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Trainee Chartered Accountant

HURST Accountants
Stockport, Greater Manchester (GB)
Closing date
28 Apr 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
ICAEW Apprenticeships, School leaver roles
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Just imagine...


Being part of an accountancy firm that puts a passion for business ahead of profits. A firm that genuinely cares.


If so, HURST could be the firm for you.


Who we are


You’ll be wondering why we’re different to other leading firms in the UK… and why you should consider forging your future career with HURST.


Headquartered in South Manchester, our 100-strong team has been supporting the ambitions of the North West’s most admired organisations for the past four decades.


But we go beyond the world of accountancy, and it’s that extra mile and additional insight that truly helps our clients to thrive. Whilst providing the services you’d expect of any leading practice, we also deliver the strategic and visionary guidance you wouldn’t expect from anyone other than HURST.


But it’s not just about the leading technical competency you’ll find amongst your colleagues. Or the fact that you’ll have the freedom to make your mark with many of the North West’s most admired brands. It’s the sense of ownership you’ll feel. And the fact you’ll be surrounded with like-minded teammates that are as friendly as they are forward-thinking.


Your future starts here


Your first step towards a career at HURST is through our accountancy training scheme (ICAEW/ACCA). Whether you are a graduate or a college leaver, we are looking for high calibre audit trainees to join the HURST Business Services team for our 2022/23 intake.


What you get from HURST


For graduates, we will put you through a paid Level 7 Apprenticeship Programme, over four years and you will be exam-qualified with the ICAEW/ACCA in three years.


For school leavers, we will provide paid leave for study and examinations, that will lead to the same qualifications as though you had graduated from university, in a similar time frame. You will also become a certified ICAEW/ACCA member.


As a part of your HURST trainee journey, once qualified you will be provided with a mentor and tailored career plan, which could include secondments to other teams within the firm and overseas secondments to the US, Australia and Europe.


As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide you with a wide range of benefits, as expected from a leading employer.


You’ll never feel like a ‘junior’ member of the team with HURST. In fact, the ambition, ideas and energy of trainees is the lifeblood of our business. That’s why we give our people the trust and freedom to make their mark, as we guide them towards becoming qualified – and far, far beyond.


The Trainee Scheme


Our scheme is designed to give you an idea of what it’s like to be a professional qualified accountant at HURST. As a Trainee at HURST, you will be working with Partners and Managers on a range of exciting assignments with entrepreneurial clients mainly throughout the Northwest, but increasingly across the UK. Through your work, you will acquire the core audit, accountancy and tax knowledge that underpins the qualification.


What you'll need to succeed


Our trainee scheme is open to school leavers and university graduates alike.


  • You must have 3 A-Levels or equivalent, and, if a university graduate, a minimum of a 2:2 degree.
  • We accept applications from relevant and non-relevant disciplines.
  • We welcome applicants seeking to make a career change.


At HURST, we look at more than just your academic results. All successful applicants attend an induction that provides a look into HURST, our practices, our strategy and our culture. You will also receive practical skills-based training and key insight into current accounting and tax issues throughout the duration of the scheme. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at HURST.


As an equal opportunity’s employer, HURST is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.


We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join HURST.


What you need to do now


If you’d like to join us at HURST, please click apply now in the box above with an up-to-date CV and a short cover letter explaining why you feel HURST would be the right fit for you and what you can bring to the firm. If you require any assistance, please email



At HURST, we pride ourselves on our people-based approach when it comes to colleagues and clients. We work with people who have a passion for business and we’re lucky to work with some of the region’s leading owner-managed businesses, offering the best in business advisory to ensure they reach their strategic goals. We also have a growing number of multinational businesses that require our support throughout the UK, Europe, and beyond. HURST was established in 1982 and is one of the North Wests’ leading independent accountancy firms. Each year, we are on the lookout for top talent and future leaders to join our award-winning team of chartered accountants. During the fully-funded ACA training course, HURST will ensure you reach your maximum potential through structured training, mentoring programmes and regular performance reviews to ensure you get the right support. With a 100% success rate in 2019, at every stage, we’re confident that our graduate training programme is a good option if you’re looking for a career with a forward-thinking, innovative practice. It’s not just about the number crunching; we’re also looking for people who will thrive in a competitive, tech-driven environment and a strong understanding of IT will be essential. We’re a people driven firm so building strong relationships with colleagues and clients is key, and strong communication skills are a must. If you would like to see what your future with HURST could look like, get in touch to find out more about our current graduate opportunities!

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