ICAS Training Contract

We are committed to long-term career development, and provide a supportive training environment.

ICAS Training Contract

Each year we seek to recruit a number of graduates to enter three-year CA training contracts based in either our audit and accountancy or tax departments.

We are committed to each trainee’s long-term career development, and provide a supportive training environment. We pay for the cost of all classes and first-sitting exam fees, and offer contractual paid study and exam leave as recommended by ICAS. We want our CA students to pass exams first time, and the majority are successful. However, if something does go wrong for someone with potential, we will provide additional support to achieve a favourable outcome.

Our CA students undertake a variety of client assignments. Exposure to larger and more complex assignments increases progressively in line with experience and ability.

Each year we advertise on the ICAS website, usually in September, and applicants can apply online via ICAS, or directly through our website. We aim to conclude our recruitment by December annually.

Meston Reid & Co is an Authorised Training Office for CA Student Education - period 2021 to 2025

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I apply?

    Applications should be made online via the ICAS website or directly through our website.

  • Is there a deadline for applications?

    Yes. Please check the ICAS website for details, typically this is the start of November annually.

  • When will I hear from Meston Reid?

    We will acknowledge all applications by email and once the closing deadline has passed we aim to be in contact within 28 days.

  • What is the format of the interview?

    Our interview process is generally discussion based and is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and for you to learn more about us. Your first interview will be with one of our managers and if you are shortlisted for a second interview, it will be with a manager and one of our partners.

  • What type of work will I be doing?

    Our ICAS students undertake a variety of client assignments. We allocate assignments to staff in a way which matches an individual’s experience to the size and nature of each job. We aim to provide a supportive learning environment in which a person’s exposure to larger and more complex assignments increases gradually in line with the level of their experience.

  • I have a particular interest in one discipline; will this be taken into account?

    Please let us know if you would like to gain more experience in a specific department as we will take this into consideration.

  • Do I get holidays?

    Yes, you will accrue holidays in the same manner as any other member of our team in addition to prescribed study and examination leave. Historically many of our students have supplemented study leave by using holiday days, this is however a matter of personal preference and not prescriptive.

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