We don’t believe that all our people should be cast in the same mould. We want our teams to show ambition, determination and integrity. We're looking for people with enquiring, curious minds and a strong sense of commitment.

You’ll work with a range of clients, individuals, entrepreneurial start-ups, established companies and not-for-profit organisations. We’ll help you develop the skills to be able to interpret financial data, understand the operations and controls that make our clients successful, and then be able to offer relevant, realistic and practical business advice.

You are about to make an important decision about where to train and develop your career. Wilkins Kennedy supports over 160 students at present to complete some form of professional qualification. You will receive support and encouragement every step of the way, whilst being able to contribute directly to the success of the firm as you gain practical experience with our clients.

Wilkins Kennedy is an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer, an ACCA Approved Employer and an AAT Accredited Employer. Here is what you can expect from a trainee position with Wilkins Kennedy:

Support. We support our trainees and apprentices through professional qualifications, whether you are a graduate or school leaver. We can offer a route that is right for you.

Commitment to your career. We commit to your long term career by providing you with ongoing support to help you develop. We provide you with regular performance reviews and feedback.

Opportunity. You can expect a great opportunity to develop your technical knowledge, develop skills such as client service, commercial awareness and team working.

Investment in your future. We invest in you at this early stage of your career by supporting you now and helping you shape your future career.

Responsibility. We give you responsibility from an early stage and can offer a wide range of practical experience which may include working within Audit, Accountancy, Tax, Corporate Finance and Business Recovery.

Structured career development. You will be given a structured development programme to support you through your exams, and developed through our close links with a number of professional bodies including

  • Association of Accounting Technicians

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • Association of Tax Technicians and

  • Chartered Institute Of Tax.

Work-life balance. We provide you with dedicated time to both gain work experience and complete your studies, whilst also ensuring you achieve the right work-life balance. We expect you to put some of your own time into this too. That’s why we provide you with ongoing support to help guide you through the demands of your training contract.

Mentoring. Our experienced staff will support and mentor you to develop your skills and knowledge, ensuring that you will complete your training contract as a well-rounded professional having received support and guidance from a team of highly experienced and qualified staff.

Competitive salary. We’ll give you a competitive salary which is regularly reviewed throughout your training.

Range of work locations. We offer trainee positions in all our offices, however some of our smaller offices may not be able to offer training contracts every year. All trainees start with the firm in August and September of each year, and we do support people moving between our offices whenever this is necessary for personal or business reasons.