Develop a rewarding career

We offer our trainees a rewarding career, with an emphasis on continued personal development, and recognise our people are our key resource.

Read more on why you should join Thomson Cooper now.

Why train with Thomson Cooper?


Gain work experience

We train and develop our students into professional qualified accountants.

We have a strong training ethos and are able to provide our people with a diverse training experience. As your experience grows, your client exposure will increase, as will your level of responsibility. Many of our staff have trained with us and moved through the ranks to senior levels, including most of our current partners.


Pass exams

We offer an intensive training programme and exposure to a wide and varied series of work to give you the practical experience required alongside theoretical learning.


We work as a team

Teamwork is important to us, whether through knowledge sharing, networking events or fundraising. There are opportunities to get involved in these areas to support your own personal development. Many lifelong friendships have been made within our offices and you will enjoy a varied social life with colleagues, as well as organised office social events.

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We can offer opportunities to gain qualifications in accounting, wealth management, payroll, tax and insolvency

We offer a wide variety of training opportunities across our entire business. These include qualifications from the following organisations –

  • The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation 
  • Joint Insolvency Examination Board

Career opportunities

You might have left school, college or university or want to change direction completely and start a new career.


Whatever your situation, there are many career pathways on offer across multiple departments.

To apply

All positions can be found on our vacancies page. Follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook as vacancies are shared there too.

“Being given the opportunity to move into the payroll department was a huge benefit to me.” 

— Colleen Hutton, payroll trainee

“I joined Thomson Cooper in 2018 working in the reception team as an Administration Assistant. After building my skills and experience I was given the opportunity to join the payroll department as a trainee in 2020. I have learned so much, helping the team to migrate to a new software platform and sitting Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals exams to achieve a CIPP Advance Technician Diploma.”

Join our team

We have several departments across our business including accounts, audit, payroll, tax, wealth management, outsourced finance and insolvency. Explore our current vacancies in our Edinburgh and Dunfermline offices.