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Pack your bag and break your boots in. Our backpacker internship scheme is a four-stop programme that’ll give you an insight into various business areas. You could be in any team from Wealth Management, Corporate Finance to Tax. It’s one key purpose is discovering your strengths.
Apply if you’re...
Interested in accounting & finance but not sure where to start.
How long is it for?
12 months. Each quarter you’ll rotate into a different team getting stuck in with various pieces of work.
What you'll be up to
Our backpacker internship scheme has been designed for people at all levels who thrive in tough environments. It’s a four-stop programme that’ll give you an insight into various business areas with one key purpose – discovering your strengths.
By discovering your strengths, you’ll be able to identify the career path that’s best for you. Throughout the 12 months you’ll rotate around different teams getting stuck in with various pieces of work. And at the end of the programme, we then review feedback with your personal preference to find a match for the next step in your career.
You should apply if...
You’re interested in accounting and finance but not sure where to start. Anyone can be a Backpacker, but you’ll need to be resilient and dynamic with a hands-on approach to learning.
Benefits, benefits, more benefits
If you’re successful, you’ll join us on Monday 30th July 2018. You’ll spend the first three to four days in a PKF Cooper Parry induction, which will set you up for the journey ahead. We’ll give you an overview of the whole business and let you know how to really make an impact.
You’ll then go into your first rotational team and get stuck in straight away. You’ll be given bundles of opportunities to work with industry experts and lead on your own mini-projects. It won’t always be easy guiding your way through PKF Cooper Parry. Fortunately, you’ll be joined by a diverse group of current and alumni backpackers who’ll give you handy tips and tricks to work your way through it.
Check out some feedback from our 2017/18 interns.
How do I apply?
Applications open at the start of October and close at the end of the December. The application process will take eight weeks (after the closing date) subject to demand.
We ask that you submit a tailored CV which reflects your unique character. See our guidelines for more details. If successful you’ll then be invited to complete a video interview. In the later stages of the process we’ll evaluate logical and numerical ability through short, snappy online games following by a final half day assessment centre.
Who’s the Backpacker (Intern) programme for?
Anyone! There’s no restrictions or entry requirements, just be sure you know our culture and it’s a fit.
Can I apply to the Backpacker (Intern) and Jet-setter (Trainee) programme?
The short answer is no. You must decide between a tailored Audit/Tax programme or a rotational exploratory internship.
HOW DO I APPLY
Send us a tailored CV
Applications for all of our 2018 programmes have now closed. Best of luck to all of those who have applied. Applications will re-open in October for our 2019 opportunities.
30th July 2018