"ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
At Grant Thornton, we do work experience differently. Our work experience programme is a unique insight and development programme that will give you a taste of what it's like to work in professional services. To apply to our programme you'll need to be in Year 12 or 13, or S5 or S6.
Access Accountancy is a movement for change across the accountancy profession working to make sure that everyone has an equal chance of accessing career opportunities in our sector, regardless of background.
As part of our commitment and leadership of improved social mobility, we encourage applications from young people who meet the following Access Accountancy criteria:
• attend a state school or college and;
• are or have been eligible for free school meals (or attend a school that is above the regional average in terms of the number of students eligible for free school meals) or;
• would be the first member of their immediate family to attend university.
Before you begin your work experience week with us, you’ll be invited along to an insights evening where you’ll spend some time getting to know our firm and people, as well as learning about what to expect during your placement.
You’ll then begin your placement with us, spending four days in one of our local offices to understand more about business, the way businesses work and the different types of career opportunities available.
You'll take part in various exercises and sessions throughout your time with us all of which are designed to give you the best start to your career, and for you to have fun along the way. Sessions include group exercises to help you develop key skills such as team work and communication.
You'll gain a deeper understanding of the three main business areas of our firm (Audit, Tax and Advisory - more on them in the next section below) by taking part in insight sessions and practical exercises relating to these areas.
You'll be pitching a business idea to a panel like a real business adviser would do and there'll also be plenty of opportunity for you to learn about networking and to practice these skills with your fellow Grant Thornton colleagues.
We'll cover all costs associated with being a part the programme such as travel, lunches etc"
The closing date for this job offer is on 28/02/2018
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