What can you expect

The big international accountancy firms are the right environment for some, but the more astute of you will also recognise the merits of a career at a leading mid-tier firm like ours.

Our graduates enjoy genuine responsibility from day one, with their contribution making an immediate difference. You will work alongside Partners and Managers in smaller, supportive teams to help develop your expertise and a deeper understanding of our business and our clients’ businesses. 

Each experience will be unique, with assignments lasting anything from a few days to a few months. That is why we look for individuals who aren't afraid of rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in.


We foster an environment that’s collegiate and collaborative - we want your voice heard and value the meaningful relationships we build with our clients and importantly, each other. That is why emotional intelligence is high on our priority list! 

To help you settle in, you will be allocated a buddy - (usually a first- or second-year trainee) and a mentor (usually a manager) who will be your aide throughout your time here. 

You will have regular performance review meetings so that you can advance personally and professionally and keep you on the right track. And that sense of nurturing doesn’t stop on conclusion of your training contract. Employee development is an ongoing process and we work with our “newly qualifieds” to map out a path that matches their ambitions.

And it’s not all work! We organise social events throughout the year including our infamous firm-wide summer and Christmas parties!


  • 2:2 degree or above in ANY subject.
  • A minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff) or equivalents, from your top three grades (first attempts only). AS levels and General Studies are not accepted.
  • GCSE English Language, grade C or above.
  • GCSE Maths, grade B or above.


All Training Contracts start with a two-week induction programme designed to equip you with the skills you need to make an immediate contribution. As you work towards completing our three-year training contract, you will be financially supported through your study for the ACA qualification with ICAEW and provided with all the tools necessary to succeed. 

We are very proud of our exam success rate and we want that to continue.

Akshina Shah

Audit Trainee

Working at Nyman Libson Paul has enabled me to strengthen my professional and practical skills to an exceptional standard. The outstanding training programmes provided by NLP has allowed me a seamless transition from completing my Economics degree to working in Audit.
The Firm have many clients in a variety of different sectors. With each new client that I work for, I learn something new which I incorporate into future assignments. Being part of the Audit team not only means that I work on Audit jobs, but I have also been exposed to numerous Accountancy and Tax related jobs. As I have progressed in the firm, I have been given more responsibility, for example, first hand contact with clients. The increased responsibility has made me feel more valued in the firm. I believe the skills that I have learnt and will continue to learn from working at NLP will be vital for my future successes.
The people I work alongside are very friendly and approachable. They are always willing to help each other and are a great support system leading up to exams. The company itself is also very understanding as they appreciate that individuals on the training programme are studying for exams alongside working. The overall environment in NLP is hard-working and welcoming, perfect for starting a professional career. 

Frederick Tothill

Audit Trainee

Since starting my career at Nyman Libson Paul, I have been given an exceptional amount of support to develop in the role. The teaching provided and great access to resources, has so far made the exams manageable alongside the workload. 

As well as exam preparation, the practical training provided has allowed me to contribute and be given responsibility from early on. The varied nature of work keeps me engaged and makes for a rewarding work environment.  

The team is extremely friendly and welcoming, with everyone always happy to answer any questions I may have. This has been vital to help me learn and grow in confidence as I begin my career.

Duncan Foggo

Audit Trainee

I joined NLP in January 2021, despite it being during lockdown I had a lot of support and found it very easy to settle into the job. Colleagues with more experience were always willing to help with any questions I had. 

NLP provides internal training for each stage of an audit which has helped to develop practical skills and a good knowledge of how to use the software. Training for the ACA exams is provided externally, the provider has many resources to make passing the exams as stress free as possible. 
The work at NLP is varied, mainly split between accounts and audit, with both areas having a wide range of clients to work with. This variation presents a different challenge in each job. The difficulty and responsibility of work progresses throughout the 3 years, this allows for experience across all areas of audit until eventually leading audits as a senior. 

There are multiple social events across the year and the office always has a friendly and sociable environment, making NLP an enjoyable place to work.

Ready to take the plunge?

Our application process

We want to hear about why you are considering a career in accounting and why you have chosen to apply to Nyman Libson Paul. 

All candidates are required to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the U.K.

Assessment Day

If selected, you will be invited to attend an assessment day at our office and this is just as much about you seeing if we are right for you as it is establishing whether your values and behaviours would fit well with our own.

During the day you will:

  • Be introduced to the firm by a Partner 
  • Meet some of our current grads
  • Have a one-to-one interview with a manager – don’t be afraid to ask questions. We want to find out what drives you and get a feel for your understanding of the role. Let your personality shine through.
  • Participate in a group exercise with fellow candidates – collaboration is key and we will be assessing how well you interact with and support others.
  • Deliver a short presentation
  • Complete a short psychometric test


Following the assessment day, we aim to give every applicant feedback within 2 working days. 

If you are successful, you will receive an offer. If you need assistance in deciding whether to accept we would be happy for you to follow up with any concerns.

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We are now looking for graduates for our September 2024 intake.