Mazars Graduate Schemes
Graduate jobs at Mazars start in September each year. There are four main graduate schemes available at Mazars:
- Chartered Accountancy
- Actuarial Services
- Financial Planning
Chartered Accountancy Training Scheme
Mazars recruit about 100 people each year to train to become chartered accountants. The firm support you through your exams, which usually takes three years. You’ll work primarily in audit, but will be exposed to other areas such as tax, assurance and advisory services.
Actuarial Services Training Scheme
The firm recruits two people each year to join their actuarial business. The scheme includes support and study leave to help you qualify as a fellow of the Institute or Faculty of Actuaries. You will be involved in a broad range of assignments including life, general and health insurance, and consulting in pensions and investments.
Mazars Financial Planning Training Scheme
Mazars take on five people to join our financial planning business. You'll study for your Financial Planning Certificate (two years) and then go on to gain full financial adviser status in five years with the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate (AFPC). To begin with, you’ll work as a ‘financial planning assistant’ supporting one of the firm's financial advisers with their portfolio of private and corporate clients.
Tax Training Scheme
On this scheme, you’ll train to become a member of the Chartered Tax Association and will be fully supported through your exams. You’ll also gain experience supporting corporate and personal tax clients.
Graduate applicants are expected to have:
- An obtained or expected 2:1 or first-class degree
- 280 UCAS points from any one year (not including General Studies)
- Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English Language
If you have (or are expecting) a 2:2 in your degree, you can still apply. However, you’ll need to show evidence of particularly strong achievements in a different area. If there were extenuating circumstances that affected your result, make sure you tell the firm so that they can take these into account.
There is one exception. Because of the mathematical nature of Actuarial Services, you’ll need to have:
- An obtained or expected 2:1 or first class degree in a mathematical discipline (Maths, Statistics, Economics or a degree with a substantial mathematical content)
- 320 UCAS points with grade A in a mathematical discipline
Your training starts with a one-week residential course where you will be introduced to Mazars. You will meet senior partners and talk about what you want from the training scheme. You will find out about auditing techniques, client handling, problem-solving and how to deal with fraud and money laundering.
Graduate trainees are able to spend time working in offices all around the world, including France, Spain, US and Australia.
Secondments are popular. You will need to perform well once you start work at the firm and have adequate language skills to be able to spend time on secondment.