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Grizel from Miami on life in London and what makes Grant Thornton special. #SecondeeTakeover.


I was born in Cuba and grew up in the US. I would never have imagined that  20 years down the line I was going to be working in the UK with people from around the world. When I was recruited by Grant Thornton doing a secondment in another country was the topic of choice but a rarity in occurrence. So the moment I heard my colleague had landed a secondment in the UK I immediately started my search.

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#WWYAB – Seizing Opportunities

One of the most important things for me of working at a large firm such as Grant Thornton is the opportunities that are presented to you. From my induction at Talent 12, I remember our CEO, Scott Barnes, telling us that we are all responsible for shaping our own future. I feel the way each of us can best do this is to work extremely hard along the way and continue to look to challenge ourselves.

My advice for all trainees is…

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Settling into London Life…

Hi, I’m Sapna and I have lived in London for over three years now, but working in the financial services industry in London is very different to the university life I once had here. It has been just over two months since I started working in the London Finsbury Square office as an associate in the financial services tax team. The first couple of months seem to have gone so quickly from full working days to social events in the evenings, and now the joys of revision for my ACA exams. Read this post

Put Your Hand Up

Hi everyone, I’m Nick and I’m a former member of the Spilling the Beans team. Having spent a little while away from the team now, it’s been great to see how my successors have continued to move from strength to strength.

Being a part of this team was really enjoyable and great for my professional development. As a member I got involved in such varied work and, in the three months since I left the team, the little motor inside me (that won’t let me just make do with the nine-to-five) has seen me get involved in a new range of different and exciting projects…

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Jonathan’s Public Sector Diary – Q3 2013

Hello and welcome to the next instalment of my Public Sector Diary, and my first as a fully-fledged member of the Spilling the Beans team! A common perception can be that a lot of businesses slow down over the summer months, but this is not the case in Public Sector Audit. To say the past few months have been busy would be an understatement as the final accounts audits of our Local Government clients have been in full swing. Read this post

Life in London Audit

Grant Thornton Football Tournament 2013

Adam joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in September 2012. He is our new regular guest blogger and will be giving you an insight into life as an Audit trainee in London.

This is my first blog for “Spilling The Beans” and pondering what to open with  has been surprisingly difficult. Tossing between profundity and wit and whether I could pull either off caused far too much confusion for me and so I decided it would be better just to describe my motivation for becoming a guest blogger. Read this post

Billie’s Internship Diary

Hi, I’m Billie and I’m an intern in the Public Sector Audit team at Grant Thornton’s Euston Square office in London. Having lived in small villages and towns all my life I was feeling a certain trepidation on my first day as I rode the tube to the Finsbury Office where our induction was to take place, however I was quickly put at ease by the friendly welcome given by the firm.

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Nick’s Diary – June 2013

June has arguably been the best month of my working career. The exams are in the past, I’ve been taking on plenty of additional responsibility and I’m starting to see the beginning of the end of my time as a trainee. As a result of this, I’ve been spending more time travelling across the South and building relationships with our Oxford and Reading offices.

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Nick’s Diary – May 2013

The nature of the life of a trainee is that, for a couple of months a year, we leave the office and head over to college for study and revision for exams. As mentioned in my last blog, April was a month spent in front of books as I completed my final CTA stage. For May, it’s the ACA trainees turn to be out of the office as they prepare for June and July exams.

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