I joined Dixon Wilson in 2022 after graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Spanish and Business Management. When I was applying for a training contract Dixon Wilson stood out for me because trainees are given exposure to a wide range of accountancy disciplines with private and corporate clients.
The training contract is very well structured with time clearly divided between weeks in college and weeks working in the office across several disciplines including accounts, audit and tax. I have enjoyed being given more responsibility as my confidence has grown. Trainees work on tasks for senior colleagues who I have always found to be approachable and willing to provide regular feedback. I feel that my personal development is supported and encouraged.
Dixon Wilson is very supportive with the busy exam schedule and trainees are encouraged to form a strong sense of community which means we all support each other with our study for the ACA qualification.
I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of working towards the ACA qualification in a firm that is fast-paced and exciting. Trainees are expected to work hard but the firm has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and there is an expectation that we should have a good work-life balance. The firm offers plenty of social events where trainees can get to know more senior colleagues on a social level. There is also a busy sporting calendar which includes fixtures against other firms which are very enjoyable.