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Looking for a career you can grow into?

Did you know that you don’t need to go to university to become a qualified accountant, auditor or tax adviser? In fact, many of our students actually don’t. So, if university is not for you, and you want to begin working towards a professional qualification right away, find out what our apprenticeship schemes have to offer below!

Applying to one of our Apprenticeship Schemes allows you to make your first step towards an exciting career and by joining straight after completion of you’re A-Levels, B-Tec or equivalent it means that you could qualify a year earlier than those joining our graduate scheme.

What’s it like to work at Scrutton Bland?

From the moment you join us, you’ll be treated as an important member of the team, valued for the unique contributions you make and the fresh ideas you bring. And what’s great is that on completion of our training scheme, you’ll have a permanent job that will earn you a competitive salary and offer some great benefits.

We will pay all tuition and Institute fees and you will also be entitled to paid time off for your studies, along with mentoring support.

What you’ll do

No two days are the same at Scrutton Bland. No matter which office you are based, you’ll work directly with clients and your contributions to projects will have a very real and meaningful impact on their success. You’ll get to experience working with various businesses at different stages of their business. As well as gaining a recognised professional qualification, you’ll develop the kind of rounded business skills that will serve you well regardless of where your future takes you.

  • You’ll complete four or five years of studying alongside your day to day working, gaining real work experience
  • You’ll liaise with clients regularly and travel to their offices, getting to know them and their business
  • You’ll interact with senior leaders of the business on a regular basis, you won’t be invisible here, everyone plays an important part in our success
  • You’ll be part of a team who’ll mentor and support you through your day to day working
  • You’ll gain soft skills and knowledge working on a variety of exciting projects, keeping you engaged and interested

Who you’ll work with

You’ll work with a variety of clients, each of different sizes and with various complexities.  Some may be start-ups, looking to gain finance to kick start their business, others may be family owner managed businesses looking to pass their business from one generation to the next or perhaps a large corporation with offices throughout the UK and overseas. The businesses will operate in a number of sectors types from agriculture and charities to tech and construction, there is a wide variety of client work you can get involved with.

Working internationally

Scrutton Bland is a member of Nexia International, a leading worldwide network of accounting and financial consulting firms. Our membership means that we can act for clients located in the UK who need to transact internationally as well as for those overseas clients looking to set up a business in the UK, so you may also find yourself working with professionals in other countries like Germany, Austria, France, South Africa and Poland.

There are opportunities for our people to carry out secondments and get work experience at other network firms, so if you can speak another language and are interested in a placement overseas, this could be something for you to consider as part of your studies.

Application process

Applications for our 2024 Apprenticeship scheme are now closed, but keep an eye out for when we launch for 2025!

Want to find out more about Apprenticeships at Scrutton Bland? Get in touch!


Your future starts here

Our structured apprenticeship programmes are designed to help you from starting out in your career to becoming becoming fully qualified.

Here are just a few of the areas where we are always looking to employ new talent:



The Scrutton Bland Apprenticeship Scheme eases candidates into the world of work and provides the skills necessary to become part of a larger team. We support our teams in gaining their professional qualifications including AAT, ACCA, ACA, ATT, CTT, CIOT, CIIA, CII and ADIT.

Your training starts on your first day with an induction that will give you a broad business, technical and service overview and will continue to help you gain the knowledge and skills to become a trusted adviser for our clients.

These are all structured training programmes where you will be learning and gain hands on experience with real clients and projects with a supportive team around you. For those joining our Business Advisory and Audit Teams you will be training with First Intuition, those joining our Tax Teams will be training with Kaplan. 


Our apprenticeships offer a great starting salary, which is competitive locally and we benchmark against others regularly.

As an apprentice, your salary will be, taking into account exams that you pass, and other competencies pass exams and complete apprenticeship levels, so you’ll always be rewarded for your efforts.

You’ll join our flexible benefits package with a number of voluntary benefits to choose from too. Options include private medical cover, subsidised gym membership, car leasing offers, shopping discounts and health cash plans.

We are an inclusive employer, and want to ensure that any individual is not prevented from potentially working with us because of financial restraints. We provide individualised support to help overcome any barriers, this could be in the form of an initial clothing allowance, support for lunch and travel expenses in your first month with us or other support. We treat this information confidentially so your colleagues and others will not be aware of this support. We respect your right to dignity and privacy.


You’ll benefit from technical and soft skills training that is fast-paced, interactive and ongoing.

At the same time, you’ll work alongside, and learn from, exceptionally talented colleagues in a friendly, supportive culture where people are open and approachable. It’s a combination that will equip you to make an impressive impact.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be professionally qualified and continue to have opportunities to progress your career, we’ll give you advice and guidance to help you get where you want to go, so whether you want decide to progress in your team or want to take a secondment in one of the other teams, we’ll help you get your next step.

“An apprenticeship with Scrutton Bland worked really well for me as I knew I didn’t want to go to university. It’s given me the opportunity to earn money whilst having a full time job. I have had lots of support from my team and everyone whilst studying as we have study days as well as time off to take any exams. Everyone is always willing to help and go over anything I might be struggling with.” 

Curtis Jones,
Scrutton Bland

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