Placement of a Tax Trainee, Boutique Accountancy Firm, Birmingham


The candidate was actively seeking a new opportunity as there was no room for progression at their current firm and was seeking advice on which route to take.

Charles worked closely with the candidate to assess their position and the opportunities that were best suited to their long term career prospects.

“My new trainee role will provide me with the qualifications and experience to progress my career in the right direction which is exactly what I was looking for.”


During the initial meeting with the candidate, we were able to build an understanding of their current position, what they were looking for in their next role and, more importantly, the direction of their career.

The candidate was looking for an entry level role to train in tax with an accountancy firm or tax specialist.

We were then in a position to identify appropriate opportunities that matched the candidates requirements.

“Adlestrop provided me with only the best opportunities that suited me and my career aspirations.

"I met with Charles to discuss my background and the direction I wanted to take my career in. He suggested a select number of opportunities to me and spoke with the companies to see if I would fit their requirements.”

We pride ourselves on working closely with our candidates to ensure they are fully prepared for interviews and conversations with potential employers.

Investing this time is paramount to successful interviews, providing a background on the firm and the senior individuals. This sets candidates at ease and provides an insight into what to expect.

“Before any meetings with potential employers, Adlestrop provided useful tips and suggested questions for me to ask - this ensured I was thoroughly prepared.

"After hearing I was successful in my first interview for my new role, Charles met up with me to go through the assessment centre process and reassure me about any questions I had.

We were delighted to have found the ideal role for the candidate to begin their tax career.


This role will provide our candidate with a great platform to build a career in the world of tax and undertake further qualifications; a good grounding in basic tax experience and knowledge.

They will have the ability to work on a wide range of clients and gain some excellent exposure to all areas of tax.

“I am very pleased with my new role and I am really looking forward to seeing what the future brings.

I could not have asked for better support. This is the first time I have moved jobs and some of the process was new to me. Having the reassurance from Charles made the whole experience much simpler and smoother than it would have been on my own.

Hopefully I will be staying in my new role for a while but if I decide to move again, I would definitely consider using Adlestrop Consulting again.”

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