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Takeover 2016: PSA Fact File

Personally, I never used Spilling the Beans more than when I was preparing for my final round assessment centre at the Birmingham office. So, rather than creating a day-in-the-life blog as many of my colleagues have already finely done in far better style than I am capable of, I thought it best, on a rainy train journey back from Shrewsbury to Brum, to explain what it is that makes Public Sector Audit (PSA) at Grant Thornton a bit unique, and let you know everything I wished I had known when I was preparing for my interview to get here…

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Takeover 2016: Our Summer Internship experience in Reading

As part of our development and goal setting as interns, myself, Rebecca and Stephen decided to write a blog expanding and reflecting on our experience of joining Grant Thornton for 6 weeks over the summer. We all agreed that Spilling the Beans was an extremely useful tool in finding out information about the application process and made the whole experience easier. Because of this we decided to try and give something back to the Spilling the Beans community and to help provide information to potential future interns about what being an intern at Grant Thornton actually entails…

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Takeover 2016: Away Day at the Velodrome

Hi all! I’m Jess and I’m an intern in the Entrepreneurial and Private Client tax department at the Euston office.

A few weeks ago the tax and audit London interns, along with the full time members of their respective departments, were invited to spend the day at the Lee Valley Velodrome for the Audit and Tax Collaboration Day. And what a day it was! I can honestly say I never thought I’d be able to call my office the middle of the Olympic cycling track, where so many gold medals were won for Great Britain…

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Takeover 2016: CIPFA Explained – An Associate’s Perspective

When it comes to choosing which firm and which service line is right for you, finding out more about the qualification that you will be studying towards during your first few years is an important part of making the right decision. I spoke to Sophie Medwell – Public Sector Assurance associate and CIPFA representative for the Bristol office – to find out more about her experiences with studying towards the CIPFA qualification…

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Takeover 2016: Can Bradenham be beaten?

The workshops were great and the people even better. The best part of my internship so far.

I have just spent the last two days at Bradenham, Grant’s Thornton training centre in Buckinghamshire. My course was called ‘Developing your Business Impact’, but this was just one of the things I learnt during my stay. The workshops covered how to give a great first impression, how to make an engaging and memorable presentation, as well as many other top tips for succeeding in your career. If you are currently an intern awaiting your turn at Bradenham, or thinking of applying to Grant Thornton looking for a real insight into what this firm can offer you, keep reading!!

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A Conversation with… The CEO part 5

The conversation with the CEO comes to an end. Watch the last episode of the series where we get to know more about Sacha outside of work. Sacha talks about her favourite books,  favourite music, her dream three course meal… and as a bonus, tells us about her dream three course dessert.

Thanks to everyone who has been following the series!

 

 

Guest Blog: Wacky Wednesdays

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Hi all! I’m Rachel and I’ve recently joined Grant Thornton as a placement student. I’ll be here for the next year in between my second and third year at Sussex university where I study Accounting and Finance.

Every Wednesday, within the Public Sector Audit (PSA) department at the London Euston office, we do something called Wacky Wednesdays. This takes place…you guessed it…every Wednesday afternoon for the duration of the internship programme. As  placement students, we get involved with the summer interns in the in Public Sector Audit team based at Euston, London.  We take part in a range of social activities with some of the managers and associates. Here’s a little insight into what has happened during the first few Wacky Wednesdays…

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