ATT Trainee Accountant
Carlisle (Fairview House)

Job reference: 000283

Location: Carlisle (Fairview House)

Closing date: 10/04/2022

Salary: 0

Employment type: Permanent

Ambition Wanted…

University isn’t for everyone.

If you are finishing school or college and are looking for a way to pursue your passions and start your career, one of our training programs might be the perfect option. 

We want highly motivated and ambitious people to join our growing accountancy firm with offices across the North of England & Scotland. We see our trainees as the future of our business and offer lots of different training options as your career progresses with us.

When you’re with Armstrong Watson, you will be welcomed with rewarding work and a fantastic learning environment to reach your potential. Our programme brings together classroom study and on the job learning as part of both our AAT, and ATT study packages. You will learn a variety of invaluable tasks and skills and there will be lots of on the job training to support your development. You will be supported over a 3 year period where you will gain sought after accounting qualifications and establish a solid foundation for a successful career in Accounting.

The AAT role and qualification focuses on accounts preparation, VAT, book-keeping and accounts reporting. Whereas, the ATT role and qualification focuses mainly on personal tax computations which can lead to you becoming a Chartered Tax Advisor. We are asking for candidates to apply for only ONE of these trainee roles.  

We are recruiting for 2 students to join our Carlisle based Tax Compliance team. 

We want candidates who demonstrate strong communication skills, who are driven to succeed with a can-do positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Candidates must have either achieved, or be predicted to achieve 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (or 4 - 9 in current grading or any other grading equivalent) in order to apply. Subjects with this grade must include Maths and English. ​​​​​​​

Recruitment Process & How to Apply

If you think this is the right opportunity for you, please apply online by completing our simple application form where you will also be asked to upload a copy of your current CV.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 10 April 2022.

Shortly after the above closing date we will be shortlisting applications based on the criteria set above. If you are successful following the shortlisting stage, you will be asked to complete an online assessment to assess your numerical skills. This online assessment will be sent to you on Thursday 14 April 2022 with a deadline of Thursday 28 April 2022 (midnight) to complete by.  

Should you be successful following submission of your application and completion of the online assessment, you will then be invited to attend our Assessment Centre, which will take place on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at our Fairview House, Carlisle office. This involves a full competency-based interview. The start date for successful candidates will be Monday 22 August 2022. ​​​​​​​

Sponsorship Visas - Please note before submitting an application for the above role, we are not a registered employer and therefore are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

If you have questions, no problem, we’re with you and here to support you along the way. Please contact David Ramsay (Talent Acquisition Partner) or Aimie Elston (Talent Acquisition Co-Ordinator) via email: ( /


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