Apply now: Undergraduate Placement 2023-24

As a modern, progressive practice, Alexander Knight & Co is always on the lookout for future talent.

Applications are now open for Accounting undergraduates to join our dynamic team – on a 9 or 12-month paid placement as part of their degree course – and discover what it’s really like to work in public practice.

Gain hands-on experience, build a network of contacts and get advice from our expert mentors. If you perform well, you could be given the opportunity to join one of our Graduate training programmes that will help you kick-start your professional career.

At Alexander Knight & Co, you’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential.

Our placement programme allows you to experience working in the accounting and business advisory team alongside current trainees and experienced members of the firm. You’ll get involved in client work from the start and get the chance to learn about different types of businesses from varying industry sectors.

This hands-on early experience is invaluable as you take the next steps in your career. You’ll also benefit from on-the-job training from more senior members of the team and gain access to our internal training courses that will help you develop in the role.

Candidate Requirements

  • Polite & professional manner.
  • Smart appearance.
  • Bright & articulate – able to engage with colleagues & clients appropriately, with ease & confidence.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated & keen to learn & progress within a professional environment.
  • Punctual, reliable, responsible, conscientious & trustworthy.
  • High level of numeracy & literacy essential.
  • Excellent organisational skills & consistent, accurate & analytical working methods.
  • Effective time management, strong communication skills & a high level of attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently & as part of a team.

3 A-levels A*-B (or equivalent)
Predicted degree 2:1 or higher


  1. Review of your CV and a brief covering letter.

Please send this to Alison Spier (

(Only successful candidates will receive a reply)


  1. An invitation to an interview & integrated competency test


  1. Acceptance onto our 2023 Undergraduate Placement



Alexander Knight & Co is an equal opportunities employer and no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

All candidates will only be assessed in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role expected. Only successful applicants will be invited to the next stage consisting of an interview and assessment.