Do you train graduates and school leavers?
Yes, we offer training contracts to graduates and also to people straight from school or college who are looking for an alternative route into the profession.
How do I apply?
Please visit the application form section or click here.
Where can I find out more about the qualifications offered?
Each professional body has more details on its website. The links here will provide more information.
What if I have extenuating circumstances, will they be considered?
Yes, we will always take into account your overall application and any extenuating circumstances. There is a section on the application form that allows you to tell us about any circumstances that you feel are important for us to know and where we can provide you with the appropriate support for your application.
What support is provided during my training?
Our trainees study on an Apprenticeship programme. This means you will be supported by our team, and your colleagues, who will help guide and mentor you throughout your training contract. We believe peer support is important and you will find that our existing partners, managers and trainees across the offices can relate to what you are going through and will be able offer you support and guidance.
You will be given paid time off to attend college or classes for your professional qualification and to sit your exams. We expect you to put in some evenings and weekends too, since we believe your training is a partnership between you and us.
You will be supported throughout the entire process. From initial application and recruitment, followed by onboarding and joining the firm, and right through to completing your qualification and apprenticeship you will find support is on-hand.
Where will I study during my training contract?
We work with a number of different training providers, and have contracts with different organisations. Where you study will depend on which office you are based at and the qualification you study. In most cases you will study with other Wilkins Kennedy trainees. We work closely with the training providers to make sure they provide you with the best study facilities they have available.
Do you offer work experience or internships?
Whilst we do not offer intern programmes we welcome requests from people who are interested in gaining work experience as part of a study programme, or to work during holidays from school or university.
We do our best to offer young people who are thinking about their future the opportunity to experience working life at our offices. We work closely with a number of schools and colleges. We welcome letters from people who show an interest in accountancy and business.
Please see the section on Work Experience for more information.
I am an international student - can I apply to Wilkins Kennedy?
Unfortunately we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for any international students wishing to work in the UK at present.
I would like more information, can I contact someone?
Due to the high volume of applications received by our firm each year, we regret that we are unable to enter into correspondence regarding the short listing process, or progress of your application.
However, if you have any questions about the application process, training and qualifications or about working at Wilkins Kennedy before you apply, please send an email to us and we will do our best to provide answer any of your questions.