Apprentices

If university’s not for you (and it’s not for everyone), why not begin working towards a professional qualification right away?

With the scale and variety of clients we have to work with, no two days are the same at Grant Thornton. So not only will you get all the skills and training you need to become a trusted advisor, joining straight after A-Levels you could qualify a year earlier than those joining as graduates. 

What you’ll do

  • Four or five years of studying, learning and gaining real-work experience.
  • Work at our client sites, helping to provide the insight, advice and expertise they need to grow.
  • Gain cutting-edge skills and knowledge working on a variety of exciting projects.
  • Interact with senior business figures early in your career.
  • Enjoy being part of a dynamic global firm driven by independent thinkers.

Who you’ll work with

From fintech and consumer markets, to public sector and not for profit – you’ll work with organisations of different sizes, in different sectors, and in many different countries. Giving you a better understanding of the complete business lifecycle and an exhilarating mix of experiences.

Read more about what we do and our different business areas.

What you’ll get out of it

During your five-year programme, you'll study towards several qualifications (under the umbrella of an apprenticeship). And we’re there for you. That’s why we cover the costs of your exams, give you paid study leave, and regularly check in to make sure you’re growing into the well-rounded business advisor you want to be.

That’s not all though. Take a look at everything else you’ll get.

Knowing you’re right for us

We’ve got a flexible approach to academic entry requirements, and we’ll consider these alongside your strengths, motivations and connection with us.

We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves.

You should share our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. Always striving to grow yourself, you should be driven to succeed with the ability to see tasks through to the end and remain agile, even when things don’t go to plan. 

Sound like you? Find out more about the skills we're looking for here.

How to apply

The first step is to complete a quick and easy online registration to give us some essential details. We’ll then be in touch to let you know what happens next.

For a step by step on everything our application process involves, including tips on how to bring your best to every stage, head to the Employability Hub.

We’re taking positive action

We want to make the way we recruit at Grant Thornton inclusive for anyone who wants to apply. So, if you need them, we’ll make reasonable adjustments to any stage of our recruitment process. This could be adapting the format of the application form, for example, or adapting the way we interview. To request an adjustment, or discuss the options, contact us at traineerecruitment@uk.gt.com or call one of our offices and ask to speak to a member of the trainee resourcing team.

We also offer a guaranteed place on our experience day to candidates who opt into our positive action scheme, and who pass the first three assessment stages. The experience day is the final stage of our assessment process and includes a group exercise and an interview. Find out more here.