School Leavers

We offer training contracts to support bright and ambitious individuals who are looking to begin their career in accountancy and finance, but want an alternative to going to university. You’ll be supported along the way by our team of qualified and experienced staff who will support your learning with your own tailored development programme, gaining hands-on experience whilst studying towards your professional qualification. Even better you’ll be earning whilst you learn and taking those first important steps in your career.


We are looking for candidates who have a strong desire to progress their career at Wilkins Kennedy, are good communicators, self-motivated, have an open mind, and are adaptable to change. You will have our full support as you progress through your professional qualification, receiving a wide variety of experience along the way. You will be mentored and developed by a team with a wealth of skills and knowledge, who will strive to provide you with all the support you will need.

We do not restrict our selection criteria to applicants with an accountancy-related degree; we consider all graduate applicants on their own merits. 

As part of your training programme we conduct regular reviews throughout the duration of your training contract. In your final year we will discuss your future aspirations and preferences, and will consider with you the opportunities that exist within the firm. We cannot guarantee a placement in the firm, but we do endeavour to support you for the long-term, and have a successful record for retaining our best performing trainees.