Armstrong Watson has welcomed 51 new trainees and graduates.

Among the new starters are 17 AAT students and two ATT students who are working towards their apprenticeship qualifications in accounting and tax compliance.

There are also 28 ACA graduates working towards becoming Chartered Accountants.

Two ACCA students specialising in Restructuring and Insolvency, and two payroll apprentices, were also among the newcomers.

These trainees and graduates, operating across the north of England and Scotland offices, will secure hands-on experience through their studies while striving for their certifications.

This news follows Armstrong Watson being recognised as one of the UK's Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers by the Department for Education for the second consecutive year, ascending from 64th to 46th position just in the past year.

Richard Andrew, Partner and Head of Accounting, said: “We continue to invest in our training programme every year and develop talented accountants of the future. I’m so proud of the training, support and development our students receive from our dedicated training manager Karen Blaylock and really believe our programme, and the experience our trainees receive, is unrivalled in the sector.”

CEO and Managing Partner Paul Dickson said: “Our people are our business as without them we would be unable to provide solutions for our clients. Our training programme provides us with an incredible pool of talent, many of which go on to have successful careers within the business.”

Right now, Armstrong Watson has begun scouting for its 2024 batch of ACA trainee Chartered Accountants, with available vacancies in six of its northern England and Scottish offices.

Interested candidates can apply via the firm’s website.

The firm’s programme for school leavers seeking high-end apprenticeships in accounting will be opening soon.