School leavers

Join a real accounting community

Taking care of our own

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

You’ll join as a trainee and get inducted into the Harold Sharp team. We’ll do some team building and general activities to warm you up 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 Level 4 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


Sharing ideas through collaborating is how we always do our best work.


Make things as simple as possible to streamline how we communicate.


We stand tall against disruption, helping each other to stay focused.


Ask questions, seek answers, and analyse wherever we can.


Be kind, be cheerful, and no matter what happens, always be yourself.


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 empolees

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

Cat Lavelle, Payroll specialist

Begin your journey

Appy Now

We are currently recruiting for our February 2025 intake:

– School leaver apprenticeship (AAT)

– Graduate accounts apprenticeship (ACA)

To apply, email your CV to

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’ll help all business people make decisions, navigate their choices and advise them of opportunities.