Graduate scheme Nottingham : Page Kirk


Graduate scheme

The Graduate scheme starting September 2022 is now open.

Careers with Page Kirk LLP

Do you want to work for an award winning chartered accountants? With opportunities including working in America once qualified, enhanced holidays and flexi time to give you the work life balance you need.

We understand what makes a team thrive, but we ask in return hard work and dedication.

We are able to give you the springboard to kick start your career but don’t be in any doubts you won’t be in a cupboard filing, we will make sure you obtain the experience you need. We provide the opportunity to quickly gain experience in audit and accounts preparation across a range of clients, helping develop a broad range of skills. We offer you a career progression path with your own clients to manage once qualified.

You will gain work experience with us while studying for the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Alternatively, we offer graduates the opportunity to study the ACA CTA qualification, which teaches practical and technical taxation skills alongside accountancy. Throughout your training contract, you’ll also have your own mentor and can expect the full support of our team. We provide the very best technical training and give you early responsibility, which means practical experience across a wide range of audit, accounting and tax work. You also know that you’re working in a progressive firm which always embraces the latest developments in technology.

Download our online careers brochure

Why Choose Page Kirk?

We are looking for ambitious graduates with clear focus. Candidates who know where they want to be and who have the drive and initiative to get there. With our support available to you we will help you reach your full potential.

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Salary reward at relevant points
  • Opportunities to work at one of our associate firms in America for three months once qualified
  • Structured development with measurable milestones
  • Supportive learning environment with knowledgeable mentors and excellent peer group keen to share
  • Study leave to attend college and prepare for exams
  • Fully paid opportunities to participate in a wide range of social activities
  • Working close to Nottingham city centre

Being part of a professional, engaging firm with a forward-thinking approach


A friendly, centrally located office, with access to good transport links


The opportunity to participate in a wide range of social activities out of hours


Working for a caring employer, committed to social responsibility and regularly engaging in fundraising activity for deserving causes


Enhanced holiday entitlement


Free carpark




Christmas shut down, office closure from Christmas Eve till after New Year’s Day

Chartered accountants graduates programme

Page Kirk recruit a number of high calibre Graduates looking to further their training towards the ACA qualifications every year.

Have you or do you expect to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 in your degree?

Do you want to have a professional career and obtain an internationally recognised accountancy?

Do you not want to start your career with a progressive independent firm that prides itself on its ability to develop Partners of the future?

If you answer yes to these questions then the ACA qualification could be for you.

For more information about the ACA qualification, click here to download the ICAEW graduate brochure.

ACA CTA Qualification

The Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have developed a joint programme which enables you to achieve both the ACA and the CTA qualifications in four years.
Instead of the standalone ACA qualification, the ACA CTA is ideal for those who want to learn taxation, whilst also gaining practical knowledge in accountancy. 

For more information about the ACA CTA qualification, click here to download the ICAEW ACA CTA brochure.

How to apply

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a member of the Page Kirk team fill in the online application form by clicking below. This will take you to an online jobs portal to upload your CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to be a chartered accountant and why you would like to work for Page Kirk. After submitting all of your documents we do ask you to fill in a personal profile online which includes career history, skills and qualifications.

Please note applications for this role close on Sunday 27th February 2022 at 11.59pm.

Click here to apply online

Joshua Ruthven

“After achieving a 2:1 in a non-accounting related degree I was concerned I would struggle to adapt to my new environment, but the support network at Page Kirk has been fantastic and allowed me to settle in straightaway. Studying for the ACA CTA qualification alongside working has enabled me to learn a vast amount of knowledge, but also at the same time apply it on a day-to-day basis. The CTA qualification has helped me gain a real insight into the intricacies of tax legislation. It has also helped me to solve complex tax issues in practice. In the office, I have gained invaluable experience compiling tax returns and more recently completing accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.”

Joshua Ruthven
Tom Leigh

“Page Kirk provides full sponsorship for gaining the ACA professional qualification and provides significant support throughout the process. The company is full of people willing to help with any issue and everyone is easy to get along with which makes it an enjoyable environment to work in. The opportunities I’ve been given are fantastic as I can become a qualified accountant within three years with an opportunity to work in America for three months as part of an employee exchange programme.”

