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Parents, Carers & Teachers


Traditionally, many have seen university as the natural progression from A-levels and apprenticeships routes to physical and technical careers. But there are lots of other options available and, whether you’re a parent, carer, teacher or careers advisor, the advice and guidance you give people will impact on what decisions they make for their future.

Our programmes 

We offer apprenticeships and graduate training programmes in Audit, Tax and Advisory, and provide formal training agreements that support everyone to gain their professional qualifications. Whether joining as an apprentice or a graduate we’ll cover the tuition costs and give paid study leave too alongside the salary and company benefits. Whether you join us as an Apprentice or a Graduate there is no limit to how far you can progress your career with us. We have a number of partners in the firm who have joined through our Apprenticeships and Graduate schemes.

We also offer paid summer internships and 12-month placements for university students taking a sandwich year, or in their penultimate year of study. You can read more about internships, or 12-month placements

For students who are completing their A-Levels we run Access Accountancy, in collaboration with other professional services firms, to help offer work placements to students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. You can read more about access accountancy here

Entry requirements

As a parent, carer, teacher or careers advisor sometimes you need to help provide the support when results don't go the way someone had hoped. At Grant Thornton we care about more than just academic achievements. Because of this, we don't ask for minimum entry requirements, we look at their academic achievements alongside their strengths and motivations, we look at their potential.

A supportive network 

Our trainees all join the firm together in September or January every year. This provides a support system of colleagues who are studying towards the same exams so the support of a peer group that they would get at university is still present and there are plenty of team and wider company events to network and socialise.

An apprenticeship with Grant Thornton offers the opportunity to gain professional qualifications, supported by peers and the wider firm, whilst also gaining practical experience and skills, all while earning along the way.

Test your knowledge 

Visit our myth busting site to read more about common misconceptions of careers in accountancy, and stories from our trainees of their experiences within the firm.