Interns

Our internships give students the chance to work on real projects and take on new responsibilities during the summer between their penultimate and final year.

Spend six weeks with us and you’ll not only get an authentic insight into what it’s like to be a trainee, you’ll get a first-rate experience too. Because we’re consistently ranked as a top internship provider in Rate My Placement's list of Top Undergraduate Employers. You won’t spend your days photocopying or making the coffee here.

What you’ll do

Your internship with us will start with a two-day orientation, online or in person, kicking off with a celebration evening to get your time with us off to a great start. After this, you'll start to work on real projects, helping our clients grow and developing your skills every day. Here's a a little insight into what you can expect during your time here:

  • Experience how we work with our clients first-hand and help provide the insight, advice and expertise they need to grow.
  • Develop your skills, grow in confidence, and get a good grounding in what it takes to be a trainee.
  • Learn about our dynamic and ambitious firm and enjoy the chance to make a real contribution to it.

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

As well as a unique insight into our business and lots of real-work experience, you’ll also be on the fast-track to a graduate offer if that’s what you want. Most students who join us on an internship go onto become a full-time trainee after graduation.

And that’s not all. Take a look at everything else you’ll get.  

In 2019, we welcomed over 100 people on new placements and internships. Take a look at some of the highlights when we got them all together at our annual conference.

How you’ll know 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.