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.
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
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
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
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
Hi everyone! Jenny here. Today we have a great guest blog from one of our lovely Financial Services Business Risk Services (FS BRS) Associates, Athar, who has provided some really valuable insights into life as a trainee at Grant Thornton. Enjoy! 1. What does your role entail? The beauty of audit and working in […]
05 October 2017 | Jenny Jackson
So, you’re thinking of applying for a role at Grant Thornton- great! We’re thrilled you’re considering us. But before you do, we wanted to share with you a few hints and tips, which will help you to best prepare for the application stages and get the most out of the process. I’m a school leaver […]