Graduate Positions

Our recruitment process for our 2020 Graduate Programme is now open. Click here to apply before 27 October 2019.

 We are looking for the next generation of trainee business advisors to join our team of happy people. If you have recently graduated/away to graduate from university and are a committed, flexible, enthusiastic, involved professional we want you in our team!

Our graduate programme is tailored to support you and the development of your career from day one all the way through to qualification. The firm will pay for your professional qualification materials and exams – the only thing you need to focus on is the studying. We aim to empower our people to become the best that they can be and provide them with the tools to develop themselves personally, going beyond their technical ability and out with their field of expertise to become the leaders of our future.

Successful applicants are offered a three-year training contract, working in either our Aberdeen or Edinburgh offices, and on top of a generous professional study package, graduates are offered a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Professional Study options include:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Association of Tax Technicians (ATT)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

Which can be undertaken in all of our departments, including:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Business Advisory Group
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Indirect Taxes
  • Employment Taxes
  • Wealth Management
  • Consulting
  • Payroll

Entry Requirements 

We receive a great number of applications annually therefore the competition for a trainee position is strong. We accept applicants from any degree background, along with the following entry requirements:

  • 2:1 degree with honours (with offers made conditional on final degree results)
  • AABB at Higher lever (or equivalent)
  • Minimum B grade in both English and Maths at National 5 (or equivalent)
  • An interest in technology
  • A passion for pursuing a career in an accountancy and business advisory firm

Credit is given to those with accounting/financial related work experience and/or experience in technology/computing.

As part of our culture at AAB, we assess all of our candidates who join the firm at any level on our people qualities.

Application Process

Our application process is simple and designed around the fact that we want to get to know ‘you.’ We open annually from September to October for positions starting the following summer, our application process consists of:

  1. Online Application Form
  2. Video Exercise- The Elevator Pitch
  3. Interview
  4. Job Offer

Graduate Information Evening

If you are interested in finding out more about our graduate programme or life at AAB, please come along to our annual open evening. This will give you an opportunity to come and hear from our current trainees and learn more about us and find out what we’re looking for from applicants. Spaces to attend are offered on a first come first served basis, and will take place annually in October, before our application closing date.

To sign up, please email happypeople@aab.uk confirming your name, university attended and degree programme. Please ensure that the email subject is ‘Graduate Information Evening’. At AAB we believe that not all accountants are square – our approach is different. Come along to one of our annual office open evenings and see the difference for yourself!