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Work experience placements are a great way to build on your skills and gain an insight into the working world. Our work experience offering is an opportunity for you to get a better understanding of what we do and to see if a career in accountancy is for you. 

Here at Thomas Westcott, we offer unpaid work experience opportunities for those over school leaving age from schools, colleges and universities that are local to our offices, however all applications are considered. Our work experience ranges from a minimum of a week to a maximum of three weeks, with a number of our existing team joining us in permanent employment having completing this offering at an earlier stage in their career.

How to Apply?

The application process is very similar to what our job applicants go through as this allows you to get vital recruitment experience. 

If you are interested in a work experience placement, please email with your CV and a covering letter which needs to include the following information:

  • Which office(s) and department(s) you would like to be considered for;
  • When (dates) and for how long (from one to three weeks) you would like the experience;
  • What you wish to get from the experience and your long-term career aspirations; 
  • Why you feel you would be suitable for a work experience opportunity with us.

Due to the volume of work experience requests, we regrettably are not able to accommodate or reply to every application. We will however normally contact you usually within 4 weeks of the date of your work experience application if we are to progress you further to an interview and test stage.

Being a trainee at Thomas Westcott meant that I received 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 had the opportunity to travel and meet a range of clients across Devon and further afield. Whether I was working in audit, accounts preparation or tax, I was made to feel like a valued member of the team. close quote
Cate Davey, Former Trainee Chartered Accountant