Our School Leaver Programmes offer you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification whilst earning a
competitive salary and gaining invaluable experience.


The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the Association of Chartered Accountants ‘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.

For School Leavers the ACA and CA usually take around 4 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.


You’ll train to become a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). You will be fully supported through your exams and gain 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.

The ATT qualification will give you excellent introductory tax technical knowledge and practical skills and will take approximately 18 months to complete. You will study whilst gaining relevant tax experience.


AAT stands for the Association of Accounting Technicians. The AAT qualification gives you a great grounding in practical accounting knowledge and skills; and usually takes two years to complete.

Successful completion of your AAT may enable you to further study to become a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA). This makes it a very attractive alternative for talented School Leavers.

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What makes a great school leaver?

We want driven professional individuals who excel at working with others, have the ability to communicate at a high level and share the same values as Mazars.

How to secure a school leaver role

Are you interested in joining Mazars? Find out more about the process as well as advice along the way.

Access accountancy work experience

Are you interested in an accountancy career but not sure where to start? Our Access Accountancy Work Insight Programme could be the first step for you.


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