Champion Accountants Trainee Programme

Here at Champion, we’ve worked hard to create an accountancy trainee programme designed to help you flourish professionally and personally, with a consistent support network that will enable you to achieve your ambitions.

Trainee Programme

Champion is more than just a workplace; we offer an environment that will see you achieve your ambitions, working alongside a highly experienced team that can share industry best practice so you can reach your full potential.

As a trainee, you’ll work together with the Champion team on live jobs for clients from your very first week with us, making sure you are a key part of what we do from the moment you start. You’ll be given responsibility early on in your role and the opportunity to shadow our senior team members as you progress with our company.

We’re passionate about professional development, so you’ll receive formal training through the AAT and ACCA programmes, on the job coaching with your team and manager, and will also be involved in workshop sessions with other trainees from across the Champion Group.

Though you’ll undertake a full-time job with us alongside your studies – which we’re more than happy to fund – we’ll ensure you’re given the time required to successfully achieve your qualifications. Plus, you’ll be assigned a mentor who helps with your development and integration throughout your time as a trainee.

We’re not saying it won’t be hard work, but we can promise that it’ll be worth it. In return, you’ll achieve and have access to:

  • Professional and qualified status, as we’ll pay for you to work towards your AAT and ACCA qualifications
  • Practical experience, enabling you to put theory into practice in a real-world environment
  • Excellent promotion opportunities, with a number of our former trainees now in managerial positions with us
  • Flexible learning, with time off to study when you’re working towards your ACCA qualifications; with no student loan or debt to worry about
  • The chance to earn a competitive salary while you learn
  • Support from an experienced team of more than 100 accountants, tax advisors and business growth specialists

All we look for in return for all of this is a willingness, drive and motivation to give your traineeship your all.

What makes for a great accountant is an individual who’s got confidence, great interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly, someone who can problem solve and who is also a true team player. If this sounds like you, read on to find out more about our trainee programme and how to apply.

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    “We needed to change accountant and I’d heard about Champion through my business partner’s brother, who already uses them. We’re a growing company and wanted an accountant who could help us with the whole package. Champion have been great – they don’t just offer us accountancy services, we also receive help from their wider network with HR advice, legal and more. They also do our payroll for a growing team of staff.

    “What I really like is that they come in and provide a sounding board for our commercial ideas, guiding us on the right path. They’re so transparent and their contribution has helped us to achieve our best year to-date.”

    Craig Turner, Sales Director at Ideal Aluminium Systems


    “When we first decided to start our own business, fortunately Champion was recommended to us. Champion has helped us from our earliest days of trading as a partnership, to incorporating as a limited company, right up to the present day, where we are now running two companies, with turnover totalling more than £1m per annum.

    “During the last 10+ years Champion has provided us not only with audit and accounting services, but also with assistance with investment and funding decisions regarding asset purchase involving both plant and property acquisitions.

    “The team at Champion have a very approachable manner with a broad business knowledge, and because of this we find that we can refer to them for answers to all the many different issues we come across in the day to day running of our business.

    “We would gladly recommend Champion for all accountancy and business services.”

    Andrew Brookes, Carbro Sheet Metal


    “Champion has continued to play a vital role in supporting any changes and developments that have taken place with the charity and a good working relationship has been established and maintained over many years.

    “They have provided the trustees of the charity with crucial advice and support at key points in our development. The services and support they provide are always of the highest quality.”

    Alison Sharland, Trustee at the Sharland Charitable Foundation