Starting a Career in Accountancy

There are many routes into the world of accountancy, but which path is right for you?

Work Experience

Work Placements

We are currently partnering with pre-approved local  colleges to offer work experience placements to students who are studying towards a career in accountancy.

Accountancy Routes

Apprenticeship Programme

If you’re finishing school and don’t feel that University is the right fit for you, then that doesn’t mean you cannot train to become an accountant. Applying for our Apprenticeship Programme gives you the flexibility of studying towards an internationally recognised accounting qualification whilst earning a wage and gaining invaluable workplace experience.



When you graduate from university, it can be difficult to choose a route that’s right for you. Our structured graduate recruitment programme means that you stay on track with where you want to be in your career. You’ll learn the technical knowledge needed to keep moving you up the career ladder by working your way through the ACA (ICAEW) Qualification at the same time as gaining skills from working with our varied client base.


Already part way through a qualification, but feel you need a new challenge? We offer part-qualified students the opportunity to transfer their studies over to our training programme.

Sam's Story

Ever since I joined Dains in May, I already feel like I’ve been part of the family for years, everyone is so welcoming and friendly, and I love working with clients. What’s drawn me to wanting to work at Dain’s is how fast I can progress in the organisation which is all I want to do in my career. Self-growth and advancing more knowledge and experience. I can see myself staying with Dains in the long run.