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  • RCi Chartered Accountants Placement offers in Accounting London, England Easy Apply 30d+ Excellent Numerical and IT Skills, in particular Microsoft Office tools. Ability to collate data, solve problems and think innovatively.…

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About you To be eligible for our Finance internship, you'll need be in your penultimate year of university and be on track to achieving a 2:1 in yo...

Quality Assurance Intern - 12 months

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. You'll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture tha...

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Finance Internship Programme 2023

Tomorrow's finance legends learn from the best Do you want to learn how to transform a business? Want to understand how we make data-driven decisio...

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Finance Intern

The VacancySalary: £22,000 pro rataLocation: Bournemouth (hybrid)The Vacancy We are seeking a Services Finance intern to join our team on an 8-week...

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The Vacancy Salary: £22,000 pro rata Location: Bournemouth (hybrid) The Vacancy We are seeking a Services Finance intern to join our team on an ...

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Quality Assurance Intern (BSc - 12 months)

What if the work you did every day could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity? At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic t...

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Apply your knowledge of finance to real-world financial modeling, analysis, and reporting with our experienced finance team. Our growth-oriented co...

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About The RoleWe have an exciting opportunity to join our Finance Team on a summer internship placement for 8-10 weeks based in Chessington. Your t...

Finance Intern (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

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2023 Summer Internship Programme

We're BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today's changing world. The en...

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Undergraduate Assurance Intern FY23/24-Guernsey, Channel Islands

At EY, you'll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become th...

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Undergraduate Assurance Intern FY23/24- Jersey, Channel Islands

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Undergraduate Internship - Quality Assurance - fixed term 12 months

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation. To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who a...

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Commercial Finance Intern

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Trainee Accountant Internship London 2023

‘Rothesay’ is a UK insurance company purpose built to protect pensions. We are the largest specialist pension insurer in the UK, managing over £60bn of assets and securing pensions for over 800,000 people. We secure pensions for over 170 pension schemes and insurers including British Airways, Post Office, ASDA, National Grid and Aegon.

At Rothesay, we are striving to transform our industry. We believe deeply in creating real security for the future and our leadership in finding new and better ways to do that is the key to our success.

To do that, we need the very brightest original thinkers to bring creativity as well as rigour. Rothesay is a rewarding place to work, where quality people can thrive and prosper. We pride ourselves on the connections our people build, many of whom have been with us for over ten years.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and hardworking intern to join Rothesay’s Financial Reporting team as a trainee Accountant. The successful candidate will learn a wide variety of accounting skills on-the-job.

The successful candidate will be given early responsibility and the initial role will involve both working with the team responsible for a number of different legal entities as well as the expense reporting team.

This position description is intended to describe the duties most frequently performed by an individual in this position. It is not intended to be a complete list of assigned duties, but to describe a position level.

The role shall be performed within a professional office environment. Rothesay has health and safety polices that are available for all workers upon request. There are no specific health risks associated with the role.

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Rothesay actively promotes diversity and inclusivity. We know that our success depends on our people and that by nurturing a culture that values difference, we create a stronger, more dynamic business.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

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Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac® and Kinder Bueno®

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Start Date: 21st August 2023 - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

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Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets.

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Join one of these teams: Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance & Controlling, Operations Finance, Transportation Finance or Infrastructure Finance.

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We are looking for tech-passionate individuals to want to start their careers in the IT industry.

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We`re proud to be an employer that embraces individuality, and we`re passionate about building inclusive teams.

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Gain hands on experience mastering finance processes over a 12-month period.

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These exciting opportunities will rotate around different functional areas of Finance to provide an all-round experience.

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Sustainability and the wellbeing of people, families and communities everywhere are at the heart of everything that we do.

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Embark on your 12-month placement with us whilst taking part in our fantastic intern development programme.

Finance Accounting Internship Edinburgh 2023

We are hiring 5 interns to work in the Finance department for summer 2023. This 12-week internship will provide successful candidates with the oppo...

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Finance Internship Witham 2023

We are hiring 1 intern to work in the Finance department based in Witham, Essex for summer 2023. This 12-week internship will provide successful ca...

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Finance HQ Intern JD What's your role? To assist the finance team in providing support to the business covering day to day financial processing, mo...

Internship, Tax, Reward and Employment, London, Summer 2023

We help our clients stay ahead of the changes that impact their business. Equipped with the scale of a seamlessly connected global network, we’re w...

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2023 Finance Analyst Intern - London

Finance intern/Finance Analyst Intern Start Date: anytime during 2023 Duration: 3 to 6 months (full-time) Location: London, United Kingdom Workplac...

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Accounting Internships, Placements & Work Experience 2023

Want a career that counts? This is your guide to securing a high-flying accounting job with one of the best student employers.

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Accounting has traditionally been seen as a boring sector, but that’s not really accurate. Just a lazy stereotype - like the perception that cats like milk. Not all cats like milk.

In fact, accounting is exhilarating, lucratively paid and ALWAYS evolving. Accountants have tossed aside their abacuses, and now use emerging technology like Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing to solve real business problems.

