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12 Month Industrial Placement - Summer 2018 in Plymouth at Bishop Fleming

Date Posted: 1/27/2018

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Are you looking for a 12 Month Work Placement within a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer?

Ideal for those on four-year sandwich courses, you will get the opportunity to discover more about our firm and will gain valuable work experience within a professional regional firm of accountants.

Ranked as a Top 30 firm, you will be joining one of the UK’s fastest growing accountancy practices with 29 partners across 7 offices located throughout the wider South West. We offer a vibrant contemporary work place that is smart, modern, and approachable with a high level of integrity.

Initially working within the tax department, you will be part of an expanding tax team that boasts over 60 partners and staff. You will gain experience in processing tax returns and providing the whole range of tax compliance support to our corporate and personal tax clients.

Our placements are an excellent way to get a good insight into our business, gaining an understanding of how we work with our clients and the culture of our firm. You’ll gain new skills within the working environment, and build your commercial acumen and confidence, with full support from a mentor and buddy.

Candidates wishing to return to us as Chartered Trainees will be given preference as this is an ideal stepping stone into a training contract after your degree.

You will have:

  • A predicted degree classification of 2:1 or higher
  • A minimum of 2 A Levels (Or Equivalent) Grade A*-C with ideally Maths or a Business related subject at Grade B minimum
  • A minimum of 9 GCSE’s (Or Equivalent) Grade A*-C with Maths Grade B as a minimum
  • Excellent IT skills and a confident user of Microsoft Office Suite (Particularly MS Excel)
  • Full Clean Driving Licence – ideally with access to car

You will be:

  • Ambitious, hardworking and a self-motivated team player
  • An excellent communicator (both oral and verbal) who possesses confident interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well under pressure, be well organised and enjoy working with a variety of clients

We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Hours 36.25 per week
  • Life Assurance (3 x Salary)
  • Personal Pension – Employer 3%, Employee min 2%
  • Critical Illness Scheme (subject to auto enrolment rules)
  • On-going structured performance appraisal scheme resulting in your own Performance and Development Review
  • Opportunities for inter-office/department experience
  • Training CPD Support
  • We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer


How to apply: Please submit a full CV along with a covering letter by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below stating “Why you are applying for a placement with Bishop Fleming, and why you want to train to be an Accountant in the future”. Please ensure your CV states all qualifications including subjects and grades.

*Joining Bonus does not apply to trainee and placement roles.

Unfortunately, we are limited to how many places we can offer in each office and cannot guarantee everyone a placement. Placements do not guarantee a Trainee Accountant position on completion of your studies. However, we will endeavour to guarantee an interview alongside other suitable candidates.

We are a responsible employer - committed to welcoming new people into an inclusive working environment, where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our ‘One Firm’ approach aims to provide a culture where our people are valued and treated fairly with respect, but also one where our differences are understood and celebrated.

We hope that these objectives will attract you to our firm as an employer of choice.