Do you need an Accounting Internship to get a job in Accountancy?

#1

Hi guys. How many of you who got jobs at accountancy firms had done work experience of internships/placements when you made your applications? Do you think trainee/graduate accountants need internships or is this more for investment banking and law?

Interested to hear your thoughts!

C

#2

not for accounting. more favourable in IB circles

#3

Is it possible to get internships in accountancy - or not? I wouldn’t mind giving it a go, to find out what working life is like, if nothing else!

#4

Chups, yes it is - usually over the summer months. All the big four offer them, as do many other firms such as Grant Thornton as I applied for one. I’m pretty sure PwC are recruiting now, so apply ASAP.

#5

its good to get, but not essential by any means.