Your future in finance

Start a career after your A Levels

Our established and award-winning apprenticeship programme is the perfect platform to launch a career in accounting after school or college. The programme will not only aid your personal and professional development but will also enable you to gain valuable skills that will benefit you throughout your working life.

What’s in it for you?

Working initially towards your Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification over 3 years, you’ll gain vital practical experience that will give you a great head start in your career. Throughout the term, you will receive support and guidance from our existing apprentices and will have a dedicated ‘buddy’ who will help you build your knowledge and learn technical skills. With first-class, on-the-job training, alongside classroom-based learning, you’ll be earning money rather than paying university fees and will be gaining experience of the working world and developing workplace skills.

Who is this ideal for?

If you’ve completed your A Levels and want to head straight into an accountancy career, then our apprenticeship programme is the perfect next step for you to take – if university isn’t for you then this is an excellent opportunity.

At the end of the three-year programme, it’s hoped that, in addition to gaining significant experience and earning the AAT Levels 3 and 4 qualifications, you would progress to an advanced professional qualification and become a fully-fledged chartered accountant.

Applications for apprenticeship roles across our audit, tax and accounting services teams (commencing September 2024) have now closed. Please continue to check this page for announcements regarding next year’s programme.

Further information can be requested by emailing

What our people say...

Shonali Anthony Pillai

Shonali joined UNW’s apprenticeship programme in September 2019 and is currently working towards the completion of her AAT qualification.

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What our people say...

Lewis Ayton

Lewis Ayton joined UNW in 2021 and is currently studying towards his AAT Level 3 qualification as part of the firm’s established apprenticeship programme.

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What our people say...

Anna Barrett

Anna Barrett joined UNW in 2022 and is currently studying towards her AAT Level 3 qualification as part of the firm’s established apprenticeship programme.

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There’s a really great support system at UNW and I genuinely enjoy coming to work each day and learning new things.
Shonali Anthony Pillai,  Assistant Tax Consultant
Being an apprentice at UNW means I get to work with lots of very experienced people who are supportive, helpful and easy to talk to if I ever have any problems.
Ben Robison,  Assistant Tax Consultant
As this was a new experience for me coming straight from sixth form, some aspects have been challenging however everyone is very helpful and there is always someone to ask for guidance.
Molly Finlayson,  Audit Assistant
If you’re a passionate and ambitious person that is interested in a career in finance, UNW really makes the apprenticeship programme work for you. It really helps you to not only become a better professional, but a better person as well.
Laura Wallace,  Assistant Tax Consultant