“ We recruit undergraduates from the RGU Accounting and Finance course each year, offering each of them up to 15 months’ relevant experience.”
WILLIAM ANDERSON | Partner
We aim to have a long-term relationship with our placement students. Providing their work is satisfactory, our policy is to offer a CA training contract on condition of attaining a minimum 2:1 degree. This means that as well as obtaining a wide range of hands-on experience in audit, accountancy and taxation, placement students enter their final year at university with the promise of a job upon graduation.
Generally, our placement students join us in June and work until the following July or August. However, these dates are flexible and RGU’s only requirement is the required 48 weeks’ work experience.
Placement students undertake a variety of client assignments in the same way as all other members of staff. They also accrue annual leave and other benefits in the same manner as permanent members of our team.
Throughout the placement year, students receive regular feedback on performance and take part in a formal review process with an RGU tutor and one of our partners.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
Details of the application process are available from the RGU placement office.
Is there a deadline for applications?
Yes. Please check with the RGU placement office for details.
When will I hear from Meston Reid?
Once the closing deadline has passed and we have received all applications from the RGU placement office, we will acknowledge all applications by email and we aim to be back in touch within 28 days.
What is the format of the interview?
Our interview process is generally discussion based and is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and for you to learn more about Meston Reid. Your first interview will be with one of our managers and if you are shortlisted for a second interview, it will be with a manager and one of our partners.
What type of work will I be doing?
Our placement students undertake a variety of client assignments. We allocate assignments to staff in a way which matches an individual’s experience to the size and nature of each job. We aim to provide a supportive learning environment in which a person’s exposure to larger and more complex assignments increases gradually in line with the level of their experience.
I have a particular interest in one discipline; will this be taken into account?
Please let us know if you would like to gain more experience in a specific department as we will take this into consideration.
If my application is successful, when can I start work?
Generally, our placement students begin work in the June and work through until the following July or August. However, these dates are flexible and our only requirement is that you meet the required 48 weeks work experience for your degree. Throughout your placement year you will receive regular feedback on your performance and you will also take part in a formal review process with your RGU tutor and one of our partners.
Do I get holidays?
Yes, you will accrue holidays in the same manner as a permanent member of our team.
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