MHA Leading with Ambition- National Work Experience Programme- Swansea

Date: 27 May 2024

Location: Swansea, Wales, GB, SA7 9FG

Company: MHA

MHA Leading with Ambition- National Work Experience Programme- Swansea


The MHA Leading with Ambition National Work Experience programme is designed for Year 12 students looking for a week’s work experience placement with a leading professional service firm. The programme provides opportunities to expand students’ knowledge of professional services, explore a variety of departments including accounts, audit and, tax as well as learn more about the fantastic opportunities available at MHA.  


Who are we?  


We're a dedicated team of like-minded accountancy professionals. Our clients range from top fashion retailers, leisure & hospitality businesses to renewable energy enterprises and we get involved in issues that affect gaming developers and motorsports engineers. 


We are ranked among the UK’s top 15 accountancy firms, combining high levels of technical expertise with the kind of personal service often only found in smaller firms. 


In 2020, we won the Best Advisory Services category of the new Business Resilience Awards, organised by Accountancy Age. Previously, we won National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards, we internationally re-branded, and we grew substantially with a few high-profile mergers. 



What will I do?  


As part of the programme, you can expect to be involved in a variety of tasks/sessions including shadowing staff in various departments including audit, accounts, and tax to gain insights into what a career in different departments would look like. You will also get a better picture of what the route to becoming a chartered accountant and/or tax advisor will look like. 


You will also be involved in group projects giving you the opportunity to enhance your teamwork skills and improve your confidence. Also, as part of the programme you will be involved in an employability session to help you understand and practice elements of our Early Careers selection process. You’ll get to discover more about the culture, work, and values of MHA as well as what you would be doing if you return to MHA in a full-time position. 


In addition to this, you will have access to our national training system, and we have designed some learning pathways that will help you to build your skills.  


Once you complete the programme, you will receive a certificate and a digital badge that you can use as a reference to boost your employability, whether you decide to apply for an apprenticeship or go to university and apply for graduate schemes in the future. Furthermore, if you will successfully complete the programme and decide to apply for our apprenticeship opportunities in the future, we will be able to fast track your application subject to your performance during the programme and our apprenticeship eligibility criteria.


Where can I do the Work Experience? 


We currently offer work experience opportunities in the following UK offices:


  • London 
  • Thames Valley (Maidenhead) 
  • Maidstone 
  • Milton Keynes 
  • Swansea
  • Leicester 
  • Birmingham 
  • Peterborough
  • Kendal
  • Lancaster


Duration: Monday 1st of July- Friday 5th of July 


Eligibility Criteria? 


To be eligible for MHA’s Leading with Ambition work experience programme you must: 


  • Currently be a Year 12 student, studying towards A-Levels or equivalent,  
  • Be considering a career in professional services in the future, 
  • Obtain consent from school or college to undertake the work experience, 
  • Be prepared to complete an application form and if successful a short online interview, 


We work closely with Access Accountancy, a collective of firms committed to improving access to the accounting profession and offering work experience to students from a lower socio-economic background.  


We have allocated some places to students that meet the following criteria: 


  • attend a state school or college, 
  • and are (or have been) eligible for free school meals, 
  • or would be the first member of their immediate family to attend university, 


How to apply? 


The work experience programme is office based, and therefore you will need to apply to an office which you could easily commute to. Our window to complete the application form is now open and closes on June 21st. The application window may close earlier depending on number of applications and therefore we would advise you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 


Please note we will not be able to offer the programme in locations that are not listed and that this is an unpaid work experience programme. That said we do provide lunch throughout the week as well as reimburse your travel costs.

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.


Req ID: 1343