Duncan and Toplis launch a search for future talent

‘The Duncan & Toplis Career Pathway’ sets new recruits on track to progress from a traineeship through to management roles, with a focus on personal development, leadership training and technical skills.

Each year, the company, which employs more than 400 people across the East Midlands, runs a highly competitive training scheme for talented young people. This year, the scheme has been improved with the addition of a well regarded CIMA Professional Qualification.

Applicants can choose to become trainee chartered accountants, working towards an ACA accountancy qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), or they can become trainee chartered management accountants, working toward a CIMA Professional Qualification. Trainees on both pathways will also complete an ILM Management Development course.

Heidi Thompson, who heads Duncan & Toplis’ people strategy, said “Each year, we welcome applications for our highly regarded trainee accountant scheme which gives talented university graduates an amazing start to their careers.

You do not need any previous experience to apply for the scheme because we teach our trainees everything from scratch, whether that be accounting and audit practises to tax computations and financial analysis, so you can start making a real, positive contribution right away.

We also prepare trainees for senior roles with management training that’s accredited by the ILM.”

Successful candidates for the training scheme will gain experience and expert insight across each of the company’s services as well as early opportunities to meet with clients and really see how their business works. This helps trainees gain the professional experience they need to both succeed in their qualification and become a thriving accountant and business adviser.

One previous training scheme alumni is Duncan & Toplis chartered accountant, Jordan Owen, who joined the company in 2015 after completing his degree in Accounting and Finance at Nottingham Trent University. Jordan said “I applied for the trainee role at Duncan & Toplis when my degree was nearing its end, and was soon invited to undertake a range of aptitude and ability tests, as well as an interview with HR and a director. I was offered the position soon after, which I was thrilled to accept!”

Duncan & Toplis will be hosting virtual and in-person recruitment fairs for students across the region where potential applicants can learn more about work at the company and what a career with the company can offer. These include the De Montfort University on 29 October and the Newark Futures First Expo on 3 November. For more information on these events, visit www.duncantoplis.co.uk/events/.