The next generation of accountants

AMS is currently enjoying fast growth and we’re aiming to be a top 50 accountancy firm in the next three years, so the future we’re working towards is exciting and we are looking for talented people to join us.

The AMS Academy, how does it work?

Through our purpose built Academy, students and graduates will have the opportunity to join our multi-year programme, working and studying towards professional qualifications in accountancy or tax.

Based in our Manchester Head Office, you will attend college for ‘off the job’ training through the accredited external provider and ‘on the job’ training in the division you work in.

In addition, you will be assigned a mentor to support you in your development, a formal development plan from your manager and a buddy to help you settle into working life @ AMS.

What’s in it for you?

• Competitive starting salary
• Fully funded study
• Additional time off for revision and exams
• Team building events
• IT equipment
• CSR charity  / volunteering days

What are we looking for?

Our Academy is seeking to attract school leavers (18+) and graduates who want to pursue a career in accountancy or tax and have the following attributes:

• Confident
• Adaptable
• Ambitious
• Hard-working
• Good with numbers

Attitude is as important as qualifications to us, so we are looking for positive individuals who have a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. Our Academy team of today are our potential leaders of the future. 

What qualifications are needed?

A minimum of:
• 3 ’A’ levels at Grades A*-C, OR
• An equivalent NVQ Level 3 qualification

•  4 GCSE’s at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 
including English and Maths

Your career path at AMS

The table below shows the qualifications you will be studying for as well as an indication of the likely industry type roles as your career progresses in your chosen profession.

Following completion of your professional qualifications with AMS you will then have the option to move into an Assistant Manager or similar role and be able to progress your career with us up to Director level.  Once fully qualified in either accountancy or tax industry earnings potentials can be up to £40,000-45,000.

Year 1 is the ‘A’ Level / NVQ qualified entry stage, and Year 4 is the degree qualified entry stage for accountancy and Year 3 for tax.

*Some students may enter a Fast Track Stream where qualifications are attained in a shorter timeframe. We may also offer the opportunity to study for the ACA qualification if appropriate.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in a career with AMS, applying is easy.  You can apply using our online application form via the link below, and it will take approximately 30 minutes.

Applications need to be in by the 31st May 2023. Please note that you will need to be available to attend an assessment day which are being held on 5th July 2023.

What happens next?

Following the application closing date on 31st May 2023, AMS will process all applications and short list candidates to attend an assessment day in July 2023. Please note if you are not contacted by 23rd June 2023, then your application was unsuccessful.

Please note that only candidates who successfully pass the AMS short listing stage will be contacted to attend an assessment day. 

For more details of the assessment days, please see our AMS Academy brochure which you can download by clicking on the brochure image below.

Contact us if you have questions