To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we asked some of our new joiners what inspired them to work at Grant Thornton, how they found the Talent20 onboarding process and what their ambitions are to help shape the future of our firm.
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I joined Grant Thornton in 2016 as a school leaver straight after Sixth Form. For a while, I’d known that university was not the best option for me – the thought of moving away was daunting and trying to finance a degree was unrealistic. Continuing my education was important to me but earning money and having stability was also a big driver in my decision to get a job.
05 November 2020 | Rachael Sumner
Talent20 has been one for the history books. It was spectacular to see the early careers team work so hard to host the event live. Here is what Bethany had to say about her experience hosting ‘The GT big night in’
14 October 2020 | Bethany Duffy, Reshma Ravikumar, Yashvi Somaiya
I joined the firm in February 2020 as a Fixed-Term-Contract (FTC) associate in the Public Sector Audit (PSA) team. The FTC position suited me really well because I was looking for a career change in the beginning of the year, and was weary of having to wait for the September intakes.
18 August 2020 | Guan-Ting Liu (David)
Since I work in audit and quite specifically the public sector team the bulk of our work is done face-to-face with our local audit teams and the client. Being based in the South-West I spend most of my year either commuting or travelling and meeting people and working side-by-side is an essential element of the job. Within days it meant the wider team needed to now figure out ‘how to audit remotely’.
21 April 2020 | Oishi Ghosh
Dave Dunckley ‘Spills the Beans’ about his career progression, his favourite breakfast option and more. In this interview we get some advice on how to manage your time, being confident and some tips to anyone looking to apply to Grant Thornton.
11 February 2020 | Octavia Tenga
Rebecca Toner, a public services associate in London speaks about Grant Thornton London’s two year partnership with the charity, Crisis and the various fundraising projects she and the team have been involved in.
05 December 2019 | Guest blogger
Lindsay Robertson, a Senior Audit Manager in the Glasgow office talks about the Grant Thornton Scotland offices’ charity partner, Sepsis Research (FEAT), and the various fundraising events that have taken place this year which have resulted in £10,000 being raised so far!
05 December 2019 | Guest blogger
Hi, my name is Victoria and I’ll be starting as an Advisory Associate in the Glasgow office at the end of August. If you're interested in learning about the application process at Grant Thornton, read my blog top learn about my experience from application to offer.
19 August 2019 | Victoria Reid
Hi, my name is Sophia and I have just started my 12-month Audit Placement at the Reading office. t Grant Thornton they throw you in at the deep end! – I was working at a client’s office in my second week! At first, I was really nervous as I did not know what to expect, but everyone was so welcoming which made me feel really relaxed.
01 August 2019 | Sophia Belchier-Brown
Since I joined Grant Thornton, the one aspect of the firm that has really stood out to me is the people. From the moment we started, everyone has been welcoming and energetic; this helped settle the nerves we had and gave us a glimpse of the famous GT culture that is often talked about.
23 July 2019 | Haroon Zareen
Reshma Ravikumar, a public services associate in London speaks about her experience dealing with the mental duress that comes with busy season and the support she has received from Grant Thornton.
17 May 2019 | Guest blogger
George, a tax associate in Cardiff speaks about his experience dealing with mental health issues when relocating and the support received from Grant Thornton.
16 May 2019 | George Hirons
Martyn Royle, an Audit associate from Cardiff speaks about coping with mental health issues and how it affects him and those around him. Read on to find out about how he tackles this challenge while steadily regaining his confidence.
15 May 2019 | Guest blogger
Exams - such a small word with such a large amount of fear attached to it. Exams are a big part of your training contract at Grant Thornton and the number of exams you will be required to sit will depend on which qualification you are studying towards and which service line your graduate scheme is in.
14 May 2019 | Guest blogger
Lucy Dale, an advisory associate in Glasgow speaks about her experience dealing with her mental health issues and the support that she has received from Grant Thornton.
13 May 2019 | Lucy Dale
Read on to find out about Charlie and Matt's their experience at Grant Thornton's Liverpool office.
08 March 2019 | Guest blogger
My name is Zane Salmon and I am an Audit Assistant on a 15-month placement in the Liverpool office. My journey began when I left school in 2016 with 3 A’s at A-Level with aspirations to study Biomedical Sciences at University of Liverpool. I found out quite early on that the mainstream education pathway wasn’t for me and left university to re-think my career path.
04 March 2019 | Guest blogger
"There has never been a more exciting time to get involved with transfer pricing. With constant developments in international transfer pricing regulations, ever increasing tax authority scrutiny and growing complexity of tax regimes all over the world, our clients need us now more than ever. " - Izabela Pajak, Associate
05 February 2019 | Guest blogger
Whether you’re thinking of applying or you’re already in the process, one of the final steps before getting hired is going through an experience day. This day is an opportunity to show us who you really are and for us to get to know each other better. You’ll receive more information before the experience day, but in the meantime, the Spilling the Beans team has put together our top 5 tips to ace your experience day.