School and College Leavers Programme

Earn while you learn and join our School and College Leaver Programme

Early Careers

Do you feel like university is not the right path for you? Would you like to learn and gain qualifications while earning money? As a company we value our staff as our biggest assets, and we want you to build your future with us! With offices in Dundee and Arbroath we offer a first-class service to all businesses no matter the size and across many sectors. Get in touch today if you feel you are the right fit for our school leaver positions and start you career today.

Training and support

You will earn a competitive salary and benefits, while gaining on the job work experience and studying towards a professional qualification. You will be involved in varied and interesting work and be given paid study support and time to attend classes and revise for exams. Our firm wide ethos ensures our employees are developed to the highest standard of technical excellence and professional skills

At Findlays we understand the everyone has different career ambitions, and we can provide opportunities to achieve them whatever they are

As part of the training, we offer the opportunity to gain a professional qualification, and these included

AAT- 2-year programme which can then give access to a 3-year training programme to ICAS

ICAS/ACCA – 5-year programme studying towards a prestigious and internationally recognised qualification

ATT – Association of Taxation Technicians – study towards a prestigious tax qualification.

Entry requirements - the minimum requirement is Higher levels grades. An interest in business, a commitment to hard work and the ambition to launch an exciting career is also beneficial. Findlays Chartered Accountants prides themselves on breaking down barriers and building the next generation of accountants.

If you want to know more or would like to apply, please contact our recruitment team via recruitment@findlay-ca.co.uk enclosing your CV

Our trainees give you an insight into life and work in Findlays

Sophie Bole Trainee Accountant

“I joined Findlays after I left school and enrolled in their ICAS trainee school leavers program. I have been here for a year now and I can say I have progressed due to working alongside highly skilled professionals and getting the opportunity to use my knowledge in practice. I would highly recommend taking this route to be a qualified chartered accountant as not only do I gain my professional qualifications I also benefit from full time practical experience. The working environment is great and if I am struggling with work or study there is always someone there to help me. I also enjoy the social aspect of this job by participating in staff BBQs and quiz nights.”


Kerr Jolly Trainee Accountant

“When I first joined from school it was very daunting but at the same time exciting. The first few weeks were initial training and I had lots of support from all my colleagues and found the office very friendly and welcoming. No one day is the same working as a trainee accountant, one day I am preparing soletrader accounts the next I am assisting on the audit of a large company. I am gaining practical experience whilst studying and gaining formal qualifications without acquiring any student loan!”