Top 75 Firms trainees: why train to be an accountant?

Accountancy Daily talks to a selection of trainees about why they want to become an accountant, and the pros and cons of their training on a mix of graduate schemes, school leaver programmes and apprenticeships

As part of this year's Top 75 Firms survey, we interviewed six trainees about their experiences. Here we give you a selection of their stories. To make life easier we have linked each interview in the series below for Accountancy Daily readers to enjoy.

To make life easier we have linked each interview in the series below for Accountancy Daily readers to enjoy.

PwC: Ziyad Patel, senior associate
Quit university to join PwC apprenticeship 

KPMG: Abdul Hassan, apprentice
School leaver currently on a six-year 360 apprenticeship

BDO: Melissa Dube, audit trainee
School leaver studying an ACA qualification

HW Fisher: Travis Martin, tax trainee
Graduate studying ATT and CTA qualifications

Mercer & Hole: Molly Tait and Matt Pollard, audit trainees
School leavers studying an ACA qualification

Redington: Kevser Kilinc, finance analyst
College leaver studying an ACCA qualification
 

Essential reading:

Top 75 Firms trainee survey 2020: contracting numbers

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