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"What if I have a brilliant idea?" - our new joiners
23 September 2021

We recently welcomed 417 new colleagues to the firm. One of our largest ever cohorts logged on from their homes, and some of our offices, to find out more about the next stage of their Grant Thornton careers in a two-day induction: Talent21.

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A new chapter - Grant Thornton straight from University
19 August 2021  |  Madeleine Storm

As cliché or as predictable as it sounds, finding yourself starting a ‘new chapter’ always arrives with a multitude and variety of emotion. Just 3 weeks after I had sat my last examination at Durham University in Philosophy, I found myself back in my childhood home, starting the first day as an FTC associate in Public Sector Audit here at Grant Thornton.

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School Leavers – Challenging Mainstream Education by Rachael Sumner
05 November 2020  |  Rachael Sumner

I joined Grant Thornton in 2016 as a school leaver straight after Sixth Form. For a while, I’d known that university was not the best option for me – the thought of moving away was daunting and trying to finance a degree was unrealistic. Continuing my education was important to me but earning money and having stability was also a big driver in my decision to get a job.

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My audit trainee experience from home
21 April 2020  |  Oishi Ghosh

Since I work in audit and quite specifically the public sector team the bulk of our work is done face-to-face with our local audit teams and the client. Being based in the South-West I spend most of my year either commuting or travelling and meeting people and working side-by-side is an essential element of the job. Within days it meant the wider team needed to now figure out ‘how to audit remotely’.

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Interview with: Dave Dunckley
11 February 2020  |  Octavia Tenga

Dave Dunckley ‘Spills the Beans’ about his career progression, his favourite breakfast option and more. In this interview we get some advice on how to manage your time, being confident and some tips to anyone looking to apply to Grant Thornton.

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London's Charity Partnership - Crisis
05 December 2019  |  Guest blogger

Rebecca Toner, a public services associate in London speaks about Grant Thornton London’s two year partnership with the charity, Crisis and the various fundraising projects she and the team have been involved in.

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My journey from application to offer!
19 August 2019  |  Victoria Reid

Hi, my name is Victoria and I’ll be starting as an Advisory Associate in the Glasgow office at the end of August. If you're interested in learning about the application process at Grant Thornton, read my blog top learn about my experience from application to offer.

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My first client experience as an Audit Placement
01 August 2019  |  Sophia Belchier-Brown

Hi, my name is Sophia and I have just started my 12-month Audit Placement at the Reading office. t Grant Thornton they throw you in at the deep end! – I was working at a client’s office in my second week! At first, I was really nervous as I did not know what to expect, but everyone was so welcoming which made me feel really relaxed.

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My start to life at Grant Thornton
23 July 2019  |  Haroon Zareen

Since I joined Grant Thornton, the one aspect of the firm that has really stood out to me is the people. From the moment we started, everyone has been welcoming and energetic; this helped settle the nerves we had and gave us a glimpse of the famous GT culture that is often talked about.

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Busy Season and Wellbeing
17 May 2019  |  Guest blogger

Reshma Ravikumar, a public services associate in London speaks about her experience dealing with the mental duress that comes with busy season and the support she has received from Grant Thornton.

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Regaining my confidence
15 May 2019  |  Guest blogger

Martyn Royle, an Audit associate from Cardiff speaks about coping with mental health issues and how it affects him and those around him. Read on to find out about how he tackles this challenge while steadily regaining his confidence.

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Dealing with Exam Stress
14 May 2019  |  Guest blogger

Exams - such a small word with such a large amount of fear attached to it. Exams are a big part of your training contract at Grant Thornton and the number of exams you will be required to sit will depend on which qualification you are studying towards and which service line your graduate scheme is in.

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