Beginning a new career milestone of your life

We aim to provide the best possible start for those graduates and undergraduates looking for a career within the accountancy profession.


We believe in nurture and development and whilst the idea of your academic journey coming to an end may be daunting, our support and guidance will make the transition to a professional career a whole lot easier

We’re a Platinum Approved Employer and AAT Accredited

Our Graduate Training Programme is an excellent opportunity for someone who desires a career in audit and accountancy, to join a flourishing and supportive team that has carved an impressive niche in the local market whilst receiving full study support to work towards an ACA/ACCA qualification

The application process

We recruit throughout the academic year with the process starting in October and interviews between January and March. Our vacancies fill up fast so it’s a good idea to apply well in advance.

  • Stage 1: Application form

    This is your chance to tell us more about you, your academic background and any work experience you may have. Once we have received your application form, CV and covering letter, you will receive an automatic response acknowledging your enquiry.

  • Stage 2: First round interview

    If your CV is successful, you may be invited for an interview at one of our offices during working hours. You will usually receive 14 days notice of the interview requirement.

  • Testimonial

    Stage 3: Final interview

    Applicants may be asked in for a second and more in-depth interview. Generally this will be with key Partners and managers at the office of the vacancy. We will then get in touch to notify you of our decision.

Ready to apply?

If you are ready to take the next step follow the steps below and send us –

  • A copy of your most up to date CV
  • A covering letter describing why you would like to work at Smith Cooper
  • A completed application form which can be downloaded from here

Once you have those documents ready, please send them using our online portal.

Please note, applications made without submitting all of the requested documents will not be accepted.

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