Placement insight

Every year, we offer a limited number of paid summer placement opportunities to undergraduates in their penultimate year of study. The placements, which are typically 6-weeks in duration, provide an insight into life within a professional practice for those considering a career in chartered accountancy on finishing university. Opportunities are dependent on individual office requirements and interested candidates are advised to contact us well in advance of the summer recess for which they wish to be considered.


To be considered you must be an undergraduate in your penultimate year of study.  You will have at least 3 ‘A’ levels (grades A-C) or equivalent and be on track to obtain a minimum of a 2:1 degree.  You should be considering a career in accountancy as a Graduate ACA Trainee and those who successfully complete their work placement with us will, if they wish, be fast-tracked through our recruitment process and may receive a job offer before returning to University for their final year.


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The historic city of Exeter is the capital city of Devon. This characterful city is full of ancient charm and yet offers the lifestyle and amenities of a modern day city. With the beauty of the Devon countryside just a few miles from the city centre, Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep and two coastlines of unspoilt beaches, Exeter really is ideally situated at the heart of the South West.

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With its rich maritime heritage and special place in history, Plymouth is a remarkable city in a stunning location. Today the lively port has a distinctly European feel with marinas, restaurants, galleries, seafront bars and historic buildings. The views out over Plymouth Sound from the Hoe highlight the impressive natural setting.

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Situated in beautiful South Wiltshire, the historic Cathedral City of Salisbury is known as the “city in the countryside”. With historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings and regular street markets, Salisbury really is a characterful city.

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The county town of Taunton is a charming English market town at the heart of the epic Somerset countryside. Home to a host of interesting heritage, architecture, county cricket and horse racing, Taunton is a thriving town with a dramatic past dating back to Saxon Times.

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Part of the stunning English Riviera, Torquay has two miles of coastline and a UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark on its doorstep and is replete with coves, beaches, walks and spectacular views. Torbay is recognised as a natural harbour and the title “English Riviera” originated as a result of its beaches and mild climate.

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The bustling Cathedral City of Truro lies at the heart of Cornwall, within easy reach of almost all of the County. Known for its amazing beaches, natural beauty, gorgeous cliff top views, magical gardens, peaceful rivers, captivating moorlands and quaint fishing harbours, Cornwall’s position on a peninsula at the far West of Great Britain makes it all the more special.

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