8 Audit graduate schemes

Oct 24, 2020

Are you hoping to secure a place on an audit graduate scheme? We’ve put together a list of 8 companies that offer audit programmes for graduates.

If you need help or advice with any stage of your audit applications, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

What is audit? 

Audit is all about examining organisations and ensuring that their published accounts provide a ‘true and fair’ view of their financial position. 

This is critical information that shareholders use to make vital decisions. 

As an auditor, you will travel to various client offices in the public or private sector, to gain a deeper understanding of their business, identify risks and design strategies to mitigate them. 

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#1: Grant Thornton 

On the audit graduate scheme at Grant Thornton, you will gain hands-on experience of different aspects of audit by working on a range of projects. 

You will also gain a professional qualification in either ACA, ACCA or CA. 

Find out more about the audit graduate scheme at Grant Thornton 

#2: KPMG 

On the audit graduate scheme at KPMG, you’ll spend the first year studying full-time near a KPMG training Hub in either London, Birmingham or Manchester. In this time, you will study to pass 14/15 ACA exams. 

Then you’ll spend 2 years working at a KMPG office. 

Find out more about the audit graduate scheme at KPMG  

#3: Deloitte 

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At Deloitte, auditing financial statements is just the beginning, as more and more, they are utilising technology to automate and standardise processes.

At Deloitte, you could work on public or private audit projects.

Find out more about the audit graduate schemes at Deloitte

#4: Mazars

Mazars is an international company which specialises in audit, advisory, accounting and tax services.


To get a place on the audit training programme at Mazars, you’ll need to:

  • Apply online
  • Complete online tests
  • Pass the first round interview
  • Pass the assessment centre

Find out more about the audit graduate scheme at Mazars

#5: BDO

The structured audit graduate scheme at BDO lasts for 3-4 years. During this time, you will study for the ACA or CA whilst developing your own career path.

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Find out more about BDO’s audit graduate scheme

#6: National Audit Office

The National Audit Office offers a Chartered Accountancy Training Scheme to equip graduates and apprentices with professional qualifications and varied hands-on experience by working with clients across government.

Find out more about the scheme

#7: RSM


On RSM’s graduate scheme in audit, you will work towards the AAT, ACA or CA qualifications.

Find out more about the opportunities in audit at RSM here

#8: PwC

As an Audit graduate at PwC, you will study towards the Chartered Accountant (ACA or CA) qualification immediately and will sit the first set of exams within the first few months.

You will also join audit teams and get hands-on experience with PwC’s clients.

Find out more about the audit graduate scheme at PwC

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