What feedback do you provide post interview?

We really value feedback at Johnston Carmichael, we believe it’s at the heart of learning and growing, so we’re delighted to share this. If you would like feedback following your interview, just drop a quick message to our Student Recruitment Team at studentrecruitment@jcca.co.uk and they’ll be back in touch promptly.

I’m thinking of taking a year out after I graduate. Can I defer my entry?

If you know you would like to take a year out, then we recommend applying once you have returned. If you choose to take a gap year after receiving an offer from us, we can discuss this on a case-by-case basis.

How can I make my application stand out from the crowd?

At the application stage we are looking for someone who has done their research on our company, who answers our questions fully with well-structured, specific answers, and who pays attention to detail. Lastly, we look for those who are genuinely excited about engaging with the firm.

Where can I work?

We have opportunities across 14 offices in the UK however our biggest offices are based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Elgin and Glasgow.

What qualifications could I gain? 

There are many different qualification pathways on offer at Johnston Carmichael. We take positive steps to ensure that your qualification aligns optimally with your role. Some of the qualifications that our current students are pursuing are listed below. 

Graduate Apprenticeships with Glasgow Caledonian University and Robert Gordon University 

General Accountancy Qualifications such as: 

  • ICAS 
  • ACCA 
  • AAT 

Tax Qualifications such as: 

  • ATT 
  • CTA 

Why should I join Johnston Carmichael?

We offer structured training, and our unique training and development programme – Your JC Path – helps everyone achieve their individual goals. Our teams are supportive, and we offer a fun environment to work in along with lots of perks and benefits including a social committee, life assurance policies and study leave when you need to focus on your professional qualifications.

Are there career progression opportunities?

We support our people to ensure they can grow their own way and develop the way they want to when it comes to learning. It’s your JC Path and you choose what route it takes. We understand the importance of personal growth and so we've got the tools, training, and people to get you where you want to be in your career.

Can I reapply if I am unsuccessful?

We accept one application per candidate per year for our Early Careers positions. If you have applied to us during this season and been unsuccessful, you can reapply when the next recruitment season begins.

Do I need to have right to work status to apply?

We require all candidates to have the right to work in the UK permanently and without any restriction. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for our Early Careers positions at the moment, this also includes those currently on a graduate visa.

Do I need a finance and accounting background to apply?

We are pleased to welcome applications from all degree disciplines. We are looking for a strong academic record. Applications should demonstrate your interest and commitment to the role.

I’m interested in an Early Careers position at JC but can’t see an open vacancy.

You can submit a speculative application here.

Want to ask us another question?

If there is anything we haven’t covered above, or you simply have an enquiry, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.