Smith & Williamson

About this organisation

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently owned financial services firm combining an accountancy practice, an investment management arm and a private bank.

We provide award-winning services to individuals, corporates, professional practices and non-profit organisations. The breadth of services we offer as a firm is unparalleled and makes us unique in the industry. However, our hallmark is the integrity and the commitment we give to our client relationships.

These are the values that have been at the core of Smith & Williamson since it was founded over 100 years ago. These values allow us to continue to provide the kinds of bespoke solutions to our clients that really make a difference.

To provide the service our clients expect we know our trusted business advisers need an empowering and supportive work environment. With 13 offices across the UK, Ireland and Jersey, and global reach through membership of Nexia International, we're big enough to be competitive. Yet our size means you'll be part of a friendly, enthusiastic team – and get to know colleagues across the firm.

Our higher apprenticeship programme will allow you to earn a full-time salary, whilst being supported towards a professional qualification and gaining hands-on experience in a job. If you’re looking for an opportunity where you will be doing real work, for real clients with real responsibility from an early stage, look no further. We take higher apprentices into the following business areas:

  • Assurance & Business Services
  • Business Tax
  • Private Client Tax Services

Whilst with us, you will work towards obtaining a recognised level five professional qualification; either the Certificate of Finance and Business (CFAB) or Associate Tax Technician (ATT). Upon successful completion of the CFAB or ATT qualification and positive performance appraisals, you will have the opportunity to qualify as either a Chartered Accountant (ACA) or Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). Both the ACA and CTA qualification are renowned as one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available.

Smith & Williamson will provide full support throughout your studies, including ongoing in-house training, appraisals, and mentoring.

Many of our very best people have worked their way up from where you are now, and they’ll be there to offer advice and support throughout.


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