Undergraduate and Graduate

Internships, industrial placements, graduate, and post-graduate programmes.

Our training programmes offer you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification whilst earning a competitive salary and gaining invaluable experience.

There are many exciting opportunities ranging from external audit, internal audit, tax, accounting and outsourcing services, consulting, actuarial services and financial planning.

We support all of our trainees with a blended approach to training and development, from professional study support via a leading professional education provider, to on-the-job learning, classroom study, and 1:1 coaching and support.

From the first day you arrive at Mazars, you will be welcomed with rewarding work, client exposure and supportive colleagues – all the crucial ingredients you need to inspire and develop your career as you study for your qualification.

Who are our Clients?

Our clients range in size from large multinationals to small owner-managed businesses across a number of sectors. Your client base will depend on the programme and team you decide to join.

Sectors include:

  • Banking and insurance
  • Construction and real estate
  • Retail
  • Defence
  • Energy
  • Charity
  • Media and technology
  • Public sector, including local and central government
  • Private clients
  • Owner managed business

Regardless of which training programme you join, our clients are key and we pride ourselves in providing the best possible client service at all times. It’s hard work, but it’s also challenging and rewarding.

Audit

The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. It is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector.

In our Scottish offices we offer the CA qualification, through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. It’s a prestigious and internationally respected qualification that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values to be highly regarded and sought-after business professional.
The ACA and CA usually take around 3 years to complete.

The career of a chartered accountant is a varied and interesting one, and either qualification will provide you with the skills to be a successful business professional anywhere in the world.

Tax

You’ll initially train to become a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). The ATT qualification will give you excellent introductory tax technical knowledge and practical skills and will take approximately 6 to 12 months to complete. Following successful completion of your ATT you could go on to study to become a Chartered Tax Advisor through the Chartered Tax Institute of Taxation (CTA).

You will be fully supported through your exams and will gain relevant tax experience supporting our corporate and personal tax clients.

Tax is a dynamic, ever changing sector at the forefront of economic policy. Mazars also operates a number of in-house courses which will give you technical insight to assist you to keep up with changes in legislation and case law, both in the UK and worldwide.

Internal Audit

We will fund you to study towards the IIA qualification. IIA stands for Institute of Internal Auditors. IIA qualifications are recognised internationally.

Internal audit is a complex and fast evolving field and it is growing quickly as a global profession. Holding an IIA qualification will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed, as well as the recognition and status internal auditors deserve.

Successful completion of your IIA qualification may enable you to further study via either the Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CPIFA) study routes.

Accounting Outsourcing

Mazars’ Outsourcing offers a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) graduate programme. The programme lasts for three years, during which you will study towards your qualification, gaining practical experience along the way.

The training scheme will guide you to develop the necessary skills to handle your own portfolio of clients and manage client relationships.

Financial Planning

Mazars Financial Planning offers a Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) training programme. The programme lasts for three years, with the initial 18 months being spent in our Milton Keynes office. Throughout the training programme you will study towards your professional qualification whilst gaining valuable experience with clients.

You will then be in a position to advise clients on a wide range of personal financial matters, including the ongoing management of their investment portfolios.

We are renowned for the quality of our people and are respected for the outstanding standard of the work they produce. As a successful trainee, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Learning agility –naturally able to grasp and learn new things quickly
  • Drive – pro-active self-starter
  • Adaptability – ability to adapt to new circumstances, & comfortable working with complexity & ambiguity
  • Initiative – ability to work on your own initiative & follow through on projects or tasks with confidence
  • Relationship manager – ability to effectively build & manage relationships to achieve objectives
  • Collaboration – naturally able to thrive in achieving results through teamwork & respectful or others views & opinions
  • Business affinity – having a passion, enthusiasm & curiosity for business
  • Analysis – logical thinker, takes a methodological approach in understanding the root cause of a problem
  • Clarity – demonstrates a clear & effective style of communication, both verbally & in written form
  • Professionalism– having a measured yet sure belief in your own abilities, instilling confidence & trust in others, by the quality of your knowledge, presence, and professionalism.

We want driven professional individuals who excel at working with others, who have the ability to communicate at a high level and who share the same values as Mazars. You must also be able to demonstrate analytical skills, drive, commercial awareness, flexibility and creativity.

1. Application

Decide which vacancy you wish to apply for and complete our online application form.

2. Online Testing and Application Screening

After completing the application form, you will be sent a link to complete the online Situational Strengths Test, Numerical and Verbal Reasoning Test. These tests take 20 – 40 minutes depending on the test, and although you cannot take breaks within individual tests, you do not need to take all three tests in the same sitting!

Test results will be reviewed alongside the application form. More information about the assessments can be found below.

After completing the assessments, we will send you a candidate feedback report sharing your top 3 strengths and top 3 development areas.

The Situational Strengths Test will tell us whether you would enjoy working at Mazars and whether you have the strengths to be successful here. You are presented with a range of scenarios you might encounter at Mazars, and you are asked how you would choose to respond from a range of options. There is no time limit, however, please try to complete the assessment in one sitting.

The Numerical Reasoning Test assess your ability to evaluate, analyse and interpret numerical information. You will be presented with a total of 12 questions. You can spend as long as you like on each question. However both your accuracy and your time taken contribute towards your overall score.

The Verbal Reasoning Test assesses your ability to reason with verbal information accurately and efficiently. The test is split into sections which assess different aspects of Verbal Reasoning, each section has 4 questions. You can spend as long as you like on each question. However both your accuracy and your time taken contribute towards your overall score.

3. First interview

If your online application is successful, the next stage is for us to talk.  Most first stage interviews will be conducted via telephone. This interview will involve assessing capabilities and strengths required for the role. We’ll endeavour to let you know the outcome within one week.

4. Assessment Centre

The assessment centre comprises a strengths-based interview, team assessments and written exercises.
A strengths-based assessment is all about understanding what energises and motivates you, as well as what you do well. Stay calm and be yourself; let your individuality shine through.

You will also have the chance to find out more about Mazars and meet members of the team so you can assess whether we are right for you. We’ll endeavour to let you know the outcome within one week.

Please note, if you are applying for a role within our Accounting Outsourcing team you may attend a final stage interview instead of an assessment centre. We’ll let you know the outcome within one week of your final assessment.