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Placement Year Insight – Josh


Are you considering doing a placement at Grant Thornton as part of your degree programme? If so, you’re in the right place. I’ll explain what life has been like for me at Grant Thornton since I started, why I chose accountancy, and then specifically why I chose Grant Thornton. Read this post

My first month… as a Placement Student



Name: Lara

Office: Reading

Service Line: Audit




Top 3 highlights…

  1. How friendly and helpful everyone is
  2. Training days away at Bradenham Manor
  3. Being treated as a full member of the team – not just a placement!

Top 3 things I’ve learnt so far…

  1. How to use the (very) basics of excel
  2. The main stages of an audit and how they are approached
  3. To take full responsibility for all the work you do

Best piece of advice for current applicants…

Use Jam! For any questions you have or information you want to find out about the recruitment process, or the Grant Thornton business and culture in general, Jam is so helpful!



Name: Iqra

Office: Reading

Service Line: Corporate Tax – Innovations




Top 3 highlights…

  1. Meeting the people
  2. Flying to Scotland for a client
  3. Bradenham

Top 3 things I’ve learnt so far…

  1. How to use complicated formulas on Excel!
  2. Presenting myself in front of different clients
  3. Basic Accounting knowledge at Bradenham

Best piece of advice for current applicants…

Be honest throughout your application by being yourself. Talk about your exciting achievements and be proud of them throughout.

Alex’s Corporate Finance Blog – Part 2

In my previous blog I gave you a brief background to our Corporate Finance team, as well as touching on some of my experiences within Lead Advisory and Public Company Advisory.  As recruitment season is well and truly upon us, I will share some of my experiences hunting for a placement, what I think made me successful and how I have been making the most of the opportunity.

The first point worth mentioning is that your university will probably be pushing for you to apply to as many placements as possible. Whilst this scatter gun approach has some benefits, I would offer a word of caution. In my experience there is often an inverse relationship between quantity and quality of applications.  Applying for fifty placements sounds impressive… 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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