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FAQs

Graduate FAQ's

Applicants for the AAT Entry Level route need to have at least 2 A-Levels at C grade or higher. Equivalent qualifications, such as NVQ or Access courses may also be considered. If you are unsure you have the right qualifications, email us at careers@cbw.co.uk

Applicants wanting to be considered for the Graduate ACA Trainee will need to have 3 A-Levels equalling 280 UCAS points and a degree grade of 2:1 or higher. Conventional degree subjects outside of business and finance would be considered.

The first round of interviews is conducted by CBW’s external recruitment partner, House Recruitment.

Second stage interviews are conducted at CBW’s offices by one of our General Practice Directors and our HR Advisor.

Candidates who reach the third and final stage of the interview process get to spend the day at CBW’s offices. The day is split into two parts and the shortlisted candidates are also split into two groups. Group 1 spends the morning in our General Practice Department meeting with current trainees, asking questions and finding out exactly what training with CBW is all about.

Group 2 spend the morning presenting a pre-prepared presentation to CBW’s recruitment team which consist of HR, a selection of Partners and members of the General Practice Team. The topic for the presentation is given prior to the day and changes every year, past topics include – My Favourite Thing and Why I want to be an Accountant.

Pizza is ordered for lunch and a selection of staff and partners from the General Practice team join the candidates and recruitment team for an informal lunch. In the afternoon Groups 1 and 2 swap over so that Group 1 presents to the recruitment team and Group 2 spend time in the General Practice Department meeting with current graduates.

The preliminary tests are a mixture of English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. They are designed to ensure all candidates have the relevant skills in Maths, English and problem solving. All of the test are web based and can be completed remotely on line.

CBW has incorporated a very open approach within its culture, which is supported further by the open planned layout of the modern office space. All of the CBW team, including Partners, work within the open planned structure. There are various breakout areas for meetings or quiet working and the lunch room is equipped with a TV and fuse ball table.

Members of the CBW team are encouraged to have an input in shaping CBW for the future, any ideas the team have are welcomed and incorporated within CBW’s structure moving forward. If you are looking for

Experience Hire FAQ's

Your application will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt. We will review your application against the criteria set out in the job description. If short-listed, you will be contacted for a first stage interview.

Interviews are conducted at CBW’s offices by the line manager of the specific vacancy and a member of our HR team.

CBW has incorporated a very open approach within its culture, which is supported further by the open planned layout of the modern office space. All of the CBW team, including Partners, work within the open planned structure. There are various breakout areas for meetings or quiet working and the lunch room is equipped with a TV and fuse ball table.

Members of the CBW team are encouraged to have an input in shaping CBW for the future, any ideas the team have are welcomed and incorporated within CBW’s structure moving forward. If you are looking for somewhere to start your career then you could not choose a better place to do so, but don’t just take our word for it, have a look through the testimonials written by some of the CBW team.

Staff may be eligible to receive assistance from CBW to complete a professional qualification. The course applied for must be relevant to the individual’s role. Any request must have approval from the employee’s direct line manager.

CBW may be able to provide the following assistance:

The fees for the approved course of tuition;
Time off with pay to study for the relevant examinations, as approved by the HR Director;
The examination fee, including exemption fees where applicable;
Time off with pay to sit the examination.

CBW place a lot of importance on the development of staff. Every year staff are required to complete a Career Development Plan as part of the appraisal process. If it was agreed between you and your manager that completing a specific course, attending a particular conference or reading a certain publication would benefit you then this would be supported.

Does CBW cover membership subscription fees to professional bodies?

This would depend on whether membership to a particular professional body was directly related to your role at CBW. If so, then it is likely that CBW would pay for your membership.

Aside from support for your professional development, we offer staff:

  • season ticket loans
  • BUPA healthcare cover
  • a cycle to work scheme
  • childcare vouchers
  • pension

Please refer to our ‘Working at CBW’ section’ which provides more insight into the culture of our firm.