12-Month Placement at Smith & Williamson

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
9th April 2021
Central London and City South East South West
City of London, Salisbury, Southampton
Role May Involve
Accountancy Auditing/Tax Financial Management

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12-Month Placement

At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The 12-month placement is a structured training programme combining practical experience with numerous opportunities to increase your skill set. You’ll be getting involved in the same sort of work as our trainees, which could mean attending meetings with partners, visiting clients, getting involved in research and everything in between. It’s a great opportunity for us to see if you have what it takes to become one of our future managers.

We have around 5 placement opportunities available for a July 2021 start across our London, Salisbury and Southampton offices in our Audit, Private Client Tax and Forensics departments.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be proficient in Excel and have an interest in learning new applications
  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Know how to deal with problems that arise, knowing when to involve others, ability to think ahead and anticipate events
  • Have the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to build and maintain good relationships with clients
  • Have the ability to work in small teams and develop a good relationship with all partners
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness
  • Be flexible and have the willingness to help others

Academic requirements:

  • Open to penultimate year University students
  • Must be on course for at least a predicted 2:2 honours degree in any discipline
  • 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies)
  • GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade 5

About Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently owned Financial Services firm combining an Accountancy Practice and Investment Management arm.

It’s our breadth of services that makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a broad range of clients such as start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and non-profit organisations.

We have 12 offices around the UK, Ireland and Jersey, and we’re a member of Nexia International, a top 10 global network of independent accounting and consulting firms. This means we’re well-connected to thousands of colleagues around the world, exchanging knowledge and professional expertise daily.

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