Audit Apprentice

Full Time

Are you considering an apprenticeship programme at Dains Accountants? Dains is recruiting a team of apprentices to join our successful and expanding Audit team, in Stoke. You will be working alongside and learning from talented audit and accounts professionals of all levels, including Directors and Partners.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship programme allows you to learn while you earn. The programme is designed for you to gain real work experience whilst studying for your chosen qualification.

Who are Dains Accountants?

Dains is a firm of chartered accountants & business advisers, who form part of the Dains group of companies.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment, along with hybrid and smart working options and generous benefits. We listen, learn, and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work.

What qualification will I study?

You will study for a CFAB qualification.

ICAEW CFAB is a stand-alone certificate-level qualification.

The CFAB can be the start of your journey towards gaining the ICAEW, ACA qualification.

How long will it take?

The CFAB course will take 18 months to complete, which you do whilst gaining vital commercial and professional experience.


  • To carry out client audit work under the direction of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior using the firm’s approach

  • To investigate and resolve problems arising during the audit under the supervision of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior

  • To gain familiarisation with the client’s internal reporting and control procedures

  • Ensure the work is recorded clearly and concisely and working papers are legible and well presented

  • To bring to the attention of the Audit Senior or Semi Senior anything which is not understood, or which is inconsistent with expectations

  • To provide ad-hoc support to other members of the audit department as required


  • Minimum Grade B in Maths and English Language at GCSE level or equivalent

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • A positive, proactive and willing attitude

  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail

  • A flexible approach to working

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryAudit
Benefit 1Fully funded apprenticeship
Benefit 225 days annual leave increasing to 30 days for long service (plus normal statutory bank holidays)
Benefit 3Holiday trading
Benefit 4Cycle to work scheme
Benefit 5Greener car scheme
Benefit 6Paid professional subscriptions
Benefit 7Regular performance reviews and training opportunities
Benefit 8Personal development and career plans
Benefit 9Reward & Recognition scheme
Benefit 10Smart/Flexible/Hybrid working hours
Benefit 11Paid Volunteer days
Benefit 12Referral schemes
Benefit 13Wellbeing refreshments

How to Apply

If you have any problems submitting your application using the form below then please send your application to Nicola Jones (remembering to quote the job you are applying for).

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Application Process

Step 1

Please complete the application submission form at the end of the job spec or send your full CV to Nicola Jones.

Step 2

If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted, and a telephone screening interview will be scheduled.

Step 3

Following a successful telephone screening interview, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4

You will be notified of the outcome of your interview and provided with feedback.