How to apply

Graduate training programme (ACA)

Realise your potential and enjoy a wealth of opportunities in a graduate role at Sagars.

Successful candidates will gain quality work experience with us whilst studying for the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) under a Level 7 Accounting Professional Apprenticeship. Throughout your training contract you’ll have your own mentor and you can expect the full support of our award-winning team. You’ll get the very best technical training and early responsibility with practical experience across a wide range of audit, accounting and tax work in a progressive firm that’s embracing the latest technological developments and is a recognised cloud accounting leader.

The average length of service across our team is 13 years - testament to the flexible and supportive working environment that we’ve created. Two of our current partners and many of our senior managers joined us as graduates - proof of the excellent career prospects that exist for the right people.

To guarantee the very best technical and personal levels of service, we’re looking for up to six high calibre graduates with the drive and personality to help us meet our clients’ needs.  Competition is tough and you’ll need a minimum ABB at A level (or equivalent) and a 2:1 degree classification (in any discipline) to be considered.

We offer paid study leave, a standard 35-hour week, generous flexi time arrangement, pension scheme contributions and a competitive salary - and we pay all course and exam fees.

To find out more about what it’s like to be part of the Sagars team, watch our graduate video below.

If the variety and challenge of a broad-based role is appealing to you, please complete this application form (download / direct download) and email it back to Claire Jackson.  Alternatively, we’re happy to accept printed copies of the application form at our office. Please note that we are not on the register of visa sponsors and the Graduate Training Programme (ACA) does not meet the salary requirements for a visa. At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK.

The closing deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 7 January 2019 and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Tuesday 22 January 2019.