Intern v Graduate – Different priorities

14 months ago, back in June 2015, I prepared to join the Public Sector Audit team at Grant Thornton. By this time, I had already applied to be a part of the Spilling the Beans Intern Takeover Team and so wrote my first blog ‘The Weeks Before I Joined Grant Thornton’ which gave an insight […]

10 October 2016  |  Mass Ndow-Njie
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My first month… as a Placement Student

  Name: Lara Office: Reading Service Line: Audit       Top 3 highlights… How friendly and helpful everyone is Training days away at Bradenham Manor Being treated as a full member of the team – not just a placement! Top 3 things I’ve learnt so far… How to use the (very) basics of excel […]

09 October 2016  |  Guest blogger - Placement student
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My first month… as a School Leaver

  Name: Natasha Office: Manchester Service Line: Public Sector Audit       Top 3 highlights… Talent 16 Meeting and getting to know many of the faces and new starters at Grant Thornton Shadowing Carl Williams Top 3 things I’ve learnt so far… Always “Under promise but Over deliver” there’s nothing worse than setting unobtainable […]

08 October 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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My first month… as a Graduate

Name: Alistair Office: Finsbury Square, London Service Line: BGS Associate Programme     Top 3 highlights… Being able to interact with different clients across all sorts of niche markets. Being given exposure to different functions with the department as part of my rotational programme; including marketing, operations and service delivery. The learning and development side […]

05 October 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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How to Apply for Work Experience…

So you’ve decided to apply for work experience at Grant Thornton and you’re asking yourself what’s the application form like, will it take me ages? The good news is we’ve shortened our application form considerably; it really won’t take you long. Step 1: create a profile Top tips   1)     When you tell us about your […]

05 September 2016  |  Chris G
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Talent 16 – Vibrant Orientation

So this week we headed up to the University of Hertfordshire to attend the Talent 16 Vibrant Orientation Event and to get the new intake of trainees engaged and informed about what joining Grant Thornton is all about… I’m currently sat in the atrium of the University’s main building, reflecting on the day gone by […]

01 September 2016  |  Jenny Jackson
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How to Apply…

So you’ve decided to apply to one of GT’s trainee programmes and you’re asking yourself what’s the application form like, will it take me ages? The good news is we’ve shortened our application form considerably; it really won’t take you long. Once you’ve found the right area for you (Audit, Tax, Advisory … graduate, intern, […]

31 August 2016  |  Chris G
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A Level Results Day… One Year On

Today’s guest blog comes from Chris, a trainee in our Manchester office who joined as a School Leaver last August… This time last year, I didn’t quite know what to expect, whether that was with my exam results, or in starting my career at Grant Thornton. Unfortunately, my exam results didn’t go the way I […]

19 August 2016  |  Guest blogger
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Takeover 2016: PSA Fact File

Personally, I never used Spilling the Beans more than when I was preparing for my final round assessment centre at the Birmingham office. So, rather than creating a day-in-the-life blog as many of my colleagues have already finely done in far better style than I am capable of, I thought it best, on a rainy […]

08 August 2016  |  Takeover 2016
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Takeover 2016: Our Summer Internship experience in Reading

As part of our development and goal setting as interns, myself, Rebecca and Stephen decided to write a blog expanding and reflecting on our experience of joining Grant Thornton for 6 weeks over the summer. We all agreed that Spilling the Beans was an extremely useful tool in finding out information about the application process and […]

04 August 2016  |  Takeover 2016
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Takeover 2016: Away Day at the Velodrome

Hi all! I’m Jess and I’m an intern in the Entrepreneurial and Private Client tax department at the Euston office. A few weeks ago the tax and audit London interns, along with the full time members of their respective departments, were invited to spend the day at the Lee Valley Velodrome for the Audit and […]

25 July 2016  |  Takeover 2016
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Takeover 2016: CIPFA Explained – An Associate’s Perspective

When it comes to choosing which firm and which service line is right for you, finding out more about the qualification that you will be studying towards during your first few years is an important part of making the right decision. I spoke to Sophie Medwell – Public Sector Assurance associate and CIPFA representative for […]

20 July 2016  |  Takeover 2016
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Takeover 2016: Can Bradenham be beaten?

The workshops were great and the people even better. The best part of my internship so far. I have just spent the last two days at Bradenham, Grant’s Thornton training centre in Buckinghamshire. My course was called ‘Developing your Business Impact’, but this was just one of the things I learnt during my stay. The […]

20 July 2016  |  Takeover 2016
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Life in Audit: An Intern’s Perspective

Hi all. I was motivated to write this blog so that I can provide a true and accurate reflection of what Grant Thornton is like as a firm, all from the fresh eyes of a current intern. I have just graduated from University and know far too well the confusion of the graduate market and […]

06 July 2016  |  Guest blogger
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Tax Diaries: An insight into the work life balance…

Many of you may be wondering what it is actually like to hold down a full-time job, complete professional studies and still have a life. Admittedly getting the balance between these things can be difficult but it is honestly so worth it. For the past three months I have been working towards sitting my first […]

21 June 2016  |  Charlotte Roberts
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Tax Diaries – A second year associate’s insight

The recruiting season is coming to an end here at Grant Thornton. Congratulations to all of you who have accepted graduate offers and will be joining us in September, and we’re also looking forward to welcoming interns on July 5th in London for the Intern conference. This is a good time to give an update […]

26 May 2016  |  Izzy
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Tax Diaries – A first year associate’s insight

Mini-series alert! We are going to provide insights into the diaries of three Grant Thornton employees who work in tax. We start off with Alex, a first year tax associate. Later on in the week we hear from a second year tax associate and finally from an executive. We hope to provide you with more […]

24 May 2016  |  Guest blogger
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Vibrant economy: what does it all mean?

If someone asked you ‘what is the purpose of Grant Thornton?’ would you be able to answer them? You may think about audit or tax or other services offered by the firm…however the reality is a much bigger goal. Per the Grant Thornton website ‘our purpose is to shape a vibrant economy, and our vision […]

23 May 2016  |  Catherine
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Sheffield office announces move to city centre

For several months members of the Sheffield office have known about the exciting possibility of an office move and this week we have publicly announced that we are relocating from our current premises to a brand-spanking new (newly refurbished) building in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre. We will be moving (99.9% certain!) to the […]

13 May 2016  |  Guest blogger
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BGS Associate Programme Series: Future Leaders Abroad

The final blog in our #GTBGS series comes from Nicholas, a Future Leader who has cofounded a charity in El Salvador… At Grant Thornton, I am proud to make a difference every day to help small and mid-sized businesses achieve their growth ambitions. Outside of work, I continue leading an on-going project to expose children […]

15 April 2016  |  Guest blogger
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