Our aim is to support you in an environment that will help you achieve your ambitions and allow you to grow and flourish, by providing a training experience that is unrivalled locally.
We offer professionally rewarding careers with an emphasis on continued professional and personal development.
We are no longer accepting applications to commence Chartered Accountancy training in August 2024.
We are proud that some of our best people were EQ graduate trainees, are now fully qualified and have continued their journey with us – some are even partners!
Not only do we offer an unrivalled training experience, but we are also a very sociable firm, with various social events and fundraisers taking place across the year.
Take a look below at what some of our graduates have to say about their experience.
I love the level of responsibility you are given from day one. Over the years my responsibilities have increased – I now manage my own client portfolio and have progressed from a trainee to Manager.
EQ gives you a lot of responsibility early on, across all areas of accounts, audit & tax. It really helps you get the most out of your training contract by pushing you to learn more and interact with clients to build relationships.
I was successful with my application to join EQ and was offered a place within their Forfar office. Almost straight away I was provided with a variety of jobs that allowed me to use my university knowledge but was tailored, providing a value added service to the Firm’s clients.
EQ is a medium sized Firm which does not departmentalise which means I am able to see a job through from start to finish – I find that so much more rewarding. EQ also has a good reputation and prides itself with good ‘on the job’ training.
Giving graduates client cases from an early stage means relationships can grow and develop. I started working with clients when I first joined and still work with them so I’ve seen their businesses grow and have developed strong working relationships as we’ve grown together.
I really enjoyed the number of training opportunities open to you at EQ. Whilst continually learning with on the job training, you were also encouraged to participate in various other internal training programmes. At EQ, my colleagues were always happy to answer any question that arose.
Not only was I given support with my work in the office, but people were also willing to give up their free time to help me with my ICAS studies if there were any areas I needed someone to explain. Having other people who had already been through the process was a great help and I never felt I was struggling on my own.
Completing a summer placement with EQ helped me to choose my career path, as before I wasn’t even sure I wanted to work in an office. I was fortunate enough to be offered a job at the end of the internship which really helped me when going back to do my fourth year, as I did not have the added stress of trying to find a job. You never know what opportunities an internship could open up for you.
For someone with a non-relevant degree like myself, I’d say it feels like a total immersion course, where you’re constantly learning and developing an understanding of the work.