More than you expected
Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.
Job Description:Great minds. Nothing alike.
Get to know us, our clients and start learning more about yourself. In a world of increasingly complex tax legislation, our clients need to understand how the evolving tax landscape impacts their business. As a tax associate on our school leaver programme you will help clients be proactive and keep ahead of changing legislation in a digital age, optimising their tax position and minimising risk. The constantly evolving landscape calls for an approach that puts what is right first and you will need to push ideas harder and ask difficult questions, giving our clients the assurance they need.
Anyone without a degree can join this programme. If you join us straight after your A-levels, you could qualify one to two years earlier than your peers who go to university.
Our Tax practice is comprised of over 15 different teams with over 40 partners, working with clients in sectors including, media and entertainment, technology, finance and non-for-profit. Our talented tax teams are experts in areas including corporate and international tax, real estate tax, tax dispute resolution, restructuring, trusts, and VAT. Joining the team, you will be passionate about understanding the issues that are important to our clients and their businesses and helping them do what is right. There’ll be challenges along the way, but you’ll be supported and able to meet each one with a solution. That’s how you excel here.
A look into your future
Our four-year school leaver programme is designed to take you on a journey to professional qualification. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll experience during your first four years:
• Hands on experience in the different aspects of tax, with a variety of clients
• Responsibility from early in your career, taking ownership for interesting and challenging client work
• You’ll develop a strong internal and external network to learn from
• Working closely with colleagues to interpret complex legislation and deliver strategic solutions, providing our clients with clear advice and recommendations they can rely on
• On the job learning, alongside a structured training programme
• Time to study and revise for your exams, supported by us all the way to ATT and then CTA professional qualification
You will have the opportunity to specialise in an area of tax. We’ll give you further information about these teams throughout the application process and you can let us know of any preference you have.
• Corporate Tax
• Employer Solutions
Knowing that you’re right for us
We’ve got a flexible approach to academic entry requirements, and we’ll consider these alongside your strengths and motivations. 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.
Back yourself with our backing
Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone.
Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to be yourself and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.
Beyond the job
Life is more than work. So together with your people manager and team, you’ll decide the best way of working, for your clients, your team and for you. Everyone here enjoys a competitive salary and you’ll have a flexible benefits package to choose from too, with options including pensions, private medical cover, subsidised gym membership and season ticket travel discount.
The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments once qualified, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. We’ll use the interview process to check your values match up.
You deserve the best start to your career. Come to where you’ll learn more, where you won’t limit yourself, and where you’ll discover exactly what you’re capable of. Choose Grant Thornton. It’s how it should be.
Before applying, we would encourage you to visit our employability hub
to get a feel for what it’s like to start your career with us and to get some hints and tips for the next stage in our process.