Our people are our most valuable asset. We currently employ around 350 people across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, and are always keen to hear from talented individuals looking to join us.
We hold the following accreditations:
- AAT accredited employer
- ICAEW authorised training employer
- ACCA Trainee Development Platinum Approved Employer
Different because you are
We pride ourselves on providing individually tailored services to our clients. Whatever your aspirations and priorities in business and life, we will be by your side with expert advice from local specialists. It is because your needs are unique, that the solutions we provide are distinct and personalised to you.
- Competitive annual leave, increased with service/grade
- Enhanced sick leave
- Bonus schemes
- Employee counselling service
- Regular staff parties
- Ongoing training
- Life Assurance at 4 x annual salary
We offer a range of opportunities for school and college leavers as well as university graduates to join the team here at Lovewell Blake.
Progressing your career
As well as providing fantastic opportunities for those of you who are just starting out in your career as an accountant, we are also keen to hear from you if you are looking to move onto the next stage of your career.
Life at LB
Lovewell Blake is a dynamic, supportive, sociable place to work. You will be supported in your career development, encouraged to find your niche and work with a great group of people.
Frequently asked questions
Can I apply for more than one vacancy?
If your skills or experience fit more than one vacancy, then please feel free to apply for multiple roles and locations.
Do you offer internships and work experience placements?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer internships or placement years, however, we do offer one week work experience placements across all of our offices throughout the year. Our placements do book up quickly, we recommend getting in touch in September if you are looking to secure a placement for the following summer.
Do you work with local schools or colleges?
Lovewell Blake is committed to working with schools and colleges in our local community to provide students with valuable career information. If you would like to discuss how we can work with your school, please get in touch.
What is the difference between the various accounting qualifications?
AAT is the Association of Accounting Technicians and ACA is the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification. AAT is known to be the first step towards becoming an accountant and ACA is an advanced qualification to become a chartered accountant.
What tax qualifications do you offer?
We offer ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) and CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor) qualifications. Both of these are undertaken as tax apprenticeships.
Do you offer accountancy apprenticeships?
We offer apprenticeships to study the AAT and ATT for school leavers or those wanting to start a career in accountancy. There is also the option to study ACA/ACCA and CTA as an apprenticeship too once you have completed the AAT/ATT or are a graduate.
How long does it take to train for the various accountancy qualifications?
If you start studying AAT with us on Level 3 then you can expect your training period to last around three years to complete the AAT and then you’ll move on to ACA/ACCA. If you join us as a graduate and study the ACA or ACCA your training will last about three years. These time frames are flexible, if you need longer to complete the exams the training can be extended.
How old do I have to be to apply for a Trainee Accountancy role?
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the basis of age. Therefore, as long as you meet the minimum entry requirements for the trainee accountant roles, you are welcome to apply.
What are the entry requirements for AAT/ACA/ACCA?
For AAT apprenticeships the requirements are 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade 4/C and above, including Maths and English Language, and 3 A-levels or equivalent at grade C or above. For ACA/ACCA the requirements are as above plus 2.1 at degree level or AAT level 4.
What is the application process for the trainee accountant jobs?
We accept trainee applications between September and mid-January, for which the exact dates are dependent on whether it is a graduate trainee role or a school leaver position. The details of each individual role will be listed on the job advert). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day which is held in February. The assessment day will involve a group case study, a presentation, an in-tray exercise, and your individual interview. We make the selection decisions shortly after the assessment day to inform all candidates of the outcome of their application.
Where would I study for the AAT/ACA/ACCA?
We currently use Kaplan Financial as the training provider for our accountancy apprenticeships and tax apprenticeships. You will be provided with paid time out of the office to attend Kaplan, and our student training admin team will let you know the dates of your study courses soon after you join.
There are currently no vacancies that suit my skill set, can I send my CV anyway?
If there aren't any vacancies on our careers page which suit what you are looking for, please email your CV to the HR team along with details of the role and location(s) you would be looking for.
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