Associate at Grant Thornton

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Northampton
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£16,500 annually
Review Date:
18th May 2015

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Review Score

6.8/10

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

7/10

My role is an audit associate. This requires the preparation of statutory audits on a wide range of SME's.

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

9/10

AAT Level 4. I have learnt a huge variety of skills within the professional work place.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

My enjoyment of my work is entirely dependant on the client. I love working for Grant Thornton, they have a great culture.

4. How valued do you feel by Grant Thornton?

8/10

Appreciation from managers is lacking in the Northampton office; however, when working for the wider office there is far more gratitude. Since joining I have been well recognised by senior leadership. We are all encouraged to get involved in projects outside of our day to day roles.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

Induction - 3/10 Training - 8/10 Support - 5/10 Studying - 8/10 Task delegation 7/10 Team Hierarchy 2/10 Programme organisation 3/10

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

8/10

Kaplan financial generally provide whatever support is required. I have always found them very accommodating.

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

5/10

On some levels, they are fantastic. Our department lacks on the support towards studying.

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

2/10

Salary is low in comparison with other firms.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

There are often events available to all staff outside of work.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

The firm as a whole are great. There are only certain areas in which I would advise against.

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

I did not come through a traditional route. I would advise getting in contact with people you may know working I Grant Thornton to hear about the best opportunities.

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