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We can accommodate a variety of work experience placements.

The most popular requests are for:

  • One or two week unpaid placements for school pupils, of compulsory school age*
  • Summer placements for students between A-Levels and University or during their studies at University
  • Industrial Placements as part of a University degree

As you can appreciate, there is high demand for work experience placements with us and therefore a place is not guaranteed. For Summer and Industrial placements we would expect applicants to be on route to achieve the academic requirements for our Graduate Training Program. That is 3 A Levels (1A, 2Bs or above) and a 2.1 (or above) degree in a relevant discipline or the equivalent.

If you are interested in a work experience placement with Thomas Westcott please email Tracey Tyerman at with your CV, along with a covering letter providing information about yourself and your aspirations, details of which offices you would be interested in working at and details of your available dates.

Alternatively you may send this information by post to: HR Department, Thomas Westcott, 26-28 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1NS or telephone 01392 288 555.

*Please note we are unable to offer unpaid work experience placements to applicants above compulsory school age as this is not lawful. 

Being a trainee at Thomas Westcott means that I receive the first class training of a top 50 firm, while benefitting from being given more responsibility and a greater breadth of experience than many accountancy firms offer. As part of the audit team, I have had the opportunity to travel and meet a range of clients across Devon and further afield. Whether I’m working in audit, accounts preparation or tax, I am made to feel like a valued member of the team. close quote
Cate Davey, Trainee Chartered Accountant