1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am an associate in the audit department at Grant Thornton. My job consist of being very client facing, thus, the majority of days I am out on client site, 'examining' their financials. A lot of responsibility is placed on school leavers, which is definitely beneficial. You deal with a lot of senior individuals, such as CEO's and financial Director's of large businesses.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt plenty of skills whilst being at Grant Thornton, from Excel training to increased confidence. I am currently studying level 4 AAT, which has dramatically increased my knowledge of accounting.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my programme a lot - I feel as though there is good amount of responsibility given to you and you are always learning
4. How valued do you feel by Grant Thornton?
Grant Thornton are very good at providing a supportive newtwork, which includes a people manager who you meet with often to discuss your progress.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It is very well organised. We all have online timetables, so we know which days we should be at college and when we should be at work
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider is fairly supportive
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Grant Thornton are supportive. If you feel you need more support they will always assist you. I have a good relationship with plenty of the managers, who will help me in any situation
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
They meet my costs adequately, however this is because I live with my parents.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, there are many social and sporting events
9a. Would you recommend Grant Thornton to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It is a good step into the world of finance where you will gain invaluable experience
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Grant Thornton? *
Speak to someone who has gone through the process before. Grant Thornton are good at putting applicants into contact with individuals who have done the process before in order to provide support
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