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Audit Trainee School Leaver Programme

Kreston Reeves LLP
Canterbury, Kent (GB)
£23,500 pa starting salary
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
School leaver roles
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Our Audit teams are looking for talented School-leavers to join our 4-year Apprenticeship Training programme which we're running in Canterbury.

You will study for a professional qualification:

Audit – CFAB/ACA

Our 2024 School Leaver Training Programme is due to start at the end of August 2024, however earlier start dates are possible depending on the department/location.

You can find out more information about the professional qualifications offered here -

Our training programme

This program presents a remarkable opportunity to acquire invaluable hands-on experience within a professional practice environment, immersing yourself in the day-to-day operations of a leading accountancy firm serving a diverse clientele.

Your professional training will be conducted in collaboration with a prominent training provider, involving block release periods for attending courses with exams spread over the three-year duration. It's essential to be ready to dedicate personal study time to ensure optimal comprehension of the material and success in the exams.

In addition to your formal studies, you'll learn through practical experience, applying your newly acquired skills by working alongside colleagues and engaging with clients right from the inception of your career with us.

What we're looking for

We're looking for school-leaver candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Good A levels, or equivalent (A*– C)
  • GCSE Maths and English, or equivalent, grade 4– 9 (grade C and above)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Confident and passionate
  • Excellent work ethic, driven and highly motivated
  • Effective time and task management skills

What we can offer you

By joining us you can expect:

  • To drive your career forward – your development is in your hands, and we’ll guide you all along the way
  • Opportunities to develop a varied portfolio of work with different clients
  • Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
  • A genuinely supportive and collaborative environment
  • A culture of learning in a stimulating environment
  • Financial wellbeing – competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, Westfield Health Cash Plan, income protection. Options to increase pension, life assurance and healthcare cash plan (for yourself and/or family)
  • Leave – 25.5 days plus bank holidays, holiday buying (up to 5 days)
  • Mental wellbeing –flexible working policies, employee assistance programme and counselling
  • Physical wellbeing – we also offer voluntary benefits such as BUPA PMI/Westfield Hospital Treatment insurance, critical illness insurance, BMI health assessment, GymFlex, annual flu jab
  • Recognition – monthly nominations for financial awards based on culture and values
  • Development – we offer continuous support and development with clear mapped progression routes across the business, as well as access to internal and external training courses
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging – we operate several family-friendly policies and take proactive steps to create an inclusive environment
  • ESG – give as you earn, 1 extra day off each year to take up volunteering opportunities. Opportunities to support our commitment to charitable causes
  • Travel – other optional benefits include: cycle to work scheme, travel insurance, interest-free season ticket loan (London only), interest-free car/motorbike loan

About Kreston Reeves

With 200 years of history, we are an award-winning professional services firm with offices in London, Kent and Sussex. We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and wealth services, tailored to our clients’ needs.

We guide our clients, colleagues and communities to a brighter future.  We help businesses, not for profit organisations, individuals and families with more than just accountancy, business and wealth advice.

Our dedication to providing a personal service is what sets us apart – we get to know you, understand your goals, support and advise you on your journey to help you realise your ambitions.

We’re proud to be B Corp™ certified, demonstrating our commitment to our environmental, social and governance programme which is central to our purpose and vision.  We actively encourage all our colleagues to give back to their local communities whenever they can.


Kreston Reeves is a leading accountancy and financial services firm located across London and the South East of England. Established over 100 years ago, we have built a growing reputation for our award winning tax and financial advice.  Today, we have offices in Kent, Sussex and London and we employ over 500 staff including more than 50 partners.


A training contract with Kreston Reeves is the key to a secure future.  We are committed to individual and team development and pride ourselves on providing expert guidance to support personal progression for all our trainees. Due to our size and the range of services we provide, we offer challenging and varied experience. Our trainees benefit from hands on involvement and are given regular feedback. At every stage of your career, we will clearly define the competencies you will need for success and provide you with leading edge training programmes to master them.  


Our client base ranges from sole traders to large groups of limited companies and everything in between. Trainees will typically be involved with accounts preparation and audit work during their training contract. They enjoy face to face client contact at an early stage and are valued members of our team from day one.


We are an authorised training employer and have a long history in training accountancy students.


If you would like to know more, please visit our website for Sussex based roles and for Kent & London based roles.

Company info
020 7382 1820
2nd Floor
168 Shoreditch High Street London
E1 6RA

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