But it’s a tough field to get into, and you’ll need to bring your A-game when it comes to applying for a job. Arming yourself with some real accounting work experience will have future employers on their feet, demanding an encore…

And this guide is here to help you get there. It’s packed with advice on how to find an accounting internship, placement or insight scheme with one of the finest employers in the land...

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Do you need to do an internship to be an accountant.

If you’re wondering whether you need to bother with work experience, you do. For starters, work experience in an accounting firm or company finance department is an entry requirement for many of the qualifications you’ll have to take to become an accountant.

Aside from that, it’s the best way to get a taster for a role before you commit to a full-time position. It’s like moving to Spain to learn Spanish. Compared to downloading the Duolingo app.

There are THREE main types of accounting work experience you can apply for while you’re still at university: industrial placements , internships and insights .

Let’s break them down...

DURATION: 1-4 months FOR: 2nd or 3rd years WHEN TO APPLY: Sep-Mar

If your course doesn’t include a placement year or you don’t want to commit to 12 months in work, you can opt for an internship. In the accounting world, these are usually referred to as summer internships - simply because they take place during the summer holidays.

As well as gaining real professional experience, there’s the potential to earn some decent money on an accounting internship. In fact, the average salary is £20,722 pro rata (based on thousands of reviews left on by students across the UK).

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DURATION: 5-13 months FOR: 2nd & 3rd years WHEN TO APPLY: Sep-Jan

Accounting industrial placements involve a year-long stay with an accounting firm, typically during your second year of university. As a placement student, you’ll contribute to the business, get involved in key projects and work on accounts - just like a fully-qualified accountant.

At the end of your placement, you will have built a lifelong network of industry contacts AND acquired the very skills future employers will be looking for (e.g. resilience, critical thinking and business acumen), BEFORE you even graduate!

Plus if you dazzle during your time there, it’s likely your employer will offer you a proper graduate accounting job at the end. (Or at least fast-track your application.) So you can sleep easy in your final year, safe in the knowledge that you have a job waiting for you.

GUESS WHAT? The average salary for year-long placements in accounting is a tasty £18,598 . (According to student-written reviews on

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Insight schemes in accountancy

DURATION: Less than 1 month FOR: All students WHEN TO APPLY: Sep-Mar

Insight schemes are the shortest types of accounting work experience you can get whilst you’re still a student.

Accounting firms and professional services often have different names for their insight schemes - just to spice things up. KPMG calls their work experience vacation schemes - a term usually associated with legal work experience. Other companies call them spring internships, because they take place during the Easter holidays.

But what they all have in common is that they are a BRILLIANT first step towards a career in accounting. And they all involve:

Whilst the word ‘internship’ might make you think of endless photocopying and sandwich runs, the opposite is true when it comes to accounting internships.

Instead, accounting interns get stuck in. They meet clients, work on ongoing and important cases, and are generally given the opportunity to make a real impact.

“I was given more responsibility than I thought an intern would get! Within my first few weeks the company flew my Senior and I down to visit a client near London. I got to interact directly with the client and complete the work for my senior to review. It was a great experience!” EY Summer Assurance Intern
“I always felt valued and was given a lot of responsibility at an early stage. I got to see a wide variety of the work Grant Thornton does and learnt a great deal.” Audit and Tax Summer Intern at Grant Thornton

If you’re on the hunt for an accounting internship, you’ll find a high concentration of opportunities in the capital. London is the financial epicentre of Europe, and Brexit-aside, will continue to be home to the majority of employers offering accounting work experience in the UK.

All the big banks, professional services companies and government institutions have a big presence in the capital. On the flipside, that means competition for accounting internships and placements is intense, despite the number of jobs available.

So it’s best to start applying early - aim to get your applications for accounting internships in London sent off between September and November . In the meantime, our guide to Internships in London will tell you more about the ins and outs of interning in the city.

There are, of course, tons of opportunities OUTSIDE of London, if big city life isn’t your vibe. Most firms have regional offices, and smaller, local accounting firms also take on students seeking work experience.

We advertise jobs everywhere from the South West to Yorkshire and Humberside...

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Best Student Employers to work for

Every year we announce our Best Student Employers table ; a list that is based on all the reviews that students submit to

These employers are the Tyson Furys of the business world. They are the champions of undergraduate work experience in accountancy. And they are looking for students like you to get in the ring, and show them what you’re made of.

This year’s top companies for accounting internships, placements and insight schemes are…

When you’re choosing which employer to work for, bear in mind that accountants can be found in FTSE 100 companies and start-ups alike . So you might be able to pair your numerical aptitude with a real passion or interest of yours, such as technology.

KPMG is one of the Big Four, has over 200,000 employees worldwide, and has been around since 1897. It is the Blue Whale of the accounting world.

And their student programmes are a magnificent way of getting an insider’s view of what it’s like to work at the firm; including the work they do, the industries they work in and the challenges facing the businesses they work with…


Placement students at KPMG are exposed to lots of different areas in the business, and get to work on real projects with real client impact. This Tax Assistant at KPMG had a whale of a time, rating the experience an 8.1/10...


Most of KPMG’s insight days are targeted toward a specific audience. Like their Women in Technology Insight Programme , aimed at female students wanting to explore a career in Technology & Engineering.

