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BGS Associate Programme Series: My biggest challenge as a graduate

 

The next blog in our BGS series comes from Sanna, an associate who joined the programme in 2014…

In July 2014 I joined the BGS associate programme at Grant Thornton as a Trainee. Coming almost straight out of university, the biggest challenge I set for myself was to learn more about my interests and strengths, while also trying to figure out the value I can add to a large organisation like Grant Thornton. With only a few months left on the programme, I thought that now would be a good time to reflect on where I’ve got to with my thinking. Read this post

BGS Associate Programme Series: Variety, Responsibility and Senior Leadership

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“Why I would recommend the BGS Associate Programme to anyone who really wants to stretch themselves in a varied graduate role…”

If you’d asked me two years ago I would never have imagined I could learn so much within such a short amount of time – especially given I had no previous commercial experience. I’ve now been a part of the BGS Programme for almost two years and I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. It has been a great experience – fun, challenging and stretching.

So what is it about the BGS programme that has made it a fun, challenging and stretching experience?

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BGS Associate Programme Series: Three reasons why I love the programme

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The second blog in our BGS Series comes from Helen, a Trainee Associate new to the programme…

The newest cohort of Future Leaders joined in January 2016, and after a two week induction period we were unleashed into Business Growth Services. Now onto our second seven week rotation, it is a great opportunity to reflect on why I chose to apply to Grant Thornton’s BGS Associate Programme. Also, the top three reasons why I would recommend the programme to anyone who is looking for a challenge to kick start their career.

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BGS Associate Programme Series: Experiences of the Programme

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The first blog in our BGS series comes from Josh, a Trainee Associate on the Future Leaders Programme…

Like many, I left university without a clear idea of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. A similar feeling had led me into a Master’s program following my undergraduate degree, but now was the time to knuckle down and find a place to make my mark. The residing and most difficult question remained…..WHERE? I applied across a range of different companies and job types, partially successfully. I obtained final stage interviews at a FTSE 100 company for their marketing scheme, an American merchant banking firm on a wealth management program and at Grant Thornton for the BGS Associate Program. Now, just a few months into my time with Grant Thornton I honestly know I made the right choice. The programme has given me the opportunity to test myself in an exciting and challenging space, surrounded by experienced professionals and ambitious people like myself.

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