Trainee Programme

ATE           ACCA aproved employer             AAT approved


Become a qualified Accountant!

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us for a career in accounting. 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 practise. We’re offering opportunities with both our AAT scheme and our ICAEW Graduate Programme. With four offices in Ludlow, Newtown, Shrewsbury and Wrexham we can put you through all or some of your AAT Level 3 & 4, ACCA or ACA qualifications.

AAT scheme

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. We will provide a comprehensive training programme through the AAT scheme, including internal and external training, as well as on the job mentoring aiming at an AAT qualification at the end of the training scheme. High achievers can then continue to study for ACCA qualification.

Our entry requirements:

A minimum of 5 GSCEs with grades A to C in academic subjects, including Maths and English and anticipate achieving 3 ‘A’ Levels (grade C or above) or equivalent.


ICAEW Graduate Programme

We are interested to hear from qualified or part qualified graduates who are interested in a career in accounting. Whittingham Riddell will provide a wide range and breadth of training, which will include professional study towards ACA or ACCA, as appropriate. 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 entry requirements:

280 UCAS points at A2 level or equivalent and anticipate achieving 2:1 degree


Experienced Professionals

If you are already qualified or part qualified and are not looking for a full trainee scheme, we are always interested to hear from experienced professionals who have developed a career in accountancy. 


What to do next:

Please email us a copy of your CV, including qualifications and we will contact you about any appropriate vacancies.

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