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Trainee FAQs.

We’ve thought long and hard about any questions you might have. But if you can’t find the answer you need below, just contact us at recruitment@buzzacott.co.uk and ask away.

 

Do I need a finance-related degree to start one of your graduate programmes?

No - we employ graduates with degrees from a wide variety of disciplines, including philosophy, geography, languages, law, music and much more.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

APPRENTICESHIPS

Level 5 in English and Maths (Grade B in the old system)  or equivalent

120 UCAS points (300 in the old system) from your top three A-Levels or equivalent

 

GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Level 5 in English and Maths (Grade B in the old system) or equivalent

120 UCAS points (300 in the old system) from your top three A-Levels or equivalent

2:1 degree

 

INTERNSHIPS

Level 5 in English and Maths (Grade B in the old system) or equivalent

120 UCAS points (300 in the old system) from your top three A-Levels or equivalent

You must be in your penultimate year of university and on track to achieve a 2:1

 

Please note, we do not accept General Studies for any of our programmes.

Can I still apply if I don’t meet the minimum requirements?

No. To be fair to all candidates, we apply clear criteria to ensure they are well equipped to handle the professional training ahead.

What if my results are due to extenuating circumstances?

Please email us at recruitment@buzzacott.co.uk to explain your situation. If we invite you to apply, please include details of the extenuating circumstances on your application form and upload any supporting documentation. We take this into account when we assess your application. In some cases we may ask for additional supporting evidence. 

I haven’t finished my A-Levels yet. Can I still apply for an apprenticeship?

Please do! If you’ll complete your A-Levels by the intake date of the course you want, just enter your predicted grades on the application form. If we offer you an apprenticeship, it will be conditional on you achieving a minimum of 120 UCAS points (300 in the old system) from your top three A-Levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies).

I have international qualifications equivalent to A-Levels. Can I still apply?

Yes - simply enter your international grades next to the A-Level section on the application form. 

Do you offer sponsorship?

At this time unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visas and trainees will require the right to work in the UK for the duration of their training contract.

When do your programmes start?

We have two intakes each year: around December/January and in August/September. Please note, not all teams recruit at each intake.

When are the application deadlines?

There are no specific deadlines because we recruit for each upcoming intake throughout the year until the vacancies are filled. Positions fill up fast so we recommend you apply early.

Can I reclaim my travel costs?

Yes, you’ll receive our travel reimbursement form with your interview invitation. After your interview, simply complete the form and send it to recruitment@buzzacott.co.uk along with copies of the relevant receipt or tickets. Please note we cannot reimburse petrol costs. 

What are you looking for in a candidate?

We want sociable students with inquiring minds and high standards who’ll thrive in an environment where we reward talent and performance.

Can I apply for more than one team or role?

No. As we can’t process multiple applications across different teams, we recommend you get a firm idea of which role you prefer before applying. To help make up your mind, take a close look at our teams and the different qualifications associated with each role.

I have a disability I need you to take into account.

Please contact recruitment@buzzacott.co.uk with more information so we can discuss any adjustments or arrangements you need.

Do you offer work experience placements?

Yes, we offer a limited number of 1-week work placements each summer. If you are interested in a work experience placement please email recruitment@buzzacott.co.uk along with your CV.