Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO is set to recruit a record number of new trainees in the South East this year.
Applications are now open for 60 new roles which will be based across the firm's two offices in Gatwick and Guildford and split across four key programmes: graduate, apprenticeship, summer school and summer intern.
The majority of both apprentice and graduate trainees are able to undertake a level-7 apprenticeship programme - a qualification equivalent to a master's degree.
This news comes just months after it was announced that a third of BDO's regional workforce had been promoted in the last three years.
Anna Draper, partner and head of BDO LLP in the South East said:
"We are really pleased to announce our plans to recruit a record number of new trainees for 2020, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to invest in people. We're proud to attract dynamic and forward-thinking trainees who share our ambitions and will become 'advisers of the future'.
"The most rewarding part of my role is seeing our people succeed in their own careers and thriving in our dynamic and supportive culture.
"The accountancy profession has long been an advocate of apprenticeships. BDO wants to see the government continue to support this route into work to increase the number and quality of apprenticeship places on offer - this in turn will help address the UK skills and productivity gap."
BDO recently announced its annual revenues and profit had increased by a quarter to £578m and £134m respectively. In the last six months 400 trainees and eight new partners have joined the firm.