When wading through my summer internship applications, one key element I sought for before committing to applying came in the form of a simple question…where do I see this industry in 30 years’ time? After all, why would anyone settle into a career that’s inevitably going to reach a dead end in the near future?
I am now over halfway through my internship at Grant Thornton and have also previously worked at a small regional accountancy firm. Some of you may have had previous work experience or a part-time job at a smaller accountancy firm and may want to know how this is different to working at Grant Thornton, so I have made this list below of my 5 main differences:
01 August 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
Hi I’m Sam and I’m an audit intern in the Manchester Office. I’m now four weeks into my internship and I am really enjoying it so far. The intern conference at the start of the internship inspired me to get the best out of my experience as we had many great presentations from partners and most notably the CEO Sacha Romanovitch who was very impressive talking about the vibrant economy and Grant Thornton’s culture.
25 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
Interns from around the UK collaborated in the Finsbury Square office, London, to listen to a plethora of successful advocates of the internship/placement scheme. Partners and Associates shared their experiences and advice to ensure we achieve our personal successes in the following 5 weeks. Personally, the highlight was listening to Sacha Romanovitch (CEO) speak passionately about the importance of recognising employees as individuals, company changes, and the relevance of GT’s purpose of achieving a vibrant economy. Sacha’s motivation and personable nature left me inspired, grateful, and eager to embrace all upcoming opportunities.
24 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
As an intern going into his final year at university I have recently been doing a lot of research into various graduate jobs, and often find myself left with the same question, “what would a career at ‘X’ look like?” Therefore, I have decided to ask around the office, and compile a rough guide of what a career at Grant Thornton could look like. As part of the Entrepreneurial & Private client tax team it is important to note that this account may reflect that of the more advisory roles within the firm.
23 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
A little bit of background about myself: I have just finished my second year of an Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Leeds. My hobbies include: playing cricket, reading and being sad that it is not coming home this year! I am currently on the Commercial audit internship in the Birmingham office.
20 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
Hi everyone! This blog is going to be about my time at Bradenham, and will hopefully be useful for future interns when they first start at the firm!
18 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
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
What will I need at the start of my internship? A lot of the information and equipment (including your own laptop!!!) gets given to you on the first day by GT. All I’d say you need to bring is some smart clothes, pens, passport and a trusty notepad. GT should get in touch with you […]
16 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
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
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
Having started my audit placement at Grant Thornton three weeks ago I understand how daunting it can be beginning a new job at such a respected firm. Whilst excitement prevails, there was definitely a part of me that was scared I wouldn’t be able to perform my job in line with the standards of this […]
10 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Placement student
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
I joined Grant Thornton on the 4th of June 2018 as a summer intern in audit for six weeks. My internship began with a day of induction where we met our resource coordinator, but also had talks with people in the office about Quality, Ethics and Excellence. It was a great chance to meet my fellow […]
05 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
Before I started my internship at Grant Thornton I was really unsure of what and how to prepare. Or even if there is any preparation necessary. As a result, I decided to share my five top tips for anyone starting next. Prepare for the rollercoaster – catch up on sleep It is fair to say […]
05 July 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
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
On just the second day of my six week summer internship I, along with my fellow interns and placement students, got the train down to London for the intern and placement conference for all the new starters from across the country. We arrived at Finsbury Square in time to have some lunch outside in the […]
28 June 2018 | Guest blogger - Intern
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
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
Hi everyone, I’m Nick and I’m a Manager in the Business Consulting team in Finsbury Square. As a member of the Spilling the Beans team in my ‘trainee years’ it’s great to be back on Spilling the Beans sharing my stories and experiences with you – I hope you enjoy my blog on how I’ve […]