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Accountants offering jobs to future talent

Local accountancy firm, Whittingham Riddell is supporting young trainees at the beginning of their careers as part of an ongoing strategy to support the local area.

The firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors has announced a number of opportunities on both its Apprenticeship and Graduate schemes. The firm will put successful candidates through all or some of their Professional Accountancy qualifications as part of their comprehensive training programme.

The successful candidates will be offered a training contract within the ACCA or ICAEW training structure and will receive a fully supported study through the Kaplan Financial Training for professional exams on a block release basis. 

Helen Spencer, Partner of Whittingham Riddell said:

“At Whittingham Riddell, we strongly believe that our key asset is our employees and we see them as the most valuable tool to our success and growth as a firm. Our positive friendly culture ensures that our staff work as a very effective team, meeting the ever increasing demands of our client portfolio.

We invest a considerable amount of time in induction and training to prepare employees for future challenges which our clients may face.

Many of our employees started their careers with us and have worked through the ranks to become Senior Managers and Partners. This, we believe, demonstrates the potential for career development and growth when you choose to work for Whittingham Riddell.”

There are many routes to join the Whittingham Riddell team with opportunities across our organisation, be it in an accountancy or taxation based role, or as a member of support and admin functions.

In terms of our credentials, we are an Authorised Training Provider for the Institute of Chartered Accountants, hold Platinum status under the ACCA Approved Employer status and have AAT Approved Training status. We have also been awarded the Gold Investors in People standard.

Sally Fisher, Accounts Semi-Senior said:

“I initially applied for university, simply because I felt this was the “expected route” to go down, I was always concerned about having debt to pay, moving away, gaining little or no experience and not having a job at the end. I did wonder if I was taking a chance with an Apprenticeship, not knowing how it could turn out, but I have never looked back since.

An Apprenticeship has allowed me to earn while I learn, as well as gain experience in practice. I am also now confident in the workplace and talking to clients, having acquired skills that can only be learnt through experience.

Whittingham Riddell are really supportive, which has eased me into a work/study life balance.”

Further information about our Training Programme on our dedicated Training page here.  If you are interested in a career at Whittingham Riddell, please get in touch with our HR Department on 01743 273273 or email training@wrllp.co.uk.

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