Traditionally, there has only been one route when school comes to an end. University. Degree. Career. But things have changed. The world of business is changing, and there are now many professional opportunities available to you straight out of school.
Our opportunities are designed to help you develop your business skills while completing formal training and studying towards qualifications, alongside real client work with support from us all the way.
If you join us straight from school or college, you'll earn a salary and get experience from day one, while working towards a number of professional qualifications, which will often include a Higher Apprenticeship.
You've probably heard of Apprenticeships before, as a route into more practical jobs, like plumbing or building. Apprenticeships are available to you at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher levels. Higher Apprenticeships are designed to meet employers’ needs at a level equivalent to Higher Education. And in professional services, the Higher Apprenticeship is a new qualification allowing you to build a successful career in business with a large employer, without going to university or having a degree.
We provide a structured programme of development recognised and supported by both the government and professional bodies, to make sure you develop the full range of skills that you'll need, with support every step of the way.
There are three main parts to our School and College Leaver programme:
In professional services, there's rarely an average day. The work is likely to be varied and can sometimes be challenging. You can find out more about the nature of the work you'd be doing by looking at the pages of each of our business areas (Assurance, Consulting, Deals and, Tax).
Whichever part of our business you join, you'll support our teams, doing anything from using systems or doing research to drafting communication or going with senior workmates to meetings. You'll be based in one of our offices, but depending on your role, you may need to visit some of our clients’ offices. Gradually you’ll take on increasing levels of responsibility as your experience develops.
You’ll get a solid grounding in your chosen specialism plus regular training and updates to boost your development, so you'll spend some of your time studying at college, being coached on the job, learning independently or attending internal training events. We’ll give you study leave plus plenty of support, but you’ll need to study in your own time too. The hard work will be worth it when you pick up your qualifications, and the great thing is that by the time you complete your exams, you’ll have lots of valuable experience to build on.