Degree Apprenticeship

Accounting and Business Services 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 Accounting Services Team, you’ll be supporting clients with a wide range of services including preparation of annual and management accounts, bookkeeping and VAT returns.

You’ll be connecting with the issues our clients are facing, providing independent advice so they can confidently do what is right and make the best decisions for the future. The constantly evolving landscape calls for an approach that puts what is right first and you will need to push ideas harder and ask difficult questions, giving our clients the assurance they need. 

You’ll be reporting directly to your manager on each assignment, liaising with other service lines and building important client relationships. Our clients are diverse and include several specialist sectors and range from sole traders to multinational businesses. The teams work together to support and challenge each other to exceed clients’ expectations.

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 three years:

  • Hands on experience, with a variety of clients
  • Responsibility from early in your career, taking ownership for interesting and challenging client work
  • You’ll develop a strong internal and external network to learn from
  • Working closely with colleagues to provide robust challenge and market leading insights to help clients meet their regulatory needs and business objectives
  • Your role will be varied, working with your team to support and challenge each other to exceed clients’ expectations.
  • On the job learning, alongside a structured training programme
  • Time to study and revise for your exams, supported by us all the way to ACA professional qualification 

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

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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