Placement Scheme

The application process for our placement scheme for 2024 intake is now closed.

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Placement Scheme

Audit & accountancy placement positions for year three of four-year degree course.

Careers with Page Kirk

If you’re wondering whether or not a career in accountancy is for you, a 12-month placement with us is a great idea.

You will receive a competitive salary, it’ll look great on your CV and you’ll gain real insights into what being a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor is all about.

Those who impress during their year with us will be offered a place on our chartered accountant or chartered tax adviser graduate scheme and past students have been very happy to return to university for their final year having already secured a graduate scheme position, enabling them to focus on their studies and extra-curricular activities without the additional burden of looking for a job.


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ICAEW CFAB qualification

Students on our placement scheme are given the opportunity to gain the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales) Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) qualification which is an internationally recognised certificate that provides a taster for the route to becoming a Chartered Accountant.

The Role

Key responsibilities will include:


Assistance with the audits of our limited companies across all industry sectors and liaising with their staff on a regular basis.


Accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.


Preparation of income tax returns and corporation tax computations.


  • Competitive salary
  • Structured development with measurable milestones
  • Supportive learning environment with dedicated mentors and opportunities to liaise with current ACA students and newly qualified accountants
  • Participate in a wide range of social and networking activities
  • Opportunity to gain the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) qualification, including paid study leave
  • Work close to Nottingham city centre
  • 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
  • Successful candidates will be offered a place on our chartered accountant or chartered tax adviser graduate scheme
  • 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

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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 11 February 2024!

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