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Accountancy recruitment and student monitoring services

  • Do you have ACA trainee vacancies to fill?
  • Are you struggling to attract good calibre candidates?
  • Does the administration of your trainees’ exam tuition take up too much time?

SWAT UK specialises in recruitment and monitoring for numerous firms of chartered accountants. We help them cut costs, save partner time and minimise risk by managing the entire recruitment process and providing them with a shortlist of candidates to choose from - and we could do the same for you.

Plus, registration is FREE - there’s nothing to pay until we have found a suitable candidate who meets your requirements and has started working with you.

Call us on 0845 450 5555 for more details and to register today.

Accountancy recruitment service

We can manage the entire recruitment process for you, saving you considerable time and resources:

  • Advertising for candidates
  • Sifting through application forms and shortlisting candidates
  • Conducting interviews

Why use SWAT UK to find your next accountancy trainee?

  • We have vast experience recruiting for the accountancy profession.
  • We attract approximately 1,500 applications per year from graduates seeking a career in accountancy.
  • Our candidates are always of a high standard. We only accept applications from candidates with a 2:2 degree or above in any discipline, a minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff), English Language GCSE grade C or above and Maths GCSE grade B or above.
  • We invest heavily in advertising through various university careers guides, recruitment fairs and via the ICAEW.
  • Presently, 92% of students for whom we recruit and monitor pass their exams first time.
  • We review every application form to ensure minimum academic standards are met. We are also looking for evidence of numeracy and literacy, a well rounded candidate and transferable employability skills.
  • We then invite promising candidates to an assessment day at our premises. Candidates are required to complete timed English and Maths tests and will also be asked to complete a written exercise.

If candidates pass all 3 tests, they are then invited to an interview with us later that day. During the interview, we are also assessing the candidate in terms of:

  • First impressions
  • Intellect
  • Experience to date
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Personal presentation
  • Maturity
  • Motivation
  • Ambition

We will then forward you details of all successful applicants, together with their application form, proof of identity and academic certificates. All you need to do, is choose which of the candidates would best suit your vacancy.

It’s at this stage that many firms hold second interviews and because we’ve already screened all applications and conducted first interviews, you have the reassurance that all candidates coming for a second interview will be of a high standard.

What we charge – on appointment only

Registration for this service is FREE. There’s nothing to pay until we have found a suitable candidate who meets your requirements and has started working with you.

Depending on your requirements, we can either process all CV's and applications for you and hold assessment days. Alternatively, we can just process CV's and applications (without holding assessment days).

For more details and to register for FREE, call us on 0845 450 5555.

Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of the comments made by our clients:

"Another 'admin' matter that I don't need to worry about. SWAT UK provide an excellent and value-for-money service in monitoring our students. They are up to date with all ICAEW requirements, ensuring our students are getting the very best advice and guidance". (Stephen Simou - Citroen Wells)

"SWAT UK provide valuable assistance in monitoring our students. The team are always on hand to give advice, resolve queries and explain the complexities of student training and professional development". (Greg Stevenson - Knox Cropper)

"The services provided by SWAT UK do save firms a great deal of administrative time and they assist greatly with any matters connected with student recruitment and training". (Graham Baxter - Shipleys LLP) 


Student Monitoring

What we do

  • We conduct an initial meeting with the person responsible for your students’ training to discuss the path you wish students to follow and your firm’s exam policy.
  • We work closely with the exam tuition provider to monitor each student’s progress with their studies.
  • We book all exam tuition courses, including revision weeks.
  • We ensure all students receive their joining instructions in good time.
  • We remind students of key dates.
  • We contact all students regularly to discuss their progress and provide advice / assistance if necessary.
  • We guide students through the various stages of their exams, including what to do in the event of failing a paper.
  • We encourage students to contact us first with any questions, but keep you informed as necessary.
  • We provide regular study plans so that you can see at a glance the dates on which your trainees are likely to be on study leave.

For more details and to discuss your requirements, call us on 0845 450 5555.