1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Trainee Associate in Public Sector Audit - this involves completing audits on NHS and Local Government Accounts. This will be testing underlying transactions to get assurance over the figures in the accounts. This role will involve a lot of different responsibilities.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Training towards CIPFA/ICAS qualification. There has also been a number of internal training courses. The responsibilities of the role has also led to learning a number of personal/professional skills on the job,
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The work is challenging but I am learning a lot. The team is fantastic and a major plus of the job. There is a good company culture and I do largely enjoy the job
4. How valued do you feel by Grant Thornton?
There is some internal recognition schemes within Grant Thornton and appreciation from managers.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Induction and training were very well organised and there is some support in place for progressing through the role. There is adequate study time given and in place also.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Training provider ICAS could definitely be improved with the level of support given and attitude to solving any issues.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Manager is very supporting and mentor was also fantastic as well. There has been a great attitude to guidance with problems and a general attitude towards support
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Salary is adequate for living costs of location. Any travel costs are covered by employer also.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There is a great social scene between trainees at my location and there are also a number of company events/activities.
9a. Would you recommend Grant Thornton to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Lots of positives as above and great opportunities
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Grant Thornton? *
Concentrate on selling your unique selling points to the company and do your homework on the service line you are applying for. Also do your research on Grant Thornton as a company and what the current strategy is
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