range of different industries; projects can range from calculating the value of a football player through to checking how much stock a fashion company has in their warehouse. We help clients make sure they’re sustainable and environmentally friendly, provide business advice to help them achieve their goals, and focus on the total contributions of organisations to their customers, people, suppliers, community and the wider economy. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the profession.

What you’ll do

You’ll get plenty of experience working on-site at our clients’ offices and build strong relationships with them to understand how their organisation works.

You’ll be part of an audit team, and form opinions on the financial position of your clients.

Is Assurance right for you?

Assurance is much more than working with numbers. If you enjoy meeting new people, have an inquisitive nature and want to understand all aspects of how an organisation works, we think you’ll love working in Assurance. Our industry is constantly changing and evolving, so we always have to be on the ball to keep track of new legislation and regulations. This makes for a really exciting and varied career.

What you'll need

An analytical, investigative mind and a keen eye for detail. You must also be good at working with other people and building strong relationships.

  • 112 UCAS tariff*

*or equivalent - minimum requirements, plus a grade C or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) for school and college leaver roles.

We are aware there have been some recent changes to UCAS tariffs. You can use the UCAS tariff webpage to calculate your equivalent points under the new tariff. On your application form you will be asked for your grades/predicted grades rather than UCAS points so please do provide these and we will calculate the UCAS points.


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