Trainee Programme: How to Apply

The application process:

  • January, February and March: We’ll attend your college’s careers fair and share more about what it’s like to join Champion’s trainee scheme
  • January to March: Applications open, with initial interviews held by our HR team and your would-be line manager. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a second interview held with company directors
  • March/April: Formal offers to join our trainee programme are made
  • June, July and August: You’ll complete your A-Level studies and receive your exam results
  • July/August: You’ll start working with us alongside starting your accountancy qualifications

Applications for 2024 trainee positions are now open.*

 *The application process timeline is a guide for our recruitment process, but we do welcome speculative trainee enquiries throughout the year for consideration.   

View our Current Vacancies page for more details on the role and how to apply.

 To find out more or speak to a member of our team about opportunities, please contact

Your trainee journey*

  • Years 1 & 2: We’ll help you enrol to an AAT training programme, which usually requires around one evening per week of studying either in a college facility or online. The AAT training programme has three levels, which take a total of two years to complete.
  • Year 3: After you achieve your AAT qualification, you’ll undertake the professional ACCA standards, a module-based course of study spread over three years, using the 20 days’ paid leave we offer to complete the certification.
  • Year 6: You’ll become a certified and fully qualified accountant. Congratulations! Throughout this time, Champion will have supported you with a competitive salary and real-world experience alongside industry experts, with all your qualifications and study time paid for by us. We can’t wait to see what you go on to achieve.

*Exact experiences will vary depending on the number of trainees accepted onto the programme.

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