Audit Associate at Grant Thornton

Start Date:
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
13th June 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My day to day role includes going out to client site, auditing various clients and doing various sections of work, such as revenue and Operating expenses. I work as part of a team on each job and complete a variety of tasks. It involves talking regularly with the client and meeting a lot of different people

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learnt a lot of different skills since starting to work and have developed many exiting ones. I have gained much more confidence since starting, my leadership skills have developed also. My organisational skills have improved. My approach to work has changed, I have also got better at working in a team

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Everyone is very nice, and helpful, making the work days enjoyable. The culture is very nice and I really enjoy the programme. The work is challenging enough to push you but not to make you too stressed. The work is different, so things don't become too repetitive. This makes the programme very enjoyable.

4. How valued do you feel by Grant Thornton?


I feel quite valued at Grant Thornton, I get a lot of training to help me through, get regular feedback, and I am involved in a number of different tasks. I have the opportunity to get involved in different projects also. I am regularly told if I am doing well or what I need to do to improve

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It is very well organised. Training days are regularly organised, the college dates are booked for us. We get put on lots of different jobs, giving us a lot of exposure to tasks. Jobs are booked far in advance which means that we know that we are doing. The induction when we started was all very well organised.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I get a lot of support from my training provider. We have day release at college, training days and courses. Help on the job with regards to any questions we have. Training days in the office of how to use software which we use during the day to day job.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I receive a lot of support. I have a line manager, who I can go to with any questions or concerns. In charges on jobs that can help with any questions I have towards the work. I was allocated a buddy before I started so I knew what to expect.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


My salary covers all my costs of living, included rent in the city centre, insurance and my car costs. All of my bills and food costs. I have enough money each month to have a social life, go out at the weekends and for dinner. I also have enough left to save each month

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes there are a lot of opportinities, you can go to networking events. There is BCASS where you can meet other trainees from different firms. They give you the opportunity to go to schools and events to promote GT. There are always lots of emails that go round with lots of different opportunities.

9a. Would you recommend Grant Thornton to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

It is a friendly place to work, with a great atmosphere. Everyone is always there to help if you have any questions. The training provided is really good. It is just a nice place to work. They have lots of social events, which is a great way to meet new people outside of working hours.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Grant Thornton? *

Prepare a lot through out the process, making sure you know as much as you can going into any interview. Know about the firm and what is happening with it. Be polite, ask a lot of questions. Have work experience. be enthusiastic, have practise before any online tests. Practise before interviews.

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