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JC Futures: School Leaver Programme - 16975

4 February 2019


Fixed Term - 6 Years




Johnston Carmichael is Scotland's largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers with expertise across audit, tax, and business advisory.

Work Environment: 

The vacancy will be based within our Audit Department in Edinburgh and the successful applicant will learn alongside our experienced team and at the same time study towards a professional qualification.  

What might a day in this job look like?

JC Futures is a six-year training programme, starting in summer 2019. The first year involves transition from school and settling into the workplace. We work with you to develop your basic accounting skills and this culminates in you achieving a Certificate in Bookkeeping. Following the introductory year, you will then study towards a professional accountancy qualification. Alongside this you'll be working within our accounts, audit or tax team, gaining valuable practical experience while studying for your exams.

With hands-on experience from day one, alongside supported training towards your professional accountancy qualification, you'll be on track for a successful and bright career.

What will I learn?

  • Successful students will develop core accountancy and business skills from across a wide variety of industry sectors, whilst experiencing the opportunity to build strong working relationships to help develop a longer term career path. 
  • You will study towards a professional accountancy qualification.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • You should be aiming for or have a UCAS tariff of at least 135 points (or equivalent). Whilst an Accountancy Higher is recommended it is not necessary.
  • We're looking for individuals with spark and ambition who can demonstrate attention to detail, take pride in their work and have a real passion to succeed in their professional studies. 
  • Despite our size, we're a close-knit team so you'll need strong inter-personal skills and be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients. 
  • Work experience is real advantage but that needn't have been in an accounting or financial environment. As long as you have developed strong transferrable skills which you can apply to a role within our team, we want to hear from you.
  • Good time management, problem solving skills and the ability to make sound judgements are also essential alongside a can-do approach to any situation! 

Closing Date:

Thursday 14 March.