One Year Work Placement

1 year contract typically for students in their penultimate year of university.

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Applications for July 2024 start are now open.

Gap year placements provide invaluable hands on experience unobtainable through study alone. We will give you responsibility from the beginning and support all the way.

Hillier Hopkins take pride in our opportunity for university students seeking to complete a years work placement in their penultimate year.
We have had feedback from many previous Gap students who found the year not only invaluable for the range of work they complete but how it also makes sense of some of their University modules.

We give you exposure to real work from Day 1 and provide you with support from our expert and successful team members who you will get to know as friends.

If the placement year is successful, it can lead to securing a place after Graduation on our 3 year ACA programme.

Academic Requirements

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade B or above
  • Good A Level Grades with a minimum of  120 UCAS points from 3 grades
  • An undergraduate expecting a degree result of 2:1 or above

The position is based from our Watford office requiring travel to other offices and client premises.

Hillier Hopkins Vacancy - One Year Work Placement

What our students say

“Taking a gap year from university to become a work placement student at Hillier Hopkins has provided me with invaluable experience that has allowed me to get a whole year’s head start in the Accounting world. It has been a tough year for everyone due to COVID-19 and working from home has been a new experience, but the teaching and training has been non-stop since starting my placement. I have always been warmly welcomed into any team that I’ve worked with and everyone has been very helpful in making sure I was exposed to all the key areas of accounting and audit. I would highly recommend Hillier Hopkins as a great company to start your professional career!” Anjali Dave, ACA Student

“The placement process for any university student is one of the most stressful periods however from my very first interaction meeting HR at HH to working with the accounts team in my first few weeks there has been nothing but support & friendliness to ease us in and make that process worthwhile. Any question, no matter how stupid I think it is, will be answered without a seconds thought, and I’m really excited for the next couple of months to see how I can expand my knowledge & build new connections!” Akshay Patel, Work Placement student 2023

To apply for this placement please complete the application form.

If you have any questions please contact Sandra Pereira, Learning & Development Manager on 01923 634251 or email