Recruitment and training

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Annual trainee/apprentice programme

Every year we aim to welcome one new apprentice or trainee into the firm. Our recruitment process normally starts in the spring and training starts in earnest in August. This is a fully funded, structured programme that can take you on an exciting career journey.

To apply, we look for the following qualities:

  • Good communication skills and of course you need to be numerate. Good IT skills are essential and you also need to be prepared for hard work.
  • GCSE at Grade 6 or above in English and Maths are a pre-requisite and preference will be given to applicants with A Levels at least to 260 UCAS points.
  • A friendly personality and the ability to connect with people at all levels.

If you are accepted:

  • You will normally start training at Kendal College studying for an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. This usually takes two years to complete.
  • Qualified AAT staff may then be given the option of taking the Association of Taxation Technician (ATT) qualification which is also around two years to complete.
  • Once you complete the AAT and ATT qualifications you may commence an ACA training contract for a minimum of 36 months where you get a structured programme of learning together on-the-job work experience, mentoring and individual work-based tuition

Throughout the programme we pay for all course fees, exams and study leave.

Current vacancies

We are inviting applications by 30th April 2021 for the following positions. Please apply online attaching your CV to francis@stb-accountants.co.uk.

Trainee/apprentice

This is a fully funded, structured programme that can take you on an exciting career journey in our Kendal office.

You will need:

  • Good communication skills and of course you need to be numerate. Good IT skills are essential and you also need to be prepared for hard work.
  • GCSE at Grade 6 or above in English and Maths are a pre-requisite and preferably you will have good A Levels or equivalent.
  • A friendly personality and the ability to connect with people at all levels.

If you are accepted:

  • You will normally start training at Kendal College studying for an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. This usually takes two years to complete.
  • Qualified AAT staff may then be given the option of taking the Association of Taxation Technician (ATT) qualification which is also around two years to complete.
  • Once you complete the AAT and ATT qualifications you may commence an ACA training contract for a minimum of 36 months where you get a structured programme of learning together on-the-job work experience, mentoring and individual work-based tuition

Throughout the programme we pay for all course fees, exams and study leave.

Part qualified or QBE accountant

You will be an AAT qualified, or part qualified ACCA/ACA Accountant. Alternatively, you may have developed your career entirely through experience to date. Most importantly you will have a career background developed within the accountancy practice sector, working within a firm of accountants of any size with at least three years’ experience and be looking to progress within your career and be seeking an opportunity within a firm of chartered accountants that offers you a path to develop.

Predominantly based in our Kendal office, you will be responsible for the preparation of year end accounts for wide ranging and varied sole trader, partnership and limited company clients. You will prepare personal and corporate tax returns and assist junior members of staff by reviewing bookkeeping work and providing guidance. Your responsibilities and involvement with clients, wider accounting and tax project work will increase over time as you develop within the team and role and you will be encouraged to progress and develop within your career, with the support of highly experienced, qualified professionals around you, combined with study support on offer for those looking to pursue further qualifications.

Good IT skills are essential and knowledge of cloud accounting software packages would be an advantage.


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