Tom Leigh
Steph Gubas

“Page Kirk have exceeded all my expectations. Deciding to have a complete career change to accountancy after completing a Biology degree at university and working in sports development for five years had the potential to be extremely overwhelming. However, Page Kirk guided me through the process which allowed me to settle into my role and feel excited about taking on the challenge. Since becoming a fully qualified Chartered Accountant at the start of 2021, there has been continued support from the partners, providing opportunities which will allow me to develop the skills required to progress to the next stage in my career. The support network at Page Kirk is fantastic. If you ever need help with anything, whether it be your work, exams or studying, there is always someone to lend a hand.”

Steph Gubas
Matthew Laurenti

“After graduating from university, working at Page Kirk has offered me the opportunity to further extend my knowledge in accounting, audit and tax through the ACA training programme as well as being trusted with actual work. In the short time I have been here I have gotten to know many skilled and experienced colleagues as well as other trainees who have shown me the ropes and helped me to settle in. The culture is reflected through the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff who are always willing to go out of their way to provide help. I work with a diverse group, some of whom were in my shoes not so long ago making it extremely easy to have a good relationship and relate to each other. I look forward to enhancing my skillset even further and facing the challenges that this demanding but rewarding work provides.”

Matt Laurenti
Annes Hussain

“Working at Page Kirk has enabled me to pursue my dream of becoming a qualified Tax Professional. Deciding to start my career off at the firm has proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The support I have received here, both on a professional and personal level, has been fantastic. Studying towards the joint ACA-CTA qualification has been challenging so far, but all of my colleagues have been wonderful in guiding me through the studying process. The number of questions I have been asking is far too many to count! However, everyone here is extremely patient and supportive. The expertise of my more senior colleagues and their willingness to pass on their experiences to more junior members of staff is what I value most about working at Page Kirk.”

Anees Hussain
Luke Shacklock

“I joined Page Kirk on the graduate scheme in September 2018 following a placement year with the firm while at university. Page Kirk have supported my ambition to study for the ACA CTA joint programme, and in July 2021 I completed the final exams to become an ACA Chartered Accountant and I am now working towards the last elements to become a CTA Chartered Tax Advisor. Page Kirk has provided me with excellent study support which has helped me in passing all my exams on the first attempt! Alongside my studies, I have been afforded the opportunity to work across a broad range of businesses and have had a comprehensive exposure to many disciplines within public practice, which is not usually the case when training at some of the larger firms with strict divisional segregation.”

Luke Shacklock
Martin Cull

“Having graduated with a non-accountancy related degree and jumping straight into the ACA qualification, I thought I may be at a disadvantage and struggle in comparison to those with more experience than me. However, the support from the other members of the team during my time at work and studying has meant that my first year has flown by smoothly, allowing me to settle in quickly.

I have learnt so much during my studies and being able to put all of that into practice day-to-day makes it much more rewarding.”

Martin Cull
James Allsop

“I found the prospect of starting my first career job to be daunting. I was instantly put at ease on my first day at Page Kirk, being welcomed by the team and settling in quickly with everybody. Page Kirk have provided me with an ideal environment to progress my skills and work towards my ACA qualification, in particular by providing study leave to allow me to have the best possible chance to pass my exams and move forward towards getting my qualifications. The support network has meant that help was always at hand when I found things difficult, providing advice and allowing me to learn effectively on the job.”

James Allsop
Matthew Walton

“The start of my career at Page Kirk has far exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward for all there is to come! After studying Maths, I wasn’t sure how the transition to accounting would go but everyone is so helpful and supportive, and Page Kirk gives you all the resources you’ll need to succeed. Studying for your ACA is challenging but as everyone has been in your shoes, there is an appreciation of what you are going through. You get plenty of college days and the other trainees are available for any questions you might have. Our clients are from a great range of industries so you will develop business skills and knowledge in many sectors. Page Kirk is a great place to start your career as an accountant.”

Matthew Walton

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