Accounting Modern Apprenticeship

May 3, 2023

Are you a recent school or college leaver looking for your first step into the world of accountancy in practice?  Do you want to be part of a team who put their people at the heart of what they do? Then come and join our growing Business Support Services team as an Accounting Modern Apprentice.

At Thomson Cooper our purpose is to “listen, advise and support our clients to achieve their goals” and having the right people on board to deliver that service is key.   As a dynamic growing firm, we are looking for people who share our purpose and values to join us and make a positive impact.


Thomson Cooper in an independent firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across Central Scotland with offices in Dunfermline and Edinburgh. We have grown from our small beginnings to now having 9 partners and over 90 staff.  In recent years our client portfolio has grown significantly, offering all accountancy services from tax advice to debt solutions, for a variety of clients in various sectors.


At Thomson Cooper we nurture talent and offer training and development opportunities to ensure we get the best from our people.  Working in smaller teams helps us maintain personal relationships and our values are at the heart of everything we do.


 This full-time role would ideally suit a school or college leaver. Based in our Dunfermline office, key attributes required for the role of Apprentice in accounting include:

  • Being able to demonstrate a clear commitment to client service.
  • Ability to manage your own workload and identify potential blockages/delays.
  • Ability to meet or exceed deadlines.
  • Good attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Be productive in terms of workload while maintaining a high standard of work.
  • Be a good communicator, both oral and written.
  • Being able to stay calm under pressure.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team or on your own.


  •  You will have or expect to have achieved (by August 2023) passes at C grade or above in National 5 English and Maths and 4 other subjects at National 5 level
  • Ideally you will have or expect to have by August 2023, 3 Highers at grade C or above.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a keen interest in accounting and finance and be able to communicate clearly why you want to pursue a career in accountancy.

Your entry route to the Modern Apprentice Qualification will be determined by your individual circumstances.  You can find more about the qualification here:

 Apprenticeships | Modern Individual Accounting


  • We offer a competitive salary
  • Career development for motivated individuals
  • Workplace Pension and 3 x Life Cover
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to our Reward Gateway
  • Regular one to one meetings to assist your personal development
  • Opportunity to participate in our Healthy Working Lives or ESG Groups

Applying is easy. Please complete our short application form and send your CV together with a covering letter or email, stating why this role interests you to:

We take pride in having a great team of people. You can find out more about what life is like at Thomson Cooper by visiting our website and reading more about our team.

As part of the recruitment process, you must provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. Please be aware that this post does not satisfy the qualifications or salary requirement to qualify for skilled worker sponsorship, and Thomson Cooper do not currently hold a valid skilled worker sponsor licence to employ workers from outside the UK.

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