Advisory School Leaver Programme
Want to become a trusted adviser? Looking to gain a professional qualification right away? University not for you?
Enjoy five years of studying, learning and gaining real-work experience, working with organisations of all shapes and sizes across a variety of sectors. Anyone without a degree can join this programme. If you join us straight after your A-levels, you could qualify a year earlier than your peers who go to uni.
At Grant Thornton, no two days are the same. You’ll enjoy first-class training. You’ll experience different aspects of the business lifecycle. And you’ll work at our client sites, helping to provide the insight, advice and expertise they need to grow.
Studying and working at the same time will be challenging. But your hard work will pay off with a rewarding career at an ambitious, purpose-led firm that is helping businesses, people and communities thrive.
We work with banks, regulators and government to rebuild trust. We work with dynamic organisations to help them grow. And we work with the public sector to build a business environment that supports growth, including national and local public services.
Being part of a dynamic global firm driven by independent thinkers, we provide high quality business and financial advice to a wide range of clients in countries all over the world.
Working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, in advisory you’ll help a range of different clients whose businesses contribute to the growth of the economy in the UK, and beyond.
Getting involved with interesting and dynamic parts of the business cycle, you’ll help organisations either start up, expand or begin a new chapter. You’ll understand and get under the skin of our clients’ business strategy, and provide innovative solutions that unlock growth - our business advisers have lots of responsibility.
Your goal will be simple. To listen to clients, have insightful conversations and understand their business challenges and needs. And then provide the advice and solutions they need to achieve their future goals. It takes tenacity, a keen eye for detail and a real passion for helping all kinds of businesses. Is this you? And are you ready for the challenge?
We’ve a wide range of advisory teams, providing advice in such areas as actuarial, business consulting, business and technology risk, corporate finance, financial services, forensics and investigations, government and infrastructure, insolvency, restructuring, strategy and transactions. Some of our business advisers even choose to specialise in actuarial, business risk services or technology risk services. This is a fast-growing area that offers plenty of variety, opportunities and interesting work.
First you'll study towards a professional qualification starting by completing the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) or CAA (Certified Actuarial Analyst) in actuarial.
You'll then study towards one of the following depending on the office you join and whether you want to specialise:
- Advisory rotational programme - CFAB (Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business) within your first year and then you could go on to complete the ACA or an alternative qualification if you wish to specialise in a particular area of advisory after the programme
- Specialist advisory team - ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) and FIA (Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries) in actuarial
- Offices in Scotland - CA (Chartered Accountant)
Who we're looking for
We’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of something bigger. Free to be yourself, confident and approachable. You must be a great relationship builder who can inspire everyone around you with your energy and ideas.
You’ll help our clients to tackle their burning issues and future challenges. Listening hard and asking the right questions is at the heart of providing great business advice. We’ll enable and empower you to do just that, so you can show initiative and bring new ideas and perspectives to the table to help our clients and the wider economy to grow.
You should share our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. Always striving to grow yourself, you should be driven to succeed with the ability to see tasks through to the end and remain agile, even when things don’t go to plan. Your ability to see the bigger picture and also drill down into the small detail will make you stand out from the crowd – a real natural when it comes to solving problems, you’ll be able to analyse the numbers and back them up with strategic advice. Being a part of a team is at the heart of how we work here – you’ll be able to balance working as part of a team and take ownership of the part you play.
About Grant Thornton
Looking for a fulfilling career? One that can have a wider impact on society? At Grant Thornton, that's precisely what we offer. A career where you can have your ideas implemented. Your opinions heard. Your contributions valued. Not just by your colleagues, but by coveted clients. So bring your passion, ambitions and inspiration, and together let’s make it happen.
We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. After all, we provide organisations with the business and financial advice they need to make big decisions and unlock sustainable growth. As one of our trainee business advisers, you’ll help us provide our clients with the insight and ideas they need for the future of their business.
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