Graduate scheme


Qualify as an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA) and launch into a world of lucrative opportunities in accounting, business and beyond.

  • qualify for more than accountancy
  • earn the prestigious CA designation
  • unlock global opportunities
  • competitive salaries and job security

ICAS is the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. We’re proud of our roots, but now train all over the UK and provide a globally recognised qualification.

The prestigious ‘CA’ tag indicates that an accountant has reached the highest level, undertaken the ICAS programme of rigorous training and examinations in accountancy, business and ethics, and committed to a process of continuous professional development.

Qualify for business and beyond

The CA is a complete business qualification that’s highly respected internationally, so you could go on to work anywhere in the world, at the highest levels of accountancy, finance and business, at a charity, government body or cutting-edge tech firm.

Furthermore, for those with an entrepreneurial streak, becoming a CA provides the key skills to launch a successful business.

The ICAS CA qualifies you for a range of professions including:

  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Competitive salaries and job security

The variety of roles the ICAS CA qualifies you for, and the constant need for top-level accountants, means that chartered accountancy is a highly recession-proof profession with fantastic long-term prospects.

There will always be a demand for the skills of CAs in business. ICAS CAs in their early career average salaries between £29k – £65k.

Classroom study and paid training

  • 3-year duration
  • Invaluable practical experience
  • Earn while you learn
  • Supported study and exams

The route to CA qualification usually takes three years. Whilst studying and passing exams with us, you’ll also work a training agreement with an ICAS-authorised employer. This approach allows you to quickly put your newfound theoretical skills to the practical test, gain invaluable real-world experience and earn a competitive salary.

We offer an array of training opportunities, with everyone from small local companies to large multinationals, and learning and exams are delivered across the UK through a flexible blend of online and face-to-face support and resources.

We’re committed to helping our students gain high pass rates so, no matter where or how you train, you’ll receive the first-class ICAS experience.


  • ambitious and self-motivated?
  • looking to launch an extraordinary career?
  • no accountancy experience necessary

Our trainees come from a variety of backgrounds, because in order to become an ICAS CA you aren’t required to have any previous experience in accountancy or business.

All you need is a good degree pass, (all types accepted, including international degrees), an interest in business, a commitment to hard work, and the ambition to launch a truly extraordinary career. Find out more at


The first step to becoming a CA is to apply for a training agreement with an ICAS-authorised employer, and the entry requirements vary per employer, so it’s worth checking these before applying.

You can browse our current training vacancies at the dedicated ICAS job site or click the Apply button.

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