Join our school leaver programme

School leaver programme

If you feel university is not for you and you want to enter the world of work while training for a professional accounting qualification, our five-year school leaver programme is a great opportunity.

We offer full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) along with a competitive salary, career development and job opportunities after qualifying.

You'll work in different teams on a range of audits in local and central government, the NHS and other sectors, and you'll also join up with our graduate trainees and have peer support while you learn the job and study.

school leaver programme

It can be daunting going into the world of work straight from school but everyone at Audit Scotland has been really supportive and you aren't treated any differently from the graduate trainees - Lauryn Graham, Trainee Auditor

school leaver programme

There are no unrealistic expectations set for new trainees at Audit Scotland. You'll be given tasks that are challenging but rewarding for your personal development - Stephen Shaw, Trainee Auditor

Interested in applying?

Whatever your background, if you've got great analytical skills and are committed to studying for a professional qualification, we'd like to hear from you.

Visit our careers website at the link below for more details about the skills and qualifications we're looking for and how to apply:

School leaver programme

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2021.

Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic the recruitment process will be virtual. During the pandemic all Audit Scotland employees have been, and continue to work from home.

And if you have any questions,you can contact us at 0131 625 1646 or email

how to apply