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31 May 2019

As a top 20 UK accountancy firm, and advisers to some of the UK’s wealthiest individuals, Saffery Champness is a dynamic and exciting place to launch your career.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in accountancy but are not sure what firm would best suit you, a summer internship may be the perfect opportunity to help you make a decision.

The role

Our intern scheme runs for a period of four to ten 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, 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.

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 300 UCAS points, or equivalent, gained at one sitting. You will also need to have excellent GSCE results with a minimum grade B 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.

  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance, Tax
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Peterborough & Inverness
  • Salary: Competitive
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