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The role

Our intern scheme runs for a period of four to eight weeks each summer and provides a unique and valuable insight into the workings of a Top 20 accountancy firm. As one of our interns you will be partnered with a dedicated mentor whose job it is to ensure your placement is both enjoyable and challenging. During your placement you will benefit from a bookkeeping course, as well as exposure to a number of teams and departments. After your placement, should you wish to pursue in a career in accountancy or tax, you will have the opportunity to consider the firm’s graduate positions where three-year training contracts are available across all our offices with a view to becoming an ACA/CA qualified accountant or a Chartered Tax Advisor.

The individual

We seek people with initiative; people who are collaborative team workers, natural communicators and able problem solvers. Above all, we seek people who are motivated by providing the highest level of client service.


Applicants must be in their penultimate year of their degree programme, expecting at least a 2:1 in any discipline and have at least 120 UCAS points, or equivalent, gained at one sitting. You will also need to have excellent GSCE results with a minimum grade B or 6 in English and Maths.

What we can offer

To recognise your contribution to the firm as an intern, we pay an hourly rate and compensate any appropriate expenses. You will also leave with a reference letter outlining the work undertaken and new skills acquired – a valuable addition to your CV.

The Organisation

Saffery Champness is one of the UK’s top 20 accountancy practices with a network of nine offices in the UK plus offices in Dubai, Dublin, Guernsey, Geneva and Zurich. The firm is independent, but maintains a network of affiliate firms in over 100 countries across the globe via membership of Nexia International. With over 80 UK partners and more than 600 employees, we are recognised as one of the UK’s leading firms of private client advisers, specialising in providing advice to a broad range of individuals, their families, businesses and wider interests. The sectors in which we operate include: private wealth; owner-managed businesses; landed estates and rural businesses; sports and entertainment; not-for-profit organisations; corporate finance and professional firms and consulting businesses. Our style is personal and we value our strong client relationships and genuinely partner-led service. Staff and partners alike demonstrate our shared values of Excellence and Integrity in all that we do and being Enthusiastic and Collegiate in the way that we do it. Providing excellent training and development opportunities for staff is an important part of what we do, as our long-standing Investors in People accreditation demonstrates. We are also very proud to have been named as one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers’ for every consecutive year since 2004.

  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance, Tax
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Harrogate, High Wycombe, Inverness, London, Manchester & Peterborough.
  • Salary: Competitive
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