One Year Work Placement

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

Applications for 2020 intake will open late September / early October.  

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 300 UCAS points from 3 grades
  • A graduate 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.

‘Being a gap year student has been an amazing experience which I believe has set me up perfectly for both my final year studies and future career path. It has been very easy to become integrated in the company and I have met lots of great people who have made working even more enjoyable. I have learnt lots of new relevant skills, both academic and social, which I will be able to apply to future work and studies. Overall I believe the gap year placement has been highly beneficial and I would strongly recommend working for Hillier Hopkins.’ - Connor Dukes, student 2016

'My placement year at Hillier Hopkins has been a great experience - challenging but rewarding at the same time and being surrounded by friendly and approachable people means there is always someone there to give you a helping hand.
It has definitely helped confirm that I want to do my Chartered Accountancy qualifications after I graduate from university.' - Leanne Vereenooghe student 2016

Get in touch today

​London office

45 Pall Mall

T +44 (0)20 7930 7797
F +44 (0)330 024 3300

Watford office

Radius House
51 Clarendon Road
Herts WD17 1HP

T +44 (0)1923 232938
F +44 (0)330 024 3300

Milton Keynes office

Chancery House
199 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes

T + 44 (0)1908 232020
F + 44 (0)330 024 3300

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