Work Experience Programme

At AAB we are fully committed to the development of young people, engaging with education in our community is part of our culture. Young people who work with us, either on a temporary or permanent basis, for a short or long period of time, tell us that the new skills and experience they gain is invaluable and provide us with great feedback which helps us continue to develop our programmes for the benefit of future trainees. As much as young people enjoy experiencing working life at AAB, our staff enjoy inviting many students into the firm throughout the year and passing on their knowledge and skills, helping students decide on their future career goals and aspirations.

Our Work Experience Programme gives students an opportunity to experience a variety of departments throughout the firm, shadow some of our trainees and gain a real insight into the working life of an accountant or tax advisor. Departments they will experience can include tax, audit, accounting services, corporate finance and integrated employment solutions. Work experience in general provides an opportunity to support students in making decisions about their career, and the path they would like to take after they have finished school or college. At AAB we also offer a number of other training programmes, including apprenticeships and university placements, which gives work experience students the opportunity to speak with staff who have chosen different routes into the accountancy profession. At the end of the work experience, students have a careers discussion with a member of our HR team who can offer any advice or guidance as required.

We have a commitment to supporting school work experience programmes, working with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council, but additionally we provide placements during school holidays which will be by application only directly to the firm.

Applying Information

The Work Experience programme is open to students currently at school, in fourth year and above, or college. Anyone who does not fulfil this criteria should refer to our Internship programme for further opportunities.

Applications for a Work Experience placement with AAB in our Aberdeen office are currently currently closed.

Work experience placements are unpaid and for one week in duration with dates varying on an annual basis.

In your application please specify the dates you are interested in from the list below:

Those interested in a career in accountancy may wish to attend our open evening which is held in December annually, information on this evening can be found here.

What Our Work Experience Students Say

"Going into my week’s work experience at AAB, I was still struggling to decide what to study at University, and I have to admit, at the time, had very limited experience of what accountancy was really all about. In the short week I spent at AAB, staff went out of their way to show me what they actually did day to day, allowing me to gets hand on experience, and I very quickly began to realise just how interesting and varied their work was. I was given valuable experience within all the different departments with audit, accounting services, private client and corporate tax, and working with all these different people, I very quickly began to realise this was a really interesting and fun place to work. This experience opened my eyes to the many opportunities that could lead from pursuing a career in accountancy, and gave me a better idea of both what it would be like to work in a professional firm, and also the kind of firm I would like to work for."

Connor Gracie, Work Experience Student October 2015

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Jessica Middleton
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