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31 Dec 2023

Our Audit, Accounts and Outsourcing (A&O) and Tax teams are looking for talented undergraduates to join us on our 1-year  Placement Scheme.

Placement students could be based in any of our three regions: Kent, Sussex and London.

Our 2024 Placement Scheme is due to start at the end of August 2024, however earlier start dates may be considered depending on the team/location.

Please confirm your preferred locations and teams when submitting your application.

Application window: end of October – until end of December 2023 – time flies so don’t delay in applying!

Our placement scheme 

Our Placement Scheme offers a great opportunity to work in an award-winning  B Corp™ certified professional services firm with over 200 years experience.

As a firm we provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services, tailored to our clients’ needs. Placement Students will be learning ‘on the job’ alongside colleagues and getting involved with our clients right from the beginning of your career with us.

We’ll support you throughout your placement year with regular reviews and feedback, as well as the opportunity to attend internal training courses.

A Placement Year with Kreston Reeves provides excellent hands-on experience for university undergraduate students looking to gain valuable training and experience, which provide a launch pad for your career and give you an insight into the world of accountancy.

We develop long term relationships with our placement students and if the placement goes well, you may be offered a role on our professional graduate training programme after you have completed your degree.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for undergraduates who meet the following criteria:

  • On track to achieve at least a 2:1 in your degree, any discipline is considered, however preference would be given to those with a relevant degree
  • ‘Good’ A Levels, or equivalent (ideally A*– C)
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) grade 5– 9 (grade C and above)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident and passionate
  • Excellent work ethic, driven and highly motivated
  • Effective time and task management skills

What we can offer

By joining us you can expect:

  • Opportunities to develop a varied portfolio of work with different clients
  • Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
  • A genuinely supportive and collaborative environment
  • A culture of learning in a stimulating environment
As well as this, we offer:
  • £20,500 pa for roles based in our Kent and Sussex offices
  • £21,500 pa for roles based in our London office

Financial Wellbeing – competitive starting salary which increases as you progress through the training programme and pass exams; contributory pension scheme; life assurance; Westfield Health cash plan; and income protection.

Leave – 20.5 days’ annual leave, and opportunity to buy up to 5 days’ holiday.

Retail – restaurant cards, discount shopping, Fabyouless.

Mental Wellbeing – employee assistance programme and counselling.

Physical Wellbeing – Vitality PMI/Westfield hospital treatment insurance; critical Illness insurance; BMI health assessment; GymFlex and annual flu jab.

CSR – 1 extra day off for volunteering; give as you earn; opportunities to support our commitment to charitable causes.

Travel – cycle to work scheme; travel insurance; interest-free season ticket loan (London only); interest-free car/or motorbike loan.

Recognition – monthly nominations for financial awards based on our values; fair and transparent meritocracy.

Development – continuous support and development with clearly-mapped progression routes; access to internal and external training courses; paid professional subscriptions.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – inclusive work environment; family-friendly policies; childcare vouchers.

Finally, one of our colleagues described our firm as being ‘big enough to be interesting and small enough that you are important!’  We have so much to offer you, join us and kick-start your career!

Kreston Reeves is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse, fair and inclusive culture. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for our roles and equal consideration will be given to every application.

About Kreston Reeves

With 200 years of history, we are an award-winning professional services firm with offices in London, Kent and Sussex. We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services, tailored to our clients’ needs.

We guide our clients, colleagues and communities to a brighter future.  We help businesses, not for profit organisations, individuals and families with more than just accountancy, business and wealth advice.

Our dedication to providing a personal service is what sets us apart – we get to know you, understand your goals, support and advise you on your journey to help you realise your ambitions.

We’re proud to be B Corp™ certified, demonstrating our commitment to our environmental, social and governance programme which is central to our purpose and vision.  We actively encourage all our colleagues to give back to their local communities whenever they can.


  • Job Type: Undergraduate Level
  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance, Business Advisory, Tax, Other
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London, Kent & Sussex
  • Salary: £20,500 - £21,500
  • Start Date: August 2024
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