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What are the working hours at William Buck?

There are core hours you are expected to be present at work, however, flexibility is key. There will be peak periods when you will need to put in a little extra.

Conversely, we understand that there will be times when you need a longer lunch, or to leave early to attend a personal appointment and offer flexibility around this.

How would you describe the culture at William Buck?

William Buck offers a dynamic and fun environment. Our people work hard and enjoy spending social time together.

We place a great deal of emphasis on ensuring we employ people who “fit”. This means that everyone enjoys each other’s company and the team works in a supportive manner. Team members inevitably develop close friendships with their colleagues, which is demonstrated by employees choosing to socialise together outside of work hours.

What is the work / life balance like at William Buck?

We believe in “work hard / play hard”. If you work consistently during the core business hours and achieve the things you need to during the day, you should go home and enjoy your life outside work.

Naturally, there will always be deadlines and peak times which will require a little extra effort, but this will be balanced out by periods when you are less busy and can manage your workload within core hours.

How is my performance reviewed?

We conduct formal performance reviews every six months, during which your performance is assessed in line with the William Buck competency framework. However, your work is constantly being reviewed and you will receive feedback on a day-to-day basis.

What training and development programs are offered?

Training is an integral part of what we do to ensure all our people are performing to the best of their ability, so we offer in-house training across a range of areas.

We support the Chartered Accountants Program. We offer generous support for the program including course fees, study and exam leave.

Our post graduate study policy also encourages people to undertake further study once they have completed the CA Program.

How is William Buck involved in the community?

Supporting community projects and partnering with likeminded organisations and socially responsible charities enables us to have a far-reaching positive impact, changing the lives of our people, clients and wider community. You can find out more information on what we’re doing to give back here.

What does William Buck seek in its employees?

Being successful in becoming a member of the William Buck team is not based on academic results alone. We seek highly motivated, well-rounded individuals who possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with an ability to display a preference to work and learn in a strong team environment.

What is William Buck's expectation of graduates?

We expect that you will be motivated and keen to be part of the William Buck team. You will work hard to learn and to develop and improve your skills. You will be surrounded by people who can answer your questions and we will expect you to use your initiative to seek out information and resolve problems.

Do I need to have experience as an accountant?

We do not expect that our graduates will have any prior experience. You will have a degree, which provides you with the theory. It’s our job to help you learn the practical application of that theory in the real world.

What happens once I have made my application, will I hear back from you?

Absolutely. Everyone who applies to William Buck for any role will receive a response.  If you are successful, you will be invited to attend an interview.

What training is provided to graduates?

Your professional development starts on your very first day. Your induction program will provide you with all the necessary information for you to make a start in your new role.

We provide regular in-house training in specific areas, such as tax. As a graduate, you will attend these regular training sessions.

You will also be expected to undertake the Chartered Accountants Program. As a general rule, our graduates commence the program as soon as possible. We offer generous support for the program including course fees, in-house training, and study and exam leave.

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