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Advisory Apprentice Programme

ACA professional qualification

Great minds. Nothing alike.

Get to know us, our clients and start learning more about yourself. As an associate in our Advisory department, you’ll work as part of a diverse team whilst being passionate about understanding the issues that are important to our clients.

The constantly evolving landscape calls for an approach that puts what’s right first, so you will need to push ideas harder and ask the difficult questions to give clients the assurance they need to support their ambitions and growth. 

Our advisory practise is comprised of over 40 different service lines and over 70 partners. The work you’ll do with our clients is of huge importance. There’ll be challenges along the way, but you’ll be supported and able to meet each one with a solution. That’s how you excel here. 

Careers with Grant Thornton - how they should be

We spoke to our people about what makes Grant Thornton different and why they chose to join the firm.

A look into your future

Our five-year advisory apprenticeship programme is designed to take you on a journey to professional qualification.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll experience during your first five years:

  • Responsibility from early in your career, taking ownership for interesting and challenging client work
  • On the job learning, alongside a structured training programme
  • As part of our advisory process, you’ll ask questions and pay attention to responses to understand their needs
  • You’ll develop solutions tailored to our clients' organisations challenges and markets, delivering on unique requirements and objectives. Which means our business advisers have lots of responsibility
  • Time to study and revise for your exams, supported by us all the way to complete the ACA professional qualification

In your first two years you will work towards completing the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), moving on to becoming ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant), or CA (Chartered Accountant) qualified over the next three years.

Advisory at Grant Thornton is broadly split into the following areas:

Large & Complex:

  • Business Risk Services (BRS)
  • Financial Services Group (FSG)
  • Forensic & Investigation Services (FIS)
  • Insolvency
  • Public Services Advisory (PSA)

Deals & Business Consulting:

  • Financial Advisory 
  • People Advisory 
  • Restructuring 

Knowing that you’re right for us

We’ve got a flexible approach to academic entry requirements, and we’ll consider these alongside your strengths and motivations. We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. 

Back yourself with our backing

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential. 

Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to be yourself and pursue your passions inside and outside of work. 

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. Our framework for how we work outlines our approach to agile working, and together with your people manager and team, you’ll decide the best way of working, for your clients, your team and for you. Everyone here enjoys a competitive salary, and you’ll receive our core benefits including, life assurance, income protection and private medical cover plus access to a range of voluntary benefits to choose from focused on health, family and wellbeing.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments once qualified, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. We’ll use the interview process to check your values match up.

You deserve the best start to your career. Come to where you’ll learn more, where you won’t limit yourself, and where you’ll discover exactly what you’re capable of. Choose Grant Thornton. It’s how it should be.

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