We are keen to help you make decisions about your future career pathway. Suitable for third year university students, we offer paid placements in all of our offices for up to six weeks over summer.
We also support the RGU 48-week paid placement over year 3 of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course.
Interns will gain an insight into working in a practice environment before making vital decisions about their future. We seek to provide an invaluable experience and exposure to a wide variety of assignments to allow you to make that important decision.
We are no longer accepting applications for our summer internships for 2020.
RGU placements will be advertised through the university.
We don’t departmentalise. This means you get an all round experience of accounts, tax and audit, and even an understanding of how to become a great business advisor.
We encourage working on ‘live’ files (real client work) from day one, so you get a genuine example of what life is like in an accountancy practice.
Nothing can beat real world experience.
We are proud that some of our best people began their careers as interns or RGU placement students with EQ, have gone on to complete graduate training with the firm and are now fully qualified professionals up to Partner level!
You can read what some of our previous interns and RGU placement students have to say about their experience below.
For me, I was surprised at how quickly you are trusted with client work. Obviously, you have support from start to finish from your colleagues, but the fact that you are doing real clients’ accounts is great. The best way to learn is through experience and I came back into my fourth year of university with a greater knowledge of how the accountancy world worked, and where everything we learn about fits in.
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.
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 Assistant Manager.
EQ is a great firm to work for. They have a good reputation for staff training and can confirm that this is certainly warranted. You are looked after and supported through your training and, although you have a lot of responsibility, there is always someone available to help you when you need it.
I also enjoyed the variety of work you get to do at EQ. At the time I didn’t appreciate the benefit of this and was just enjoying the variation day to day. However, on my return to fourth year (and in my professional exams after uni) I realised how much of an advantage I had in comparison to other students.
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.
I would urge any student who is considering whether a summer placement is worthwhile to apply as I have found it to be the most rewarding and helpful experience so far, whilst at university.
Before I attended the EQ interview I had previously accepted an internship with an Edinburgh firm but decided to attend the interview to make sure I was making the correct choice. The opportunities and variety of projects on offer won me over; knowing I wouldn’t be stuck doing only audit work was a bonus!