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Work Placements – Access Accountancy

Our week long placements programme enable students to develop a greater understanding of careers in accountancy and tax

Access Accountancy

Twice a year we offer a five-day paid work experience programme through Access Accountancy, a collaboration of more than 26 accountancy firms committed to opening doors to the accountancy profession for people from all social backgrounds.

During the programme, you’ll get the opportunity to hear from business leaders (Including our CEO, Nimesh Shah) and make valuable connections with experienced accountancy professionals.

You’ll gain hands on experience as you are mentored throughout the course of the programme, shadowing real life tasks and spending time with our accountancy and tax teams. You will take away some fantastic experience, and insights which you can use throughout your career.

Our Early Careers Recruitment Team will also help you build your interview skills, demonstrate how to make your application stand out, and discuss your career options with you. You can expect to receive some extremely valuable feedback and advice which you can use throughout your entire career. We will even help you enhance your CV.


What helps to make your application stand out:

  • Authenticity – being yourself.
  • Motivation – why you are interested in a career within accountancy, audit or tax and taking on a work experience programme?
  • Commitment to self-development – what are you hoping to gain from the work experience programme?
Access Accountancy October 2023
Access Accountancy attendees October 2023

People are at the heart of Blick Rothenberg

Whether it be the colleagues we work with and develop, the clients we build relationships with or the communities we work amongst and support.

And with Covent Garden on our doorstep, we have been proud members of the London community for over 75 years. Servicing clients from across the globe, from one central London location.

Our clients range from big businesses with international connections, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and charities, to high-net-worth individuals.

Our ‘typical’ client is a large, privately owned business.

We also handle litigation support work, personal tax, personal financial planning, company registration work, trust administration and fully outsourced business services solutions for clients expanding across multiple territories.

You’ll get the opportunity to learn more about our business and the clients we work with during your placement week.

Jaykishan Shah

Hear what the students have to say about their experience

In 2023 we welcomed our largest group of students yet, doubling the amount of people we have previously welcomed.

We asked some of the students who took part what they thought of the week.


BR Access Accountancy October 2023

How to apply

To be eligible for an Access Accountancy placement you must meet the following criteria:

  • Attend a state school or college and
  • Are in year 13 at the time of the programme and meet one or both of the following:
  • Are/have been eligible for free school meals or;
  • Neither of your parents/guardian have been to university.

Our next Access Accountancy Work Experience Programme will take place in the October half-term (28 October-1 November 2024). Apply now 

Please note that we have a dedicated Access Accountancy Work Experience Programme for year 12 students which will be taking place in April 2025. To register your interest for our year 12 Access Accountancy Work Experience Programme please click here.

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more, please contact our Early Careers Recruitment Team.