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Apprenticeships and Trainees

At Duncan & Toplis, we’re passionate about helping aspiring accountants, tax advisers, and business professionals reach their full potential. As one of the UK’s leading accountancy businesses, we’re in the perfect position to do this. With access to a broad range of clients and senior professionals with decades of wisdom, Duncan & Toplis is the ideal place to get started in the world of accountancy.

Find your niche, develop your skills, and curate a strong network of professional contacts. We want to share our expertise with you and help you find your feet.

Our apprenticeship and trainee opportunities are as varied as our work. Whatever your background, skillset, or qualifications, we’ll have a suitable pathway to help you launch your accountancy career.

Take a look at our training options - including apprenticeships. The right choice for you will depend on your education level and career experience so far.

Who are we looking for

Different candidates will be suitable for different early career pathways, so make sure you explore all our options.

Once you know the pathway for you, submit your application to our team and we’ll see how we can help.

Accountancy apprenticeships

Gain on-the-job experience in your field of interest while you study for your accountancy qualifications. You can become an AAT trainee, ATT trainee, CFAB trainee, payroll trainee, or VAT trainee by completing an apprenticeship with us. Each apprenticeship has different entry requirements, conditions, and opportunities - enjoy discovering the differences between each one.

Beginner pathway

This route is for those who have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4-9 and three A-Levels at Grade A-C (or equivalent). With this pathway, you’ll be able to gain hands-on workplace experience while studying for your Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualifications. These are foundational qualifications for aspiring accountants and tax professionals.

Are you a graduate?

Check out our range of open graduate roles across a range of different specialisms on our advanced pathway. These roles are for university graduates with a degree, or those who have already completed the AAT qualification. You can find out more here.

Our accountancy training opportunities

Whichever pathway is right for you - an accountancy apprenticeship, or other trainee position - you can be sure that you’ll be benefiting from world-leading training and mentoring.

We’ll always encourage you to reach high, which might mean completing qualifications during your training. We don’t just tolerate this - we actively encourage career development. The Duncan & Toplis team will always support you to achieve your chartered qualifications.

We’re committed to equipping the next generation of accountants, tax advisers, and business professionals with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to do their job and fulfil their potential. As we work across a broad range of sectors, we’re a great place to start your career if you have a specialism in mind. Plus, as we provide varied services - from HR and payroll to marketing and legal - we’re sure to have a role for you that fits your background and career goals.

Submit your CV today

To apply for an entry-level position with us, browse our trainee roles. If you have any questions and want to chat to a member of our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.