Whether you’re at school completing your A levels, looking for some formal, paid work experience over the summer, or you're looking for a graduate role for when you complete your degree, we offer a number of entry routes to an exciting career.

At Smith & Williamson we have been providing financial advice to clients for over 100 years. Today, we are unique in the market, offering investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services as well as private banking.

And it’s not just the breadth of our expertise that makes us stand out. Professional practices, corporates, non-profit organisations and individuals value the premium we put on our client relationships. People are the cornerstone of our business - and that includes our employees.

To provide the service our clients expect we know our trusted business advisers need an empowering and supportive work environment.

With 13 offices and global reach through membership of Nexia International, we’re big enough to be competitive. Yet our size means you’ll be part of a friendly, enthusiastic team – and get to know colleagues across the firm.

Your career is our future

That’s why we are committed to developing trusted business advisers who can really fulfil our clients’ potential. Whether you're starting your career as a trainee join us and you’ll see just why the difference is clear at Smith & Williamson.


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We offer a range of summer internship programmes and industrial placements.


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Our structured graduate training programmes produce the future’s brightest accountants, tax advisers and investment managers.


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Smith & Williamson fully sponsor all essential training programmes and support you throughout achieving your qualifications.


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