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  • Number of Employees: Varies depending on the firm you are placed with
  • Number of Partners: Varies depending on the firm you are placed with
  • Location: Mainly London and Essex
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HAT is a training consortium of 60 small to medium-sized firms of accountants. HAT recruits ACA and AAT trainees on behalf of our full member firms.

Joining a HAT firm means you will really get the best of both worlds; early responsibility that comes from training with a small or medium-sized firm as well as a highly reputable three-year chartered accountancy training programme. In addition to a highly competitive annual salary, fully-paid study leave is given and approximately 24 weeks are spent with tutors during your training contract.

As well as passing the exams, you will also attend high quality practical courses which are written and run by HAT; that’s why, on average, 88% of our students pass first time!

Vacancies and location
We have up to 60 trainee roles available each year. Just one application to HAT will mean that we can consider you for all trainee vacancies within the group. We have two intakes each year, in January and August, but we accept applications all year round and we can promise you a personal and highly efficient candidate experience at all stages of the application process. Most vacancies are in London and Essex. Depending on which firm you join, you can expect a starting salary of £28,000-£29,000.

Minimum academic criteria
You will need at least five GCSEs (grade A-C) including a minimum B grade in Mathematics and English, 320 UCAS points (ABB) plus an expectation of at least a 2:1 degree classification in any degree discipline.

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