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. We recruit up to 40 trainees per year, for our member firms. Just one application to HAT will mean that we can consider you for multiple trainee vacancies within the group.
Joining a HAT firm means you will 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 40 trainee roles available each year.
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 the surrounding areas. 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 5 GCSEs (grade 9-4) including at least a level 7 in Mathematics and 6 in English, 120 UCAS Tariff points (A,B,B) plus an expectation of at least a 2.1 degree classification in any discipline, with consistently strong module results throughout your degree. (The UCAS Tariff points are achieved from your top three A-levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies, EPQ and Critical Thinking, completed in the same academic year).