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Graduate programmes

Train a graduate from any degree discipline and gain an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in as little as three years with the ACA.

Explore the benefits of offering the ACA to graduates 

  • Attract and retain talented employees 

Stand out as an employer of choice for the candidates you want to attract. 

  • Less exams

Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions based on their previous studies, reducing the number of exams they need to sit. 

  • Any degree discipline 

Graduates do not need a finance-related degree to study the ACA, offering fresh perspectives to your organisation. 

How ACA training works

Discover what ACA training is, how it works and what you need to do to get started.

Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship

If you are an organisation based in England, you can access government funding and offer ACA training to graduates as part of the Level 7 apprenticeship.  

Meet our employers 

Read case studies and interviews with employers who are already training the ACA. Hear what they have to say about our accountancy qualifications and find inspiration for your own graduate programmes. 

A dedicated graduate scheme was a good way to get in a number of young, high-quality people in one go and help to grow our finance team.”

Senior Finance Business Partner, Shawbrook Bank

Getting started as an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer

  1. Want to learn more about becoming an Authorised Training Employer? 
    If you have any questions or would like to speak to our dedicated support team before making an application, you can request a call to discuss your training options.
  2. Ready to become an Authorised Training Employer?
    If you’re ready to become authorised, please complete the relevant application form.
  3. Next steps 
    We will contact you to arrange a meeting with a training manager who will explain our training standards, check that you meet them and provide you with guidance on your roles and responsibilities. Once your application has been approved, you will be able to start training students.
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