School leavers

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To really grow, you need to be taken care of — we’ll look after your career

Careers at Harold Sharp

Make your first steps to becoming an accounting pro


Speak to us

Once you’ve finished your schooling, drop us a line and let us know all about you and your aspirations. We’ll talk about what you want to achieve and what we offer.


Join the team

Following a successful interview, you’ll join as a trainee and get inducted into the Harold Sharp team. We’ll get you involved from day one and make you feel at home.


Start learning

For the next year, you’ll learn and grow as an accounting professional, working on key areas and projects that will develop you and further your career.


Grow and improve

Soon you’ll be a fully-fledged team member, still learning from others but with your own voice and distinct role. You’ll have earned your accounting wings!

Careers at Harold Sharp

Training and development

As a school leaver, you’ll start training towards the AAT accounting qualification. Once completed, you can complete your ACA without needing a university degree.

We offer on-the-job training with constant learning. You’ll work closely with our team, learning and growing and feeling like you’re part of a community.

Our Values


We are team players, encouraging each other to be proactive and collaborative.


We make things as simple as possible, streamlining communication for both clients and colleagues.


We are quick to adapt to change, helping each other to stay focused and to respond in an agile way.


We ask questions, seek answers and empower each other to challenge the norm.


We are kind and cheerful and, no matter what happens, we stay true to ourselves.


Qualifications bought and paid for

By joining as a trainee, we’ll cover the costs of all your exams.

Learn while you earn

You’ll be employed, so you’ll earn a proper wage while you study.

Qualify in 5 years

If all goes to plan, you’ll be a fully qualified accountant in five years.

Happy employees

“Harold Sharp offers flexibility and progression. The company has great values and the people are also lovely!”

Cat Lavelle, Payroll specialist

Begin your journey

Apply Now


On 1 September 2024, we will open the recruitment window for the below roles.

Please note: we can now only accommodate a February start date (September 2025 intake also full).

–  Graduate  Apprenticeship (ACA) (Feb 2025 intake)

– School Leaver Apprenticeship (AAT) (Feb 2025 intake)

To apply, email your CV to Amie Wilson at

For more information about our graduate apprenticeship opportunities, please visit our Graduates page. 


Need more career info?

Take a chance on your accounting career and look at all we have to offer. We’ve got job openings and a variety of different areas that you can move forward. We help all business people make decisions, navigate their choices and advise them of opportunities. Join us!