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Grant Thornton is a part of a global organisation delivering audit, and tax advisory services to clients in over 100 countries.

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About Grant Thornton

How do you sum up a business like Grant Thornton? Put simply, it's part of a global organisation delivering audit, tax and advisory services to clients in over 100 countries. It's a complex, ambitious and dynamic organisation that delivers insightful solutions to over 40,000 clients in the UK alone.

Your Career

What to expect

  • Before you even start you are given a dedicated buddy. They'll be a current trainee who can answer any questions you might have and help you to settle in when you get there.
  • You'll also be invited to join a virtual space online so you can network and meet other joiners and trainees. 
    • After joining, your orientation starts with a two-day programme at your local office, where you'll be introduced to your colleagues and given an overview of how things work.
  • Following that, you'll attend the national orientation with around 200 other trainees from all over the country - a two-day residential event usually held at a central London hotel. It's led by it's National Leadership Board and CEO so it's a great opportunity to learn about strategy and networking.
  • You'll be told about the business' strategy, how you can play your part in it from day one and what it means to be a trainee at Grant Thornton.
  • There's also an exciting social event, which takes place each year as part of the orientation. You'll be assigned a partner to head up your year group, keeping you together as a community and ensuring you get access to the best opportunities.


  • Quite simply, you'll be offered the opportunity to excel without compromise - through an award-winning induction process into it's industry leading graduate, internship and placement programmes in Audit, Tax, Business Risk Services, Recovery & Reorganisation and Actuarial.
  • Following your two day induction in London you'll spend intensive time at Bradenham Manor in Buckinghamshire, a dedicated training facility, to develop your technical knowledge, consolidate your learning and meet your peer group in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • The learning curve is steep to stretch your potential: real and challenging work from the outset with clients in sectors that include Technology, Media, Healthcare, Property & Construction, and Public Sector.
  • Crucially, you'll be given exposure to the whole business cycle, working with clients at different stages of their development to unlock potential for growth.
  • You'll also be offered the opportunity to work across a range of business units in the firm.
  • As you train, you'll work towards a professional qualification, with paid study leave and time off to sit exams.

What does the future hold?

Professionally, I've developed my business acumen enormously through the variety of work we do - we can spend a week on one client, then the next be working on a completely different client, with new staff. And now I am finishing my AAT, I have just started studying towards the ACA. I should be fully qualified by the time I am 22.

Chris, Audit