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Article posted: 26th June 2018

Do you know a recent graduate who’s keen to kick-start a career in the accountancy profession, earn as they learn and work with owner-managed businesses? If so, we’d love to hear from them!

We offer various training contracts which typically run for three to four years depending on the qualification being studied for. Trainees are given relevant practical experience with a wide range of clients which helps with professional exams, and we assign them a mentor who provides day-to-day feedback on their progress. We pay for study courses and exam fees and offer paid study leave and 20 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) each year.

We think we offer a great training programme but here are a few words from two of our graduate trainees coming to the end of their first-year studies:

Photo of Ellen Isteed, Robert Rutnam and Lawrence Mann McBrides 2017 graduate trainees

Ellen Isteed says: “I really enjoy working with a range of people at all levels. Having direct contact with both managers and partners who are friendly and approachable when working on jobs makes a really big difference to my training.”

Robert Rutnam says: “I chose McBrides because I wanted to study for the ACA qualification in a supportive environment, while also getting the hands-on experience that you just don’t get from training at the larger firms.”

Lawrence Mann says: "I chose McBrides because I knew I would be exposed to both accounts preparations and on-site audits. It’s really helped me to develop my knowledge of the profession. I also appreciate the option of training towards the ACA qualification while maintaining a great work/life balance outside of work to pursue hobbies and interests."

We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:1 degree and 240 points at A Level. Further details are available in the Careers section of our website.

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