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About this sector

You can read information about role responsibilities, salary, working hours, what to expect, qualifications, skills, work experience, career prospects and related roles on the following Prospects Job Profiles:

You might also see other job profiles of interest in the Accountancy, banking and finance profiles page (which gives links to the 31 profiles in the sector).


How to gain experience/internships


How to find a (graduate) job


Applications, interviews and assessment centres


Relevant Postgraduate Study - is it a requirement?

A postgraduate qualification is not normally required or preferred by companies employing trainee accountants from any degree discipline in the UK, though a Masters degree can act as evidence that you have a genuine and extensive interest in the subject matter.  Work experience is usually preferred to a postgraduate qualification.


Key UK resources

Take Away from the Careers Centre


Use CareerConnect, your central careers hub, to:

Professional Bodies

General accountancy-related careers information

Commercial Awareness/News


International resources


The Careers Centre subscribes to GoinGlobal, a specialist website with information and job vacancies worldwide.


The USA job market and recruitment timetables, for both internships and graduate jobs, for sectors of employment often differ from the UK.

The Careers Centre subscribes to the reputable independent USA careers information and vacancy provider Vault. The links below will take you directly to Vault subscription resources which cover this sector. You may find further useful and relevant resources linked from there as well.