Graduate Scheme 2024

At Scrutton Bland we are committed to supporting our people fulfil their potential and we’re recruiting for our new intake of Accountants, Auditors and Tax Advisers for our Summer 2024!

Every year we welcome graduates into the firm to start their career in becoming a qualified accountant with a highly respected firm.

By joining our graduate scheme, you’ll have a permanent job that will earn you a competitive salary and offer some great benefits.

What you’ll do

Each of our graduate schemes have a different focus. If you join our Business Advisory programme, for example, you’ll learn how to prepare clients accounts and tax returns’, gaining knowledge to enable you to advise clients on running and growing their businesses. Whereas, in Audit, you’re more likely to be reviewing and testing the financial information of the business to ensure that we can sign off an independent assessment of the organisation’s financial records and procedures. In Tax, as you’d expect, you’ll become your clients’ expert in all things tax-related.

All of our projects are about problem-solving, which we think happens best when we work collaboratively. Throughout your training and entire career, you’ll connect with colleagues across different teams, to tackle the trickiest challenges for our clients.

With more projects focused on technology and the latest digital developments, we approach every client with a clear eye on the future. It’s that vision that enables us to help our clients make some of their biggest decisions.

You’ll get to work with, and learn from, a number of colleagues, discover how to build trust with clients, and become an expert in your field.

As a graduate, you can join us through a number of routes which include, but are not limited to:

  • Audit & Accounts – you will study either ACA or ACCA
  • Tax – you will study CTA

Some candidates study part of the AAT or ATT qualifications to supplement knowledge gained at degree level. This will be discussed on an individual basis.

What you’ll be part of  

At Scrutton Bland, we are committed to empowering our clients and people to make informed decisions and achieve their goals, whether business or personal. Our mission is to be the guardian of our client’s financial futures and our people’s professional aspirations. So, what does that mean for you?

We are looking for individuals who are:

Ambitious, who want to drive the Firm forward.
Compassionate, they have purpose and are proactive in their approach to meeting both client and personal goals.
Agile, they embrace new ideas and demonstrate innovativeness.
And proud, proud to be part of the Scrutton Bland Group.

Throughout our graduate scheme you’ll will be given hands on practical experience with a varied portfolio of clients from high-tech research and development to further education to agriculture and be paid while you learn. You’ll also get paid time-off to study and revise for your exams, supported by us all the way to complete your professional qualification.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree in any subject
  • 2-3 A levels at grades A-C or equivalent

How to apply

Sounds interesting? We look forward to hearing from you, please apply now by sending us your CV and a covering letter, which outlines why you’d like to join our apprenticeship programme to our Careers Team

If you want to join us – be creative with your application! We’d love to see a video covering letter showcasing why you’d like to join our apprenticeship programme. This gives our careers team an opportunity to see your personality, as well as showcasing you, your values and your skills.


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