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Access Accountancy

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

At Blick Rothenberg we want to give people the chance to join us based on merit, not background.

Our week long placements programme enable students to develop a greater understanding of careers in accountancy and tax.  Students will hear from existing colleagues about their career pathways together with skills based exercises and practical support to provide them with the knowledge and confidence to take their next career steps. 

As a signatory of Access Accountancy, a UK-wide scheme to encourage students to consider a career in accountancy we are committed to offering a number of work placements to students from disadvantaged backgrounds every year.  In order to apply for a placement, you will need to match the following criteria:

  • Attend a state school or college and;
  • Are in year 12 or 13 and;
  • Are or have been eligible for free school meals or;
  • Attend a school that is above the regional average in terms of the number of students eligible for free school meals or;
  • Would be the first member of their immediate family to attend university. 

If you believe the above criteria is applicable to you, then please complete the application form.

Our next intake will be during the October Half Term.

Types of work

We hope that these placements will provide you with a clear understanding of the accounting and tax industry and how businesses like ours work so that you can make informed choices on your future career plans.

We want to continue to support you post your placement with us and so we have created an Alumni group for Access Accountancy students. Through this channel we will provide you with updates on current roles which you may be interested in along with priority invites to arrange of virtual and in-person events for you to continue to expand your network.

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Broad client base

We act for clients ranging from substantial businesses with international connections and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), professional firms and charities, to high net worth individuals.

Our clients cover a wide range of industries, from heavy engineering and advanced computer technology, nationwide insurance operations and charities, to professional firms such as solicitors.

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

For many, business ownership rests in another part of the European Union (EU), giving our trainees a unique opportunity to see how the EU impacts upon business in Britain and how other nationalities approach businesses here.

This will continue to be the case, even as the UK leaves the European Union. It is a unique opportunity to see how businesses will react to this change.

Access to multi-disciplinary teams

We have a highly regarded taxation consultancy department and you will liaise with this and draw on its expertise as required.

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.