Whichever position you apply for, the selection process is the same.

Application Process


Minimum academic criteria
You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grade 9-4) including at least a level 6 in Mathematics and 5 in English, 120 UCAS Tariff points or equivalent plus an expectation of at least a 2.1 degree classification in any discipline, with consistently strong module results throughout your degree. (The UCAS Tariff points are achieved from your top three A-levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies, EPQ and Critical Thinking, completed in the same academic year.)

If you have a 2:2 degree classification, please contact anna@hatgroup.co.uk to discuss.

If you pass the aptitude test, we will invite you to complete a recorded video interview. This is your opportunity to bring your application to life. If you do well in this, you will then be invited to attend a live zoom interview. This interview is a competency-based interview testing areas such as communication, commitment to the career and teamwork and it will take around 40 minutes.

If you perform strongly at interview, you will be recommended to those member firms to which we believe you would be best suited. You will then be required to visit them for a second and final interview, so completing the selection procedure.

Please note, we cannot consider your application unless you have the right to work in the UK now and in the future. We also cannot consider any applications from those that have already started their ACA/ACCA studies.

Information about the qualifications:
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


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