Work Experience Opportunities

Are you looking for Work experience? 

We are looking for our next stars of the future to kick start their career with us through our exciting work experience programme – we want you if you have ambition and an interest in an exciting career with Armstrong Watson!

We are keen to offer work experience to those who are finishing Year 11 or older, with opportunities across most of our offices. We require candidates to have or be predicted to achieve at least 5 GCSEs graded between 9-4 (A**- C).

We are offering Work Experience placements within our Carlisle, Leeds and Newcastle offices between June – July 2024. Those who are successful will be offered the opportunity to gain one week of Work Experience across a variety of our service lines.

Following on from one week of work experience, for those who are really serious about an exciting career in a professional firm, you may be interested in applying for one of our vacancies. Don’t forget to mention that you’ve completed work experience with us! We have lots of instances of our work experience students being successful in achieving a permanent role with us.

We aim to give individuals a real insight into the working days of colleagues at Armstrong Watson, whilst gaining practical experience and knowledge that will help to develop skills and confidence within the workplace.

Some of the departments our work experience students will be able to gain more knowledge in are Accounting; Audit & AssuranceTax ConsultancyCorporate FinanceForensic Accounting and Restructuring & Insolvency. Based at our Head Office in Carlisle, we also have opportunities in our Payroll Bureau, People Team, Internal Accounts and Marketing & Business Development Team.

We try our best to ensure that those who are invited to join us for work experience can work within a department that they’re really interested in.

If you have any questions about our current work experience opportunities, or to submit your CV, please visit our application page.

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"Armstrong Watson is a fantastic firm to be part of. The recruitment process was professional and informative, and I also had a great induction day to meet fellow students and managers. The face to face interview itself is structured but gives you the chance to showcase who and what you are. I truly feel welcomed by everyone at my office and everyone wants you to succeed so are really supportive."

 Trainee Tax Compliance Assistant

"The opportunity itself is a fantastic one that gives any new starter the prospect of a great career at a top-quality firm along with all the support and training needed as you progress. The way you’re treated by everyone in the firm from the day you apply makes you really want to succeed here. I know Armstrong Watson is a place I’m loving every minute working at and the colleagues I have met to date couldn’t be more pleasant and helpful."

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"Moving to AW to complete my AAT training was the best decision I could have made. The amount of support from every member of the team is amazing. It is such a great place to work, there are so many opportunities and I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to help me progress my career and knowledge of Accounting. I highly recommend this opportunity."

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