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Early Careers

If you’re thinking about your next steps after school or university, during the early years of your career or looking to make a change in occupation, Duncan & Toplis is a great place to apply and explore your talents.

We offer a range of fully funded training opportunities at different experience levels for those who are passionate about a future in accountancy.

With focused programmes, we ensure that our team receive the support they need to pursue an exciting career whilst achieving professional qualifications.

Choose Duncan & Toplis to begin your journey.

Why Duncan & Toplis?

Are you taking the first step in your accountancy career? Consider applying to one of our trainee roles here at Duncan & Toplis. Our programmes ensure that our school leavers and university graduates benefit from top-tier training, excellent support, and varied and enjoyable professional experiences.

Gain all the qualifications you need during this early stage of your career with our fully funded training opportunities. Not only will you be exposed to a broad range of sectors, but you’ll also be guided by an experienced mentor who can help you to focus on a specialism.

Our team consists of 450+ talented individuals who are all experts in their own right and dedicated to helping the accountancy and tax professionals of tomorrow. We’re proud of the way our senior employees and new starters work together. If you’re looking for a leading accountancy business with a friendly, collaborative environment, Duncan & Toplis is for you.

Even if you’re looking to change your career path, we could be the perfect place for you to make your mark in the world of accountancy. We’ll help you find your feet and build up your skills for the future.

Explore our early careers openings today or submit your CV.

Interesting work across a broad range of sectors

A huge perk of working with Duncan & Toplis is our access to work across various sectors - from healthcare to agriculture. As an early career accountant, you’ll gain an understanding of the tax, legal, business, and financial elements that go into supporting different businesses.

We don’t just provide one service. Our team of professionals work across:

Whether you want to dedicate some time to learning about different services or already have your heart set on a specialism, we can help you find a role where you’ll thrive. Our team requires a wide range of skills and experiences, so there is sure to be a perfect match for you.

Who we are looking for

We offer two types of training opportunities for early career accountants - our beginner pathway (for school leavers or those who do not want to attend university) and our advanced pathway (for graduates or those with the AAT qualification). Both allow trainees to embark on a career in accountancy, audit, or tax with the support needed to succeed.

Beginner pathway

With our accountancy beginner pathway, you’ll be able to gain valuable hands-on workplace experience while studying for your Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualifications.

The AAT qualification is the foundation for any future bookkeeper, accountant or auditor, while the ATT qualification is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in tax.

Find more information by downloading our AAT Trainee brochure, and our ATT Trainee brochure.

If you’re a school leaver who is keen to become an accountancy trainee, submit your application to our team today.

Advanced pathway

The advanced pathway is ideal for university graduates with a degree or those who have already completed the AAT qualification.

This is an opportunity for early career accountants to achieve chartered status. It includes a three-year training contract and enrolment on a Level 7 apprenticeship with assigned tuition and self-study days. You’ll learn on the job from experienced mentors and have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to real commercial situations.

We provide support for a series of chartered qualifications, including:

Whether you’re currently at university and looking to line up your graduate scheme or a recent graduate looking for suitable accountancy roles, submit your CV to our team.

Submit your CV today

To apply for our early career pathways, submit your application today. If you have any questions and want to chat to a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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