Assistant at RSM

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£18,500 annually
Review Date:
June 2016

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


I am involved with the Private Client Tax Team, I work day to day preparing personal, trust and partnership tax returns with some involvement with the advisory work undertaken by the Firm.

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


I have learnt about the preparation of tax returns as well as how personal tax is calculated and works in practice.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my work very much as I have ownership of actual clients and enjoy working within my team.

4. How valued do you feel by RSM?


I feel very valued by RSM, as they are actively involved in all aspects of my apprenticeships and my seniors are always looking to include me in work they are completing to keep me engaged.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


My program is well structured within the Firm, I know when I am studying and they make allowances for this. I have flexibility within the Apprenticeship coursework which enables me to work when I have capacity to do so.

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


I have six weekly meetings with my assessor regarding my progress and BPP works hard to meet my needs as an apprentice. Sometimes their admin can be difficult to manage but overall this is well managed.

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


I am well managed internally by my Exam Training Manager towards exam goals and other deadline dates.

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


My salary is substaintial enough that I am able to save a lot whilst living at home and I should be able to move out should I chose to. I am also looking to purcahse my own car in the short term future.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There is a dedicated Social Committee team which orangises internal events and there is also scope for business development through various networking events being held for and by the Firm.

9a. Would you recommend RSM to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

RSM is a fantastic place to work and the people are all really nice to work with. They always want to encourage you to do your best and it is a very encouraging place to work.

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

Be yourself in the interview and don't be too scared, if you make it to interview stage then you have passed a rigorous review stage which means you deserve to be here.

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