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Apprenticeship & Graduate Schemes

Trainee Programme

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us for a career in Accounting. 

As a long established business, we work with a broad range of clients and have developed a complete range of services that can be tailored to any business. Earn whilst you learn at Whittingham Riddell with our privately funded training schemes that will allow you to develop your skills in the largest local accountancy practice. 

Our local teams based in Ludlow, Newtown, Shrewsbury and Wrexham are committed to developing genuine partnerships, and thanks to our consultative approach become mentors to guide businesses through the often complicated world of tax, accounting and business.

We offer opportunities with both Apprenticeship and Graduate Programmes and will put you through all or some of your Professional Accountancy qualifications.

 

 

What are the benefits?

 

What we offer... 

We offer 2 types of training programmes, one for college leavers and one for graduates. Both fit around you and allow you to study for your professional career whilst working.
We cover your tuition fees, so you are able to concentrate on your studies - whilst gaining real work experience in a fast-paced and professional environment.

 

...more than just a training programme

 

School / College Leavers

At Whittingham Riddell, we realise that some people wish to jump-start their careers by joining straight after school. The firm is always looking for self-starters with a willingness to learn and grow with the challenges of the job.

      The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a leading international accountancy body. Equivalent to completing a full University Degree, it is the largest and fastest growing qualification in the world, with over 500,000 members and students in 170 countries.

      Our Offer

      We will provide a comprehensive training programme through our Apprenticeship Scheme, including internal and external training as well as on the job mentoring. The successful candidates will be offered a training contract within the ACCA training structure and will receive fully supported study through the Kaplan Financial Training for professional exams on a block release basis. 

      Our entry requirements 

      • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English and 3 A Levels.

      How long will it take?

      4 YEARS

      • Year 1 - Applied knowledge
      • Year 2&3 - Applied Skills & Strategic Professional
      • Year 4 - Advanced Stage
      • Plus Soft Skills Workshops throughout 

      Where will I study?

      All students will study at Kaplan in Birmingham. Kaplan is one of the UK's leading global providers of diverse education and training

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      We have now filled the positions for 2019, but if you are interested in the programme, please send your CV to hr@wrllp.co.uk who will keep your CV on file


      Graduate Accountant Programme

      We are interested to hear from qualified or part qualified graduates who are interested in a career in accounting. Our structured programme of skills training aims to provide graduates with a solid understanding of the business world. We also recognise that professional exams are a challenge and we aim to provide practical support and encouragement to our staff throughout their study period. We undertake regular reviews of each candidate's performance and assist graduates to become true business professionals, who are more than just accountants to our clients, but key business advisers.

      Our Offer

      We will provide a comprehensive training programme through the Graduate scheme, including internal and external training as well as on the job mentoring. The successful candidates will be offered a training contract within the ICAEW training structure and will receive a fully supported study through the Kaplan Financial Training for professional exams on a block release basis. 

      The ACA is a qualification prescribed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and stands for Association of Chartered Accountants. Designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge across a broad range of topics, each of the ACA qualification modules is directly relevant to the work that you will do throughout your training.

      Our entry requirements 

      • A 2.1 degree, 
      • 280 UCAS points at A2 level or equivalent

      How long will it take?

      3 YEARS

      • Year 1 - Certificate Level
      • Year 2 - Professional Level
      • Year 3 - Advanced Stage
      • Plus Soft Skills Workshops throughout aimed to provide you with in-depth knowledge across a broad range of topics, each of the ACA qualification modules is directly relevant to the work that you will do throughout your training.

      Where will I study?

      All students will study at Kaplan in Birmingham. Kaplan is one of the UK's leading global providers of diverse education and training.                  

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      We have now filled the positions for 2019, but if you are interested in the programme, please send your CV to hr@wrllp.co.uk who will keep your CV on file

       

      Want to know more about our Apprenticeship or Graduate Schemes?

      You can discuss any of this in more detail by calling the HR Department on 01743 273273.