Lloyd Dowson

Gold - Go Lloyd Dowson Programme

Start your Career with the GOLD programme – Go Lloyd Dowson!

Our ‘Golden Opportunities with Lloyd Dowson’ (GOLD) Programme is designed to encourage school leavers to join the Lloyd Dowson team. It will introduce you into the world of work with help, guidance and advice every step of the way within a supportive and positive working environment. 

But don’t just think that you have to go to university to gain qualifications within this industry. At Lloyd Dowson you can earn while you learn with this fantastic opportunity. Young people are encouraged to apply as it offers unique training on the job and support from people who are already in the industry. Unlike university, you will experience and learn the key skills relevant to the position and apply the theories taught on a daily basis.

With a variety of paths of progression that can be taken, this is perfect for school leavers as you can make an independent choice on your future and by speaking to experienced colleagues you can find the right position at Lloyd Dowson for you. 

Callum Irvine joined the Lloyd Dowson Team following work experience with the firm. He describes his career journey. 

Callum's Career Journey 

I was given the opportunity to take part in work experience with Lloyd Dowson whilst studying for my A-Levels. During this time, the team at Lloyd Dowson had helped me to decide that my career choice was in Accountancy. I applied for the AAT Level 2 college course and after interviews at Lloyd Dowson I began my journey as an Accountant with their brilliant team. The college course is during an evening, which is great as I can apply the theory taught to practical scenarios at work. I wish to continue employment with Lloyd Dowson to progress my career as they offer many opportunities as a local employer.

“Every day is different at Lloyd Dowson”

Jessica's Career Journey 

After finishing my A Levels and starting AAT Level 2, I applied for a job at Lloyd Dowson where I was given the opportunity to start training as an accountant. I then went on to complete AAT Level 3 and Level 4. I studied all 3 levels at college, one day a week, which I found beneficial as I could apply what I was learning whilst gaining experience in the working environment.

There are never two days the same at Lloyd Dowson, each day offers a variety of work, including VAT returns, accounts preparation and auditing for a range of different businesses. The team at Lloyd Dowson are forward thinking and are very helpful when it comes to training. I am now working towards becoming ACA qualified with the support of Lloyd Dowson.

Your commitment to us:

  • Work closely with team members
  • A real desire to develop your knowledge and skills
  • Listen to feedback and act upon it
  • Contribute to the process of target setting

Our commitment to you:

  • An assigned mentor, an experienced person who you can turn to 
  • Resources to help further your learning
  • Regular feedback from Senior team members and Directors
  • Opportunities to set goals and targets for the future

 Still having doubts about gaining your qualifications without attending university?  Don’t just take it from us, take it from one of the most successful people at Lloyd Dowson who has embarked on a similar journey, Simon Nuttall.

Simon has been at the practice since he was 18 and since then has gained over 20 years of experience in all areas of accountancy, taxation and business consultancy.  He is now a director share holder at the practice and with our expertise, which is respected by fellow professionals alike there is no reason why you can’t hit the highs that Simon has reached whilst being with the firm.   


If you are interested in some work experience with Lloyd Dowson then please contact Vanessa Rowbottom on 01262 602456 for further details.  

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