Career Opportunities for Trainee Accountants

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Why Choose Us?

Edmund Carr was established in 1953. Four of our current Partners started their own career in accountancy as trainees in this very Practice. Today the firm has around 50 personnel and provides a friendly environment in which our trainees prosper with the guidance of other staff members and the opportunity to gain a wealth of work experience from our varied portfolio of clients. We are proud to state a very high percentage of our trainees achieve their professional qualifications.

We value the importance of our trainees and commit to providing essential work experience alongside professional tuition. We are an equal opportunity employer and the Practice is recognised as an approved and authorised training employer by both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

So Who Are We Looking For?

Are you enthusiastic, hard-working, and determined to succeed in a career in accountancy? Can you motivate a team but also work on individual tasks? Do you enjoy meeting new people, demonstrating acquired skills to assist them with their financial ventures?

A Level Students

We are keen to meet A level students with a strong academic background who can demonstrate personal skills obtained from extracurricular activities. Successful candidates will receive a two year training contract to work for us and study for their CFAB qualification. Our capable students may then be offered a four year training contract during which time they will train for their professional ICAEW or ACCA qualification without the need to obtain a degree.


We are keen to meet graduates who have recently completed their degrees and wish to enhance their qualifications by studying for professional exams with the ICAEW or ACCA. Successful candidates will receive a four year training contract during which time practical work experience will be coupled with professional technical training.

Academic Entry Requirements

A level: 3 A levels with a preferred minimum of B Grade (excluding general studies)

Graduates: as above plus preferred minimum 2:1 degree

(GCSE Maths and English minimum level 5)

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in the training opportunities at Edmund Carr LLP please send your full CV together with a covering letter to Mrs Dawn Martin, Practice Manager, Edmund Carr LLP, 146 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0AW or email to

Trainee Profile

Please read the profiles of some of our current staff to give you an idea of what is involved.

Useful links for those interested in becoming an accountant

  • ICAEW Careers Hub can be found here
  • A short video highlighting why ICAEW can be found here
  • A copy of the school leaver brochure can be found here