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Corporate Finance Analyst Apprentice

Full Time

Are you considering an apprenticeship in Corporate Finance? 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 qualification.

What is Corporate Finance?

In an accountancy practice, our service lines and talented professionals who work in corporate finance are described variously as advisory, financial advisory, deal advisory, transaction advisory services, transactions, deals or corporate finance.

In simple terms: we help people buy and sell businesses and help businesses raise finance.

Typical corporate finance tasks:

  • Advising on buying and selling businesses, and MBOs

  • Raising finance, both debt and equity

  • Financial due diligence and buy-side advisory

  • Preparing financial forecasts

Dains is a firm of chartered accountants & business advisers and forms 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.


  • As a Corporate Finance Analyst apprentice, you will commence a structured AAT Level 2 training programme to achieve your qualification (duration 12 - 18 months)

  • You will learn what Corporate Finance is and what work is undertaken

  • You will be involved with analysing financial reports and preparing financial analysis, interpreting financial statements, and you will have the opportunity to prepare data and undertake supporting tasks on business transactions

  • You will be expected to support the team on pitch documents, quote documents and any business development required

  • You will be required to perform buyer research, and other such research activities as are required

  • With support and guidance, you will be involved in client meetings, engagement opportunities and internal planning meetings

  • You will be supported and guided throughout your apprenticeship by your manager and your team members

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryCorporate Finance
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.