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Qualifications and training

Our accounting and tax training programs provide the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications to launch your professional career.

As an approved training office, we offer student training contracts for the ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ATT, AAT and CTA qualifications. With the provision of high quality tuition and ongoing support, our trainees have achieved consistent exam success.

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What to expect

Lewis Golden offers the opportunity to obtain a professional qualification while learning on the job and gaining practical experience. Our trainees work closely with experienced managers and partners, who support and supervise the learning process. Each new team member is allocated a buddy to help with settling in and a mentor so they get the most out of the learning experience.

You can expect regular appraisals and feedback, a formal performance review and a salary review every six months during your training.

Our program

Our accountancy training programme recruits graduates and school leavers. The ACA, Chartered Accountancy, qualification has graduate entry and instils the business knowledge and professional skills which are crucial to the expertise of our team at Lewis Golden.

We typically recruit 5 or 6 ACA trainees each year split over intakes in August and January. We are proud of our exam success. In recent years, our trainees have won awards from the ICAEW’s regional student societies and HAT for their exam performance. We attribute this to their dedication, hard work and the experience they gain with us.

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The AAT, Accounting Technician, qualification provides a foundation in accounting. Many of our AAT students complete the qualification and go on to study ACA, or another Masters-Level accountancy qualification at the firm.

We offer the foundational ATT, Tax Technician, qualification and the CTA, Chartered Tax Advisor, qualification in both our Personal Tax and Business Tax teams.

There is also an opportunity for students who are progressing well through their Accounting studies and want additional tax training and expertise to do the joint ACA CTA program.

How it works

Our professional training programmes are structured within an apprenticeship, which provides additional support and personal development opportunities. We work with Kaplan, one of the largest apprenticeship training providers in the UK, to meet the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) requirements.

The HAT Group also support us with technical and soft skills training through a series of professional development courses and quarterly technical update meetings.

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what they think

Hear from our trainees

Find out more about the training experience at Lewis Golden by reading testimonials written by our current trainees.