ACA Apprenticeship Graduate Level 7 HILLIER HOPKINS LLP

Mid tier Accountancy practice looking to recruit a recent Graduate to undertake ICAEW three-year ACA qualification to become a qualified chartered accountant. Based in Watford, Hertfordshire you will be supported, trained and developed in your studies and practical work experience. Great team of existing students, culture and opportunities.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Six monthly pay reviews; bonus for first time passes at Professional and Advanced Level stages of qualification; Christmas bonus; Medical Insurance; Death in Service payments; annual eye tests; access to 24/7 helpline

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5 hours. Typically, 9am to 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working within the Accounts and Audit departments on live client accounts
  • Exposure to a variety of client businesses and contacts
  • Developing expertise in technical and soft skill techniques

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Undertaking the prestigious ICAEW ACA Level 7 qualification, which means 15 exams across a three year period.

You will be attending college for Taught and Revision phases of each exam which may be in person or remotely. In addition, there will be plenty of supporting material available to help you with your studies as well as touchpoint calls with the training provider to talk through your progress.

Each student will be assigned a Counsellor who is there to guide and review your work and progress. 

The ACA qualification is not easy but if you are disciplined and motivated it is certainly achievable and rewarding too.

Year 1 will be heavy on initial studies and training.

Year 2 will focus more on practical hands on technical experience and training.

Year 3 will develop your leadership skills and all the years will come into focus for your final Case Study exam.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Many of our past students have progressed through the firm, either staying in the Audit dept although some have moved to Accounts or Tax.  Our Managing Partner was an ACA student with Hillier Hopkins, so there is no limit!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


Other Degree (Grade 2:1 or above) Essential

Things to consider

We have three offices London, Milton Keynes and Watford. Although based from Watford you may work from our other sites at times and you will be required to attend client premises. Therefore this position would suit a car driver.

About the employer

A top 50 firm with nearly 90 years experience servicing the Herts, Beds Bucks and London areas. We have a friendly, supportive and welcoming culture who develop its people successfully. Investors in People accredited as well as platinum training organisation for ICAEW and ACCA. We recruit students to potentially become our future Managers and so we invest a lot into your starting career with us.




Radius House

51 Clarendon Road


WD17 1HP


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accountancy or taxation professional

Level 7 (Master's degree)

Employer's Application Instructions

The process will move quickly and includes: Telephone interview Online assessments First stage interview with Manager Second stage interview with Senior Management

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2023