1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am an associate within the Audit department in the London Office, I complete audits for various businesses as well as study toward my AAT qualification before moving onto either ACA or ACCA.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt many new skills, having just completed AAT level 3 and becoming proficient in audit software and my technical knowledge is developing.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working for Grant Thornton, the culture and people are amazing and support me in both my work and study.
4. How valued do you feel by Grant Thornton?
I fell valued as I a, recognised when I perform well and generally as a people oriented firm most employees would agree.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is clearly structured and has been established for 5/6 years now so there are few issues encountered.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I train with KAPLAN financial and the tutors are superlative, I receive aid that is accommodating to my learning style, as well as excellent teaching when in class.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I feel that although it is an established programme it is still quite small and so not everybody is aware of the AAT/school leaver route therefore the support is limited to those who are informed.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I can live adequately in Kent, however I could not consider moving to London until I receive a pay increase as my salary would not cover it.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Grant Thornton are a very social firm and there are always events and clubs to partake in, creating a nice work/life balance.
9a. Would you recommend Grant Thornton to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
As a people firm the culture is very fitted to my personality and working habits.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Grant Thornton? *
Don't be afraid to ask questions! Make sure that you convey your personality during the application process as we like to look for people who fit into our culture.
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