Hi, I’m Victor and I work in the tax department of the Norwich office. The office is only a few years old following a recent relocation. It boasts beautiful views as its next to the River Wensum, close to Norwich cathedral and only 10 min walk to the city centre.
The office is made up of many departments including audit and a variety of tax based services; corporate tax, employer solutions, trust and personal tax services.
The office recruits somewhere between four and seven trainees per year so there is always someone you can speak to for advice and support. As with all Grant Thornton offices there are always opportunities for further development. You may choose to just focus on advancing in your current role so progressing from associate to executive and onwards. You may also choose to take a secondment to another office in one of our 27 locations or even to one of the Grant Thornton International offices around the world. Recently one of the auditors has taken such an opportunity in New Zealand having recently qualified.
The clients in this region are tremendously varied across the various departments. So audit will deal with a lot of land and rural business, food and drink, construction and manufacturing. However the tax based services have a much wider portfolio as they will provide services to clients based across all of the offices in East Anglia. These will include clients in the technology industry, retail, telecoms and haulage industries just to name a few.
The Norwich office is incredibly sociable with seasonal events all year round. This is mostly due to the great work that our social committee do to organise these events. Most notably the summer barbecue outside our office on the riverside. It is a major highlight in the calendar with team events all evening and plenty of great food.
Having recently relocated to Norwich I was instantly struck by the relaxed and friendly way of life. In addition, the city has a lot to offer including a busy nightlife, loads of high street shops and trendy boutiques as well as plenty of sports clubs to keep you active and healthy. They say that at one point, Norwich had a pub for every day of the year, now whilst I am saddened to say that this no longer the case, most do still remain.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more let me know by leaving a message under the blog or by typing something on the forum.