Graduate Recruitment

Each year, we offer graduate training contracts across all of our offices to those looking to gain a professional qualification through ICAS or ACCA.

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 now accepting applications from those interested in training with us to become a Chartered Accountant, commencing in August 2022.

Energise and Evolve at EQ.

How to apply

We are looking to secure 8 graduates to commence Chartered Accountancy training with us in August 2022, with vacancies available across all of our offices.

You can find out more about the opportunities by downloading our factsheet here.

To apply, please complete our online application form here.

Come and meet us – virtually!

We will be attending the following virtual events:

  • Heriot Watt University: Accountancy, Economics & Finance Fair – Thursday 23 September, 5pm – 7pm
  • ICAS: Virtual Become a CA Event – Tuesday 12 October, 2pm – 6pm
  • North East of Scotland Careers Fair – Thursday 28 October, 11am – 4pm

We will also be holding our own virtual events to give those interested in applying a chance to learn more about our application process and training with us.

Our virtual graduate recruitment events

Application Advice – Tuesday 28 September, 4.30-5.15pm

In our first session, we will provide an overview of our application process, what we are looking for in our trainees and how you can make your application stand out. One of our trainees from our 2021 CA intake will be on hand to offer their perspective and advice on the application process, having experienced it first-hand last year! There will be an opportunity to ask any questions you have about our vacancies, the process and what you might expect moving forward.

To sign up to attend our event and let us know what questions you’d like answered during the session, please register here.

EQ Graduate Information Sessions – Tuesday 5 October, 5.15-6pm OR Thursday 21 October, 5.15-6pm

In these sessions, we will provide an overview of what you can expect if you choose to train with us and help you understand what life is like at EQ. We will also have our current and past trainees share their experiences to give you a first-hand account of training with us and you will be able to ask them any questions you have.

To sign up to attend one of our events and let us know what questions you’d like answered during the session, please register here.

What can you expect?

We offer an excellent training package to those that hold (or will achieve) an honours degree (minimum requirement 2:1).

We provide a diverse training experience with early responsibility and client contact, working on varied assignments, both compliance and ad-hoc.

We support you in your journey to becoming a qualified professional over an initial 3 year training contact.


Our graduates

We are proud that some of our best people were EQ graduate trainees, are now fully qualified and continuing their career journey with us – some are even Partners!

Other past graduate trainees, whose career pathways have taken an alternative route, have kept in touch with some even returning as clients.

Not only do we offer an unrivalled training experience, but we are also a very sociable and giving firm, with various social events and fundraisers taking place across the year.

You can read what some of our past graduate trainees have to say about their experience below.

Our People Profiles