Applications

  • Quality not quantity. Remember the word limit.
  • Leave yourself plenty of time to complete the form, don’t rush it.
  • Try not to repeat yourself.
  • Print out your form before submitting it and check that the spelling and grammar are correct. Get someone else to check it, it can be difficult to spot mistakes if you’ve been working on something for a long time.
  • Be honest. When you get to the interview stage it will be obvious if you’re not telling the truth!
  • Keep it short and snappy, be concise.
  • Tailor your answers to Grant Thornton, don’t just copy and paste from other applications.
  • Consider which location you are applying to. If a certain location is oversubscribed then there is an possibility you may be asked to interview for another office.
  • Apply when applications open, don’t wait for the deadlines.
  • Don’t use your university email address. Remember you won’t be able to use this after the end of your final year and we might still need to contact you.
  • The application form will ask you to add in your top A level (or equivalent) qualifications. This is the perfect chance to demonstrate your academic ability and show us how talented you are! (Note: If you completed only English/Welsh A levels, the answers to these questions will be NA) Remember, we don’t have a minimum academic requirement, and look at your whole application
  • The application will ask a couple of questions surrounding Grant Thornton- understanding our purpose and how you feel you stand out as an individual. It’s time to shine and tell us all your great qualities and talents which make you unique. If you can link this into why you’d slot right in to the culture here at Grant Thornton that would be even better!