Start your career in Accountancy

Whether you choose to find a job after your A-Levels, or make the choice to go to University, Ellacotts can offer you a progressive training programme either at the AAT, ACCA or ACA level. Ellacotts is an Accountancy Age top 100 Practice and our Trainees are based in either our Banbury or Kettering offices.
As a Platinum ACCA training practice and Silver Investors In People award holder, we are experienced in making sure you get the most out of your training with Ellacotts. 

You can also view a full list of our current professional vacancies here.

What will you do?

We’ll start you on accounts preparation from day one! You’ll be assigned a workplace ‘buddy’ and be part of one of our specialist teams which are made up of Accounts, Audit and Tax professionals.  The breadth and depth of work you will be exposed to will be much greater than many other practices as we firmly believe in a rounded and exceptional client experience which you will quickly be involved in.
You will combine study with the challenges of work with the full support of Ellacotts behind you. We’ll cover all training costs for your first exam sittings which include courses both residential and online, books, exams and access to knowledgeable and supportive tutors.
You will be able to apply your studies in real life situations supporting our clients so your studies become relevant for you. You will also have the opportunity to assist on a broad variety of assignments which give you a chance to visit client premises and add value in many ways.
In preparation for qualification, we will work with you to tailor your preferences to the requirements of the workplace and set out a personal development plan. We recognise that your training and study experience at Ellacotts will produce a hugely valuable individual.

Learn more about becoming a Trainee with Ellacotts.

Earn while you learn

Throughout your qualification your pay will rise in line with your success, with the aim that an A-Level School leaver’s salary should more than double by the time they complete their full Chartered or Certified qualification.  In addition to competitive pay Ellacotts can also offer:
  •  22 days’ standard holiday pro rata which increases over time, with the option to buy and sell holiday if needed
  •  The option to join our pension scheme along with auto enrolment
  •  Flexible working hours
  •  Life Assurance from day one
  •  Health insurance with a medical cash plan (after a qualifying period)
  •  Tax efficient Childcare vouchers
  •  A tax free bike (through our Cycle to Work scheme)
  •  Commission on new business gained
  •  Overtime either paid or time given in lieu

What are we looking for?

By now you already have many of the skills we’re looking for. You’ve just never stopped to think about it. Your academic studies, hobbies, part-time work, voluntary work or sporting achievements are fantastic examples of your personal achievement.
You may have been part of a music or drama group, been a prefect or school representative or young enterprise participant. These are all great, but don’t forget there are other ways to show us you’re the kind of person we’d like to work here.
Perhaps you’ve had to care for a relative when they were poorly. Sports teams, charity work or travelling alone to other countries and sampling their cultures all show responsibility, leadership, team-working and juggling priorities. These skills come in many shapes and forms and are all valuable. So take time to reflect. Think about what you do and how you do it. And then tell us about it.

How to Apply?

Please email your CV and cover letter to
We’d love to hear from you soon….

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