Graduate, School Leavers & Ongoing CPD


We live by the motto large enough to deliver but small enough to care. This applies not only to our clients, but to our team: where . For those who choose to join Drummond Laurie to begin their career, or to complete their Chartered Accountancy qualification, this is where our firm truly stands out.

As an ICAS Authorised Employer, we are authorised by ICAS to train CA students. Our training and development environment is second to none, with the opportunity to work alongside a highly skilled team of both qualified and unqualified accountants, who together boast a breadth of knowledge and experience.

There are a number of paths to achieve your CA qualification: whether you are a recent graduate, school leaver or looking for a change of career. Choosing to work with Drummond Laurie provides not only access to our dedicated team members responsible for training, and our ICAS Counselling Member (and ICAS Marker) who is responsible for all our CA and ACCA Trainees.  It gives you the chance to enjoy hands on, practical experience across different aspects of our business, whether it be audit, tax or accounts preparation.

You’ll find our team are friendly, approachable and always happy to share.

We have strong links with Developing the Young Workforce Forth Valley; watch our recent video below.

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our recent ICAS students have to say…

Chloe Wilson

“I started my training contract with Drummond Laurie nearly 3 years ago when I finished university. I chose the route of chartered accountancy through ICAS as I felt the structure of the course was best suited to me. Drummond Laurie were so supportive throughout my exams and were flexible in giving me experience in areas that I felt might help for studying.

“Despite being a challenging few years I’ve enjoyed getting involved in different aspects of the business, whether it be audit, tax or accounts preparation. This variety is something which definitely helped when it came to studying.

“Now that I’ve passed my final exams and am a few months away from becoming a chartered accountant, I’m looking forward to see what my future at Drummond Laurie brings.”

Chloe Wilson

“I first worked with Drummond Laurie during the summer of 2014 as part of my school work experience programme. I then joined full-time in August 2015, starting the ICAS School Leaver Program in September 2016.

“My studies, like all our lives, were impacted by COVID and new ways of working had to be quickly developed. Initial teething problems were soon overcome and my last block of classes and final exam were completed remotely.

“I am delighted to say that I have now passed my final ICAS exam and I am looking forward to the next stage of my career and the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Jessica Wardlaw