A Surprisingly Relaxed Start

After having secured a 12-month placement at Grant Thornton in mid-February I didn’t give it another thought, choosing instead to focus on more pressing issues such as my looming second year university exams. Only the night before my first day of work did panic well and truly set in. At around 9:30pm on the Sunday before […]

17 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Placement student
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My Bradenham Experience

I went into our two days of training at Bradenham with high expectations, as almost every associate I had spoken to at the firm had talked so highly about it. After a few wrong turns on my drive up, including missing the entrance, I finally arrived nice and early on Monday morning and instantly understood […]

13 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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Getting the most out of your Placement at GT

Starting any placement or internship can be a daunting experience, well at least it certainly was for me. At times you will feel like a crash dump of information hits you straight in the face and that you have to desperately force your two remaining brain cells to focus and retain any salient information possible. […]

12 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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My first client experience

I’m Poppy and have recently started a 6 weeks internship in the Reading office and have just finished working on my first client – I thought it may be useful for any new starters to gain some insight into what this experience is like, so here are some of my thoughts! I know for me, […]

09 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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My First Week on my 12 Month Placement

Hi, My name is Emma and I have just started my 12 month placement in Corporate Finance in the Reading Office. My first week here has been really helpful, mainly focusing on training and getting to know the other interns and placement students, as well as my CF team. Walking into the office on Monday […]

03 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Placement student
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Why Public Sector Audit?

As a placement student in Public Sector Audit (PSA), you soon learn that when Grant Thornton job advertisements state that your job role will entail early responsibility, they are not joking! You will be plunged straight into work after your first week of induction training, with a supportive team around to answer questions and to […]

23 January 2018  |  Uniqua Brown
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A day in the life of a GIA associate!

Hi everyone! Jenny here 🙂 This week, we’ve got a great blog from one of our associates in Government Infrastructure Advisory.. So if you’re interested in finding out more about what GIA do and what the role of the associate involves, please keep reading! 🙂 POP QUIZ: Which of the below projects has the Transport […]

22 November 2017  |  Jenny Jackson
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3 minutes with our Tax Senior Manager, Richard Perry!

Hi everyone If you’re anything like me, sometimes you get curious about what different roles in the firm look like. So we thought we’d share with you a 3 minute interview with one of our tax senior managers, Richard Perry where we find out more about what Richard gets up to! I hope you enjoy […]

13 November 2017  |  Jenny Jackson
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Public Sector Audit Internship: My First Week

From what I thought and who I met, to what I did and where I went, this blog gives a pretty comprehensive account of my first week as a public sector audit (PSA) intern at the London Euston office. Although your experience won’t be the same, I hope this gives those soon to join Grant […]

24 July 2017  |  Guest blogger
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Six tips from six interns

As us Audit interns in Euston started our internship three weeks before those in other offices we thought we would each give a quick insight into what we’ve learnt so far and helpful tips for those who have just started the program or for those thinking of applying in the future. Introduce yourself: Make sure […]

19 July 2017  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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The Importance of Being Resilient

We all know what it is like to ‘fail’ at something… one way or another. Firstly… let me share with you just three examples of very successful individuals who understand ‘The Importance of Being Resilient’ R. H. Macy: Most people are familiar with this large department store chain, but Macy did not always have it easy. […]

18 May 2017  |  Tasha Mbaya
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A day in the life of an Actuarial Trainee

Our next blog is courtesy of Stephen Robinson, one of our Actuarial Trainees, here at Grant Thornton. If you’d like to understand more about what Stephen’s role entails, then please keep reading! My name is Stephen and I joined Grant Thornton just over a year ago as an actuarial trainee. Here is an insight into […]

26 January 2017  |  Jenny Jackson
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