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Training and opportunities

Why A Career in Accountancy at Dickinsons?

Dickinsons has over 20 years experience as a training firm. We have designed our practice to provide an opportunity for young people, who are highly motivated and ambitious to thrive in.

As a profession, accountants have and will always provide a service that will be needed, both in the UK and in the rest of the world.

We will enable a young person to mature through academic and practical experience and provide them with the tools to work in the Business and Finance sector.

As a small practice, we invest in our people and we manage their needs. 

Our route over the years has resulted in successful careers for many people. Some, such as Natalie Spalton and Dominic Cader, have risen to be partners in our firm, whilst others may have left, but have continued their development in other accountancy practices, as partners, associates or managers. Other have moved into industry, and work for blue chip companies, in key roles in their finance departments. 

Qualification Opportunities 

All of our trainees start studying immediately with the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) aiming to achieve the NVQ Level 4 within two years.

Whilst we do not provide any guarantees, our trainees will then be offered an ICAEW training contract to continue as an ACA student to qualify as a Chartered Accountant within 5 years.

Work Opportunities

At Dickinsons you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience which is parallel to your studies.

The partners and staff support all of our trainees, as they can pass on priceless knowledge and know-how. All trainees will learn through working directly on client related jobs, the key aspects about accounting and tax. This will enhance their communication and business skills as we expect our staff to work with our clients and their needs.

What Characteristics Do You Need? 

Dickinsons employ individuals who are diligent, efficient, enthusiastic, ambitious and committed. The path which our programme offers is about a life choice, you are taking the first steps in your career, it is not just a job.

We will consider all candidates who have a minimum of 2 A Levels A-C Grades. 

What Qualifications Will Be Provided 

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Association of Chartered Accounts (ACA) Qualifications 

•Fully paid training at a recognised professional college

•Full study support from colleagues

•All materials are provided

•Student Support as provided by the professional qualification providers

Which College? 

Dickinsons has a strong and close working relationship with First Intuition.   

First Intuition was founded in 2007 with the aim of becoming the first choice accountancy tuition provider for students and employers. They employ only experienced tutors, achieve outstanding pass rates and provide first class customer service with great facilities.

First Intuition has won PQ Magazine’s ‘College of the Year’ award in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

They offer a range of classroom courses which our students attend.

Our students will each have their own schedule specifically designed by us together with the College to provide the best opportunity to attain the AAT and ACA qualifications. 

What will the Day to Day work Involve? 

Our trainees will develop their accounting skills through carrying out work for our clients in the following areas:

How can I find out more? 

•Preparation of Statutory Accounts

•Assisting on External Audits

•Preparation of VAT Returns

•Bookkeeping and management accounting

•General Office Duties

•Personal and Company Tax Returns 

All of these responsibilities will be managed by our training manager and partners and will provide direct contact with our clients.

Dickinson regularly attend local careers and job fairs. Any that we are due to attend will be posted with the details. 

Please go to our Job Vacancies page for any current opportunities. 

Or alternatively please contact Laura Bellotti on 019123 776818 or laura@dickinsons.co.uk

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