We offer an award winning apprenticeship programme, designed to help you to realise your potential and start your career within an accountancy and advisory business.

Get a headstart on your career

We recruit all of our apprentices with a view to them going on to complete their respective qualifications – we will support you every step of the way!

If you have decided university isn’t for you, an apprenticeship is a great way to get a head start, ‘on the job’ practical experience and internationally recognised qualifications at the end for good measure. 

You will also have a mentor who will support you via our student development framework as you progress to achieve a professional accountancy qualification, whilst earning a competitive salary.

Your training contract will last 2-4 years, studying accountancy or tax qualifications.

Whichever route you choose, you will benefit from a structured development programme which blends professional exam training with on-the-job learning and practical skills development.

Supported by a student manager, you will have the opportunity to work on special projects in addition to regular compliance work.  

What are the benefits of joining the MHA trainee programme?

New skills
Training contract
A career in a global organisation
First-hand experience with clients

Our trainee programme has an excellent reputation for providing a broad base of skills with real value in the commercial marketplace.

You will undertake a fully funded training contract for the ACA / ACCA  qualification.

As a member of Baker Tilly International, you are part of a network with 41,000 people and over 703 offices worldwide.

You will liaise with different clients from our portfolio, working to build relationships.

Trainee reflections

Meet Nicola Roberts, our early careers lead who caught up with three of our previous trainees Emily Howarth, Ben Cardwell and Sam Holmes to reflect back on their time as trainees.

They offer useful insight and advice should you be thinking about a career in an accountancy and advisory practice.

Why work at MHA?

MHA is a top 14 UK accountancy, business and wealth advisory firm. We are an Investor in People organisation and an Equal Opportunities employer.

We strive to help our clients achieve their corporate and personal goals; to provide fulfilling and rewarding careers for our people; to share knowledge and resources with our communities; to uphold the integrity of our profession and to create opportunities for our professional partners and suppliers.

We are part of the wider MHA network of firms with more than 1250 members of staff and 115 partners across offices nationwide. Additionally we are the independent UK member of Baker Tilly international and ranked in the world’s top 10 branded networks with a presence in 145 territories globally.

Many of our current partners and senior people have risen through the ranks of the firm from trainee level and we have won awards for our commitment to people.

Clear career opportunties & progression paths

Flexible working patterns and hybrid working

Work with a vast variety of leading clients

A wide-range of rewards & benefits

Meet our People

Want to learn more about what life is like at the firm? Previous trainees have shared their reflections, from apprentices to directors each have a story that they want to share with you.

Career development

From graduate to director

Jack Steer, who joined as an graduate in 2011, now serves as a director in the audit team. He talks about how his journey was not as you expect.

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Career progression

The ideal start​

Meet Ammar, a member of our Preston Audit team. He joined our trainee programme in 2022 and is currently studying for his qualifications.

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Career development

The perfect apprenticeship for me

Adam has been with the firm since 2016. For Adam, going to university wasn’t the right choice for him and he instead joined our apprenticeship programme.

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Career progression

A fast track to AAT ​

Sam joined as an AAT apprentice and now he’s ACA exam qualified. He chose an apprenticeship over university due to faster qualification.

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Register your interest for our trainee programme

Applications for our 2024 trainee programmes are now open. Register your interest by filling in the form below.