Our school leavers join us on a five year programme where you'll balance client work with study and revision for professional exams. It's a challenging few years and you'll need to be dedicated and focused on passing exams and working with clients.

Of course, you’ll get the professional qualifications that come with our first class training, but our aim is to grow trusted business people with real-world experience. So you won’t be stuck doing the same thing over and over, but gain valuable experience out on client sites, with exposure to organisations of all shapes and sizes across a broad range of sectors.

Ultimately, our programmes are all about business and working with our clients to drive growth. Our trainees get exposure to the whole business lifecycle across many sectors – it's an exciting time to be part of a firm with a purpose of shaping a Vibrant Economy where businesses, people and communities can thrive.

You could work in one our three main business areas of Audit, Tax or Advisory.

To find out more about becoming an adviser right at the heart of business visit our website. 

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The first step of our application process is to complete an online application form. We have a flexible approach to academic entry requirements and are looking for people who have a broad range of interests and experiences. We look at four areas of an application; your academic achievements, your personal achievements, your professional achievements as well as how well you'll fit our culture.

At this point, all successful candidates are invited to be a part of our online community 'Grant Thornton: I've applied' – this is a space where you can connect with other candidates, current trainees and our recruiters. You'll get top tips and advice to help set you up ready for the further stages of the process. There's loads of great advice, blogs and discussions to help you succeed.

The later stages of our process involve an online digital interview, online numerical, verbal and critical reasoning tests as well as a final round assessment day.

Visit our trainee blog here for some tips on the application process.

You can apply for all opportunities on our website. 


We're a global organisation offering business and financial advice to dynamic organisations in countries all over the world. And, at Grant Thornton we like to approach things a little differently.

That starts with our vision, we want to help shape a Vibrant Economy in the UK, where businesses, communities and people can thrive. There's our unique culture too - we're a Shared Enterprise, meaning our people take ownership for the ideas which shape the future of our business, take responsibility for making these a reality; which results in us all sharing in the reward.

We work with organisations at every stage of their growth journey, from multinationals to fast-growth companies to start-ups. We look to unlock growth for our clients and stimulate ideas and actions that create a Vibrant Economy.

We're ambitious, down to earth and passionate about our purpose. We're looking for trainee business advisers who can help us drive our strategy right from day one and play an active part in what's an exciting time for our firm.