Azets has announced plans to recruit 213 graduates and school leavers as trainees, all of whom are due to start this August.
In total, Azets will have 975 students studying professional qualifications.
Azets said it is able to offer a “varied career path” for joiners, with the option to work across different parts of the country and to specialise in different aspects of accounting and business advisory, from general practice and tax to corporate finance, trade, and restructuring.
The school leaver route at Azets, is a six year programme that includes two apprenticeship programmes leading to the student becoming qualified in their AAT and then moving onto their chartered accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CTA or ICAS).
Alternatively, the graduate route is a three or four year programme where students study toward their chartered accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CTA or ICAS).
David Whitson-Black, group head of talent development for Azets, said: “It has been a tough year for all of us and as we start to move out of our various lockdowns and our economy starts to pick up again, we are more committed than ever in our investment in people and to developing the talent of the younger generation.
“More and more young people find themselves struggling to find good jobs since the pandemic and I am excited we are able to kickstart the careers of so many and offer them a bright and interesting future.”
He added: “Investing in our people and their careers is a key strategy for Azets, benefiting them as well as positioning the company well for the future, as we continue with our ambitious plans to grow the business and deliver a service of outstanding professional quality, that is both personalised and localised.”