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BrightStart Apprenticeship

Programme Overview

A professional career without a degree? A proper salary whilst you’re still learning? A structured career path when you want to be in control? A social life when you’re working hard? Listen to your gut; what’s really right for you? Having it all might just be possible. Find out how on our BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship programme.

What you need

Academic Requirements

You will need to have obtained or studying towards at least 260 UCAS points (pre 2018 A level, or equivalent, results) or at least 104 UCAS points (2018 A level, or equivalent, results). You must have achieved at least a grade 4 (C) in English language and at least a grade 6 (B) in Maths in your GCSEs.

Our requirements vary for a few specialist roles and therefore before you apply we recommend that you review the specific academic requirements on the vacancy job description.

Application Deadline

All our BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship vacancies will close on 15th March 2019, with the exception of Belfast BrightStart Higher Apprentice vacancies which will close 21st December 2018. Vacancies may close ahead of the published dates, so we encourage all applicants to apply early.

Quick Links

To discover more on our selection process, eligibility criteria and FAQs click on the links below

Career Paths

Can you get better quality out when you put less time in? How can artificial intelligence make us more naturally creative? Can standardisation inspire individuality? We’re reinventing the future of audit and assurance; are you ready to make change happen?

To discover more about a career Audit & Assurance click here

Please see below any job descriptions for roles we are recruiting for:

Risk Advisory - Public Sector

Audit and Assurance

Audit and Assurance Pensions Audit Centre of Excellence - Belfast

Does a business need to be driven by passion in order to make money? When is it better to go with your heart not your head? Why does cutting something down to size make it grow faster? And is that always the case? Intrigued to know more? Then why not join us.

To discover more about a career in Business & Financial Advisory click here

Financial Advisory - Restructuring Services

Financial Advisory - Mergers & Acquisitions

Today’s world is more complex, disruptive, technology-based and interconnected than ever before. Which means companies are more exposed to failure and exploitation, to theft, fraud and abuse. It’s our job to help clients limit this exposure. We help them make intelligent decisions about their infrastructure, technology, processes and people, working on challenging projects to help mitigate the risks they are exposed to. Keeping our clients safe, secure and one step ahead.

To discover more about a career in Cyber clickhere

Please see below any job descriptions for roles we are recruiting for:

Risk Advisory

The commercial world is constantly changing. Every day, our clients face new regulations, shifting legislation and fluctuating economic and financial risk. We’re here to help them manage all this, and succeed despite it too. This career is not just about following legislation and the market, but delivering effective solutions that are easy to understand and even easier to action.

To discover more about a career in Governance, Risk and Regulation click here

Risk Advisory

Business Risk & Security Management (BRSM)

It’s people that are a company’s greatest asset. And it’s our role to help clients maximise the potential of theirs. We advise on everything from talent to organisational priorities. And on complex financial and political issues, such as immigration, pensions and executive reward structures. There are so many different areas you can be involved in, a colourful career is yours for the taking.

To discover more about a career in Human Capital click here

Consulting - Human Capital

How far can human intelligence take us? How fast and how far we can push technology? Where is the limit? Will you be among the people to find out? Are you ready to make happen what has yet to be imagined? We’re leading the way; come with us?

To discover more about a career in Strategy & Operations click here

Please see below the job descriptions for roles we are recruiting for:

Strategy and Operations

What name would you give a team robot? How can you determine tax liability by taste? Does morality matter? How can there be so many different right answers to one question? Are you up for more than filing returns? Welcome to the future of tax consultancy.

To discover more about a career in Tax Consulting click here

Please see below the job descriptions for roles we are recruiting for:

Tax Consulting

Tax Consulting – Tax Preparation Team, BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship

How far can human intelligence take us? How fast and how far we can push technology? Where is the limit? Will you be among the people to find out? Are you ready to make happen what has yet to be imagined? We’re leading the way; come with us?

To discover more about a career in Technology click here

Please see below the job descriptions for roles we are recruiting for:

Risk Advisory

Consulting - Technology

Extended Enterprise Risk Management - Technology Specialism

Financial Advisory - Forensic Technology - Product Solutions