Since 2007 Blinkhorns have operated a Graduate Recruitment programme. The programme commences in August/September each year and we take on 2/3 new members of staff who wish to study for their ACA qualifications. We provide a study package for the ACA complimented by in house training and seek to give our recruits a varied practical experience of both accounts and tax work during the duration of their training contract.
At Blinkhorns we really value our graduates and what they bring as individuals to the firm.
As a graduate you will interact with a wide range of staff on a daily basis from Bookkeepers to the Senior Partners, meaning you will gain valuable insight in to a broad range of areas that will allow you to develop a useful understanding of how the world of accountancy and business operates.
Alongside working day to day, you will study for your ACA exams with a study package and training contract provided. You will also receive in house training in more practical areas to enable you to become a well-rounded and confident Chartered Accountant.
Whilst we are predominantly a Media and Entertainment firm, experience in this area is not a pre-requisite, although an interest or awareness is useful. We would, however, expect you to have some experience in accounting or finance. We also have a wide range of other clients from property investors to technology companies so you will gain an insight in to how individuals and limited companies in other industries operate.
Once qualified many of our graduates choose to stay with us to develop further skills. Some have gone on to be Managers and Partners, whilst others have chosen to study in specialist areas such as CTA.
Here is what some of our graduates have to say:
‘Working at Blinkhorns is like being part of a family, with people looking after those around them. Other trainees, newly qualified and experienced staff are more than happy to help you when you need it with work or study. It’s also different here to other places as you are treated like a person, not a number and are expected to have a work-life balance.’ (2012 Graduate Trainee)
‘I like training with and working at Blinkhorns because you get to do a bit of everything e.g accounts prep, tax returns and audit, instead of specialising straight away’ (2013 Graduate Trainee).