This three-day programme is paid, and promises networking opportunities with inspirational female employees, key skills workshops, and an insight into the technologies they use (including AI, Cloud technology and machine learning).

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Finding accounting work experience elsewhere

Summer accounting internships with the Big Four (Deloitte, EY, PwC and KPMG) are wildly competitive, so you’re not guaranteed to get a spot. Even if you meet all their requirements.

If you don’t, these are FOUR other ways you can get relevant work experience:

Check out our guide to Banking Internships for more bright ideas on finding work experience in the financial sector.

There are innumerable different options for those who want a career in accounting. You could end up working for a government institution, fighting financial crimes or helping businesses scale up...


If this sounds exciting, that’s because it is. Forensic accountants are basically the detectives of the finance world. It’s not quite Line of Duty, but you will be tasked with solving financial crimes like fraud or financial irregularities.

"Forensic accountants are trained to look beyond the numbers and deal with the business realities of situations. This enables them to identify criminal activities, such as money laundering activities and the illegal sale of arms." ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)


An internal auditor scrutinises a company’s finances with a fine-tooth comb, looking for evidence of fraud or any flaws in their financial systems. (Sharp eyesight is a must.)


A governmental accountant looks after the financial performance of institutions in the public sector. Just like Liam Neeson’s bad-ass character in Taken, these kind of accountants have a specific skill-set and often specialise in their field for years and years and years.

Watch Liam Neeson in all his glory here...

Before singing 'Paint in Black' as The Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger was preparing to keep clients in the black. Jagger reportedly studied accounting at the London School of Economics for a whole year, before ditching his degree for rock ‘n’ roll.

Once you’ve secured a graduate accounting job, you can start thinking about gaining chartership. The title ‘chartered accountant’ (or the letters ACA/FCA) is given to someone who has:

There are THREE professional institutes of chartered accountants in the UK:

And there are THREE terrific reasons why you should consider becoming a chartered accountant:

#1 Boosted earning potential

Accounting jobs tend to come with hefty pay packets. According to High Fliers: The Graduate Market , the average graduate starting salary for the Accounting & Professional Services industry is £30,600 a year.

But this figure SOARS once you get all your professional qualifications. ICAEW Chartered Accountants earn an average annual salary of £51,000 in the first two years after qualifying.

#2 Global recognition

There’s a lot of respect for accountants who have completed the ACA qualification. (The kind of respect you might get when you land a double backflip on the trampoline.)

Their unique combination of commercial awareness, analytical thinking and numerical ability means they are sought-after by employers around the world.

Accounting is a global industry. Once you’re qualified, you can basically work ANYWHERE. Deloitte, for instance, has offices in Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Taiwan and many, many more exotic destinations .

Accountants need to be hot on their rules and regulations. These are ALWAYS changing in finance, which means there’s ALWAYS something new to learn.

Like the great white shark (which continues to grow throughout its lifetime), accountants never stop growing as professionals. Regular training and qualifications help them maintain that razor sharp edge throughout their careers.

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Internship Opportunities

We offer university students the chance to experience what it is like to work with us..

We are keen to help you make decisions about your future career pathway. Suitable for third year university students, we offer paid placements in all of our offices for up to six weeks over summer.

We also support the RGU 48-week paid placement over year 3 of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course.

Interns will gain an insight into working in a practice environment before making vital decisions about their future. We seek to provide an invaluable experience and exposure to a wide variety of assignments to allow you to make that important decision.

Applications for our internship programme for summer 2023 are now closed.

Energise and Evolve at EQ.

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What can you expect?

We don’t departmentalise. This means you get an all round experience of accounts, tax and audit, and even an understanding of how to become a great business advisor.

We encourage working on ‘live’ files (real client work) from day one, so you get a genuine example of what life is like in an accountancy practice.

Nothing can beat real world experience.

Our People Profiles

Isla millar, qualified ca.

Completing a summer placement with EQ helped me to choose my career path, as before I wasn’t even sure I wanted to work in an office. I was fortunate enough to be offered a job at the end of the internship which really helped me when going back to do my fourth year, as I did not have the added stress of trying to find a job. You never know what opportunities an internship could open up for you.

Kelly Meiklejohn

Bacc (hons) ca.

I love the level of responsibility you are given from day one. Over the years my responsibilities have increased – I now manage my own client portfolio and have progressed from a trainee to Manager.

Samantha Dean

Ba (hons) acca.

I also enjoyed the variety of work you get to do at EQ. At the time I didn’t appreciate the benefit of this and was just enjoying the variation day to day. However, on my return to fourth year (and in my professional exams after uni) I realised how much of an advantage I had in comparison to other students.

Kathryn Smeaton

Ba (hons) ca.

I really enjoyed the number of training opportunities open to you at EQ. Whilst continually learning with on the job training, you were also encouraged to participate in various other internal training programmes. At EQ, my colleagues were always happy to answer any question that arose.

BAcc (Hons)

I would urge any student who is considering whether a summer placement is worthwhile to apply as I have found it to be the most rewarding and helpful experience so far, whilst at university.


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