Life in Corporate Tax as an Associate

Richard Shao gives us an insight into his time in the Corporate Tax team. "Since I have been with GT, I have been to a meeting at a client site, and have had the opportunity to sit in on multiple calls between managers and clients. I have even had a client call me up personally, completely out of the blue, to run through some tax queries, which was unexpected and a little bit scary. Having said that, it’s the unexpected nature of the job that can make it very interesting, and pushes you to always be on the ball."

14 December 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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Life in Transfer Pricing as an Associate

Charlie Walsh gives us an insight into his time in the Transfer Pricing team. "I’ve really enjoyed the amount that I am learning on the job. Transfer pricing involves learning a lot of information about the client’s business and using it to determine what needs to be done and how it needs to be done; learning why my colleagues ask the questions and make the decisions that they do is very interesting."

06 December 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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Talent 18: What to know!

If you are reading the blog, you may be one of the 382 graduates, school leavers and placement students to have made it through the rigorous process that is recruitment. You underwent online tests, a digital interview, and finally an experience day where you had your face-to-face interview and would have been chosen out of the 9,000+ applicants to join our Grant Thornton Family.

29 August 2018  |  Octavia Tenga
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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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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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The Application Experience

I’m Ivaylo, and I have recently been offered an Intern position in the Corporate Tax department in the Glasgow office after successfully passing all the stages of the recruitment process. A lot of people ask me how I went about each stage, so I thought it would be helpful to share my experience with you, […]

01 December 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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GT Football Tournament 2016 – A Norwichian Account

On Friday 29th July, a group of Norwich accountants descended upon the city of Glasgow for the annual GT Football Tournament. Taking the aviation route, surprisingly everyone adhered to the restrictions, bar Dean who brought too much hair product so had to spread into a colleague’s luggage. With the leisure facilities being refurbished in the […]

17 November 2016  |  Pete
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GT Football Tournament 2016 – A Glaswegian Account

With what seemed like the entire Grant Thornton organisation making the trek up to Scotland for the annual Grant Thornton Football Tournament, the Scotland interns thought it would be a great opportunity to capitalise on this with a bake sale! For those who don’t know, interns have been charged with raising money for a lending […]

16 November 2016  |  Pete
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