On your marks!

Our training and development programme gets your career off to a great start.

On your marks!

Get professional

Responsibility comes early at WMT, but it’s always paired with strong support. Every assignment brings a new learning opportunity and helps you hone a different skill.

Get professional

Go get ‘em

With a market-leading professional qualification and a wealth of experience to your name, there’ll be no stopping you.

Go get ‘em

Trainee programme

Our school leaver programme is the ideal way to become a qualified and experienced accountant

Enthusiastic and able school leavers have traditionally gone on to study at university before considering taking accountancy qualifications; there is an exciting alternative. Our school leaver programme enables you to train towards respected professional qualifications and get invaluable commercial experience. You’ll enjoy a permanent salaried position with your tuition costs fully covered and paid study leave.


For the first two years, you’ll study towards the AAT qualification whilst receiving comprehensive training and experience a wide variety of clients, working in our office and at client premises.  If you pass all your exams, over the following four years you will progress towards the Chartered Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification to become a chartered accountant.

Our training is of the highest quality to ensure that you maximise your potential. External tutors with extensive experience provide your professional qualification training. Soft-skills training is also provided through a variety of one day workshops covering areas such as professional identity and impact, prioritisation, verbal and written skills and problem solving. In addition, in-house training on technical and personal skills is given throughout your career with WMT.

Support & development

Everyone on our trainee programme enjoys a fully supported learning and working environment throughout their training contract and beyond.  On joining, you will be allocated an individual counselling manager who will help you to settle in, ensure that you are given appropriate work and monitor your progress.



From the very beginning, you’ll be involved in the full range of our accountancy services. This means that whilst you develop expertise in one area, you will also have the opportunity to work with other teams within WMT. You’ll gain experience and knowledge across all the services we offer, so that you understand the many ways we can help clients.

You’ll work closely with colleagues so that you can be truly proactive in achieving the best possible results for clients. From the beginning of your trainee programme, you will liaise directly with clients. Clear, confident communication skills are essential – on the phone, face to face and in writing.

You will have the opportunity to gain responsibility and experience as soon as you are ready.  Many of our current trainees have told us that they:

  • Are both challenged and supported
  • Learn a great deal very quickly
  • Feel that their practical experience is a great boost to their studies

You can read our trainee case studies to find out more.

Ideal candidates

Are you self-motivated, have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ and have – or expect to have – 120 UCAS points in three A-level subjects, we’d love to hear from you.

The next step

Experience shows that our trainee programme will successfully launch your accountancy career.  You’ll have gained a top-quality accountancy qualification and the best possible support and experience. What happens next is up to you.

Trainee case studies

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Hertfordshire office

2nd Floor, 45 Grosvenor Road,
St Albans, Hertfordshire,

Hertfordshire office

+44 (0)1727 838 255

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