Why Public Sector Audit?

As a placement student in Public Sector Audit (PSA), you soon learn that when Grant Thornton job advertisements state that your job role will entail early responsibility, they are not joking! You will be plunged straight into work after your first week of induction training, with a supportive team around to answer questions and to help you get to grips with the day-to-day activities of your job.

However, as is typical with audit, there are peaks and troughs in the volume of work throughout the year. During quieter periods, you can utilise your time to learn more about the business and your chosen department. Commercial awareness is widely valued at Grant Thornton, so an understanding both your clients and the wider assurance department helps you to improve the quality of your work.

I interviewed Richard Percival, an Associate Director in the Birmingham office to learn more about the world of Audit. His candid replies offer a more personal insight into PSA, and he has a few words of advice for those of you that may still be uncertain of whether to apply for an intern or trainee role, helping you to make an informed decision based upon your interests and motivations. It’s not a shortest of articles, but it is definitely worth a read, so here goes! Read this post

A day in the life of a GIA associate!

Hi everyone!

Jenny here 🙂 This week, we’ve got a great blog from one of our associates in Government Infrastructure Advisory.. So if you’re interested in finding out more about what GIA do and what the role of the associate involves, please keep reading! 🙂

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Advice from a school leaver- how to ace the application process!

So, you’re thinking of applying for a role at Grant Thornton- great! We’re thrilled you’re considering us. But before you do, we wanted to share with you a few hints and tips, which will help you to best prepare for the application stages and get the most out of the process.

I’m a school leaver that joined Grant Thornton a few years ago, so I know exactly how daunting it can be, which is why I wanted to help you through our process.

From start to finish, the application process is nice and simple and broken down into clear phases , which you’ll work through depending on your success at each stage. So we thought we’d familiar you with the process, before you hit that big ‘apply’ button! Read this post

Public Sector Audit Internship: My First Week

From what I thought and who I met, to what I did and where I went, this blog gives a pretty comprehensive account of my first week as a public sector audit (PSA) intern at the London Euston office. Although your experience won’t be the same, I hope this gives those soon to join Grant Thornton a flavour of what is to come in your first week.

Holly, Public Sector Audit Intern

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Six tips from six interns

The Euston interns at the Confidence in Presenting conference in the Birmingham office!

As us Audit interns in Euston started our internship three weeks before those in other offices we thought we would each give a quick insight into what we’ve learnt so far and helpful tips for those who have just started the program or for those thinking of applying in the future.

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How Grant Thornton accommodates continued development!

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Hi everyone, I’m Nick and I’m a Manager in the Business Consulting team in Finsbury Square. As a member of the Spilling the Beans team in my ‘trainee years’ it’s great to be back on Spilling the Beans sharing my stories and experiences with you – I hope you enjoy my blog on how I’ve felt Grant Thornton has accommodated my continued development. Read this post