UHY Hacker Young


The UHY Hacker Young Group is an ambitious and growing Top 15* Group of UK chartered accountants. Our mid-tier size means that every year we select just a small number of talented trainees to help our business to grow. As a trainee you will be given responsibility from day one and the chance to stretch your talents and experience a wide diversity of work.

We are interested in you as an individual – what your interests are, what motivates you and how we can help you to meet your professional objectives. Our clients tell us that what makes us truly stand out is the enthusiasm and the passion of our people and we hire people who show the most potential to offer solutions focused advice to help our clients prosper.

So you want a career in accounting?

But what type of accountant do you want to be? Do you want to work in a particular industry? Do you want to work with exciting start-up companies? Large blue-chip corporations? Specialise in Automotive, Energy or Agriculture sectors?

One of the great things about working in accounting is the variety of work and the different types of people and businesses you get to work with, but initially all that choice can be a bit daunting.

UHY Hacker Young is a great place to start, as we’re big enough to work in the majority of industries, offering the full spectrum of accounting services, with teams around the country that will help you throughout your training, and steer you towards a truly rewarding career.

Our people provide business critical advice in a commercial and pragmatic way, harnessing the power of our collaborative partners and our passionate teams. We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds and simply look for people who share our passion and enthusiasm to ensure that our clients flourish.


School leaver opportunities

If you are focused on building a career in accountancy but do not want a university education, we offer the opportunity to gain a professional qualification and earn a salary at the same time as gaining relevant work experience for your CV.

The opportunities

Our non-graduate training programmes are designed to offer ambitious A level (or equivalent) students the opportunity to qualify and build a career in accountancy. You will benefit from both on-the-job training and classroom based study, as well as learning from the established accountants all around you.

We offer two qualifications; the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) and the AAT Accounting qualification, which allow you to complete your ACA or ACCA professional qualification without the need for a university degree.

CFAB programme

This programme lasts two years during which you will work towards your ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) certificate. Upon successful completion you will then have the opportunity to complete the ACA professional qualification.

AAT programme

This programme is expected to last up to four years during which you will work towards your AAT qualification. Upon successful completion you will then have the opportunity to complete the ACCA professional qualification.

The training

Under both programmes, you will be given early responsibility from day one and can expect exposure to clients incorporating a wide diversity of work and various challenges that will help you develop the skills you need to succeed as an accountant.

We’ll support you in every way we can with high-quality training focusing on both technical areas and soft skills, including effective communication, presentation and negotiation skills. We will assign you a personal mentor who will support you where necessary and ensure you are happy.


Salary & benefits

UHY Hacker Young offer a competitive salary and benefits package, please see the website for more information. 



UHY Hacker Young use the UCAS points and degree requirements as a benchmark for our ‘ideal candidate’ but do sometimes make exceptions in certain cases (if, for example, a person has a strong relevant degree or even a Masters we may overlook a slight shortfall in UCAS points. See the website for more information. 



For information on the application deadline at your chosen training offices, please visit the website.