Graduate Scheme

The application process for our accountancy graduate scheme, starting 2024 is now closed.

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Graduate Scheme

Are you looking for a graduate scheme? We accept any degree discipline to join our graduate program to become a chartered accountant.

Careers with Page Kirk

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

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

Do you want to start your career with a progressive independent firm that prides itself on its ability to develop partners of the future?

Page Kirk recruit a number of high calibre graduates every year to work and study towards obtaining the ACA or ACA CTA qualifications.


We are able to give you the springboard to kickstart your career and ensure you obtain the experience you need to become a skilled, commercially minded qualified accountant.

We provide the opportunity to quickly gain experience in accountancy, audit, taxation and business advisory across a wide range of clients and sectors, enabling you to develop a broad scope of skills.

We also offer excellent career prospects with your own client portfolio once qualified and the opportunity to work towards manager and partner level.


What our people say about
working at Page Kirk:

After you have finished our Graduate Scheme, there is an opportunity to take part in our
International Exchange Programme.

For three months you live and work in the USA.


“The US secondment has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience and something I’m extremely grateful to Page Kirk for arranging it. Being part of a foreign work culture has allowed me to develop professionally and personally. I have been able to integrate the techniques and tips I learned out there into my day-to-day work back in the UK. Furthermore, the professional connections I have made across the Atlantic can only be a positive for my career. I had high expectations before I left for California, but I can say the whole experience has definitely exceeded them!”

Tom Johnson
Page Kirk, Nottingham


“Over the course of 10 weeks, I have participated in a lot of activities, met many people, and enjoyed every part of it. My favourite places were London and York. Taking part in this programme has been the experience of a lifetime. I was able to make connections I won’t forget and memories I will cherish forever. Although I am sad to go, I am excited to get back home and tell my family and friends all about it.”

Alex Baron
Wheeler Accountants in San Jose, California


The qualifications

ACA qualification

You will gain work experience with us over a period of three years whilst studying for the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification through the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). We provide the very best technical training and give you early responsibility in addition to practical experience across a range of service lines including accountancy, audit, taxation and business advisory.

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

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ACA CTA joint qualification

The ACA qualification can also be obtained in conjunction with the CTA (Chartered Tax Associate) qualification through the CIOT (Chartered Institute of Taxation) over a period of four years. This is ideal for those who wish to specialise in taxation or would like bring a greater depth of technical tax knowledge to their accountancy, audit and business advisory work.

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

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  • Competitive salary with scheduled pay rises for passing exams
  • Structured development with measurable milestones
  • Supportive learning environment with dedicated mentors and colleagues keen to share their experience and technical expertise
  • Study leave to attend college and prepare for exams with excellent pass rates
  • Participate in a wide range of social and networking activities
  • Work close to Nottingham city centre
  • Opportunities to work at one of our associate firms in America once qualified
  • Work with a broad range of interesting clients in a number of sectors including engineering, manufacturing, charity & not for profit, the legal sector and healthcare
  • Train to become a skilled professional in business services including accountancy, audit, taxation and business advisory
  • Work in a progressive and innovative firm which always embraces the latest developments in technology
  • Fast track career progression to management and partner level
  • Work within a vibrant and enthusiastic office
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement

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


Enhanced holiday entitlement.


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


Flexible working arrangements.


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


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


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


Free parking.

The Page Kirk team

Page Kirk partnership is made up of 5 partners, the youngest of whom became a partner at just 29 years old. Our leadership team is progressive, diverse and thrives on the opinions and ideas of the team.

In addition to Page Kirk, we also have two other businesses. Solutions for Accounting and CRM, a leading provider of business management systems, and Page Kirk Financial Services who provides financial advice, employing over 100 people.

Trainees are at the heart of Page Kirk with over 40% of our fee earners currently in training contract, resulting in a young, vibrant, dynamic culture with a large number of colleagues at various stages of their careers, all happy and willing to offer support and advice.


The health and wellbeing of our team members are important to us and we strongly believe that a good work-life balance is vital for a successful team. We ensure that your workload is manageable so that you do not need to spend an excessive amount of time at work. Partners and managers also hold regular face-to-face meetings with staff, encouraging all team members to voice their opinions and enabling them to reach their career goals.

Wherever our team are working, whether at our offices or from home, we are always working together, building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and colleagues.


Who should apply?

In addition to achieving a minimum of a 2.1 in ANY degree discipline, this role is well suited to individuals with the following skills and attributes:

  • General business interest and awareness
  • Self-motivation and commitment in order to combine study while working
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Methodical in approach to work
  • Organisational and time management
  • IT proficiency
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving
  • Leadership qualities and effective teamworking abilities
  • Motivation and initiative
  • Integrity and trustworthiness
  • Good work ethic

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 work for Page Kirk.


Complete the online personal profile which includes career history, skills and qualifications.

The selection process consists of two interviews with John Wallis, Managing Partner, and Jonathan Newman, Training Manager – the first being on Microsoft Teams and the second at our offices on Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham.

Please note applications for this role close on Sunday 25 February 2024!

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