Graduate Recruitment

We are looking for people that can not only produce numbers but also build lasting relationships with clients and advise on all aspects of their business.

At Dains, we recognise that our success is dependent on our most important asset – our people. That is why we have developed an award-winning training programme to ensure that our trainees are given every opportunity to be the business leaders of tomorrow.

As an ICAEW and ACCA Approved Employer, Dains is recognised for its high-quality training and development and for the level of support and assistance it provides our ACA and ACCA members and students.

Our approach:

For the graduate who is looking for a firm in which they can enjoy a rewarding career, look no further, as our firm offers one of the widest ranges of professional services available to businesses throughout the Midlands.

Within the accountancy practice our core business areas are as follows:

  • Accountancy & Business Services
  • Audit
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation – Corporate, Customs Duty, Employment, Private and Indirect 
  • Forensics

Dains is a dynamic and modern thinking Professional Services firm with a people-focused culture. Our strengths and opportunities lie in our independence and our reputation for quality, knowledge and expertise.

Our management team are highly skilled individuals who will help you to forge your career and develop your potential and ambition. In addition to your colleagues and managers, you will be fully supported through every step of your training journey by the HR/Training team.

Graduate Programme 2024 – Now Open

We are currently offering ACA, ACCA, and ACA/CTA trainee contracts across various service lines throughout Dains.

Our minimum requirements:

  • Minimum Grade B in Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent
  • A minimum of 112 UCAS points or equivalent (Excluding General Studies)
  • 2:1 honours degree predicted
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Some of the reward & benefits you will receive:

  • A fully funded ACA or ACCA block release study package
  • 25 days annual leave increasing to 30 days for long service (plus normal statutory bank holidays);
  • Graduate “Kick Start” new starter gift
  • Dains academy enrolment
  • Buy and sell holidays
  • Regular funded social events throughout the year
  • Paid professional subscriptions and membership
  • Regular study and training reviews
  • Personal development and career plans
  • Reward & Recognition scheme
  • Smart/Flexible/Hybrid working options
  • Paid Volunteer days
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Greener car scheme
  • Referral schemes
  • Wellbeing refreshments

How to apply

Please download the Application Form, complete it, and send it to [email protected].

Graduate Recruitment Process

How to apply

Stage 1
Making Your Graduate Application


Once you have completed your application for our graduate training programme, you can either email your application to Nicola Jones or post to:

FAO: Nicola Jones
Dains Accountants Limited
15 Colmore Row
B3 2BH

Stage 2
Numerical and Verbal Reasoning Tests
Successful Applicants Next Steps

Successful applicants at stage one will be invited to complete online numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

Stage 3
Graduate Assessment Day
Graduate Criteria and Assessment Day
Graduate Interviews/Assessment Days

Applicants who meet our minimum criteria at stages one and two will be invited to attend a graduate recruitment assessment day at our Birmingham office.