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Grant Thornton

London Advisory Insolvency Placement Programme Summer 2020

Salary notes: 
Competitive
Job/scheme locations: 
London
Type of opportunity: 
Placement
Application deadline: 
29/02/2020

Looking for a fulfilling career? One that can have a wider impact on society? At Grant Thornton, that's precisely what we offer. A career where you can have your ideas implemented. Your opinions heard. Your contributions valued. Not just by your colleagues, but by coveted clients. And the opportunity to inspire changes that can be felt wider than our business, helping us achieve our bold and ambitious vision of shaping a vibrant economy for the UK and beyond. It's a compelling mix. So bring your passion, ambitions and inspiration, and together let’s make it happen.

In Insolvency you’ll work as part of a diverse team with specialties in both large, contentious, multi-jurisdictional insolvencies and insolvency and bankruptcy appointments that have come about through financial loss due to fraud, corruption or economic crime. Insolvency is a new team formed through the merger of Fraud Insolvency Division (FInD) and Complex & International Insolvency (CII). The Insolvency team return value to creditors through asset recovery, pursuing compensation and, in many cases, entering into litigation to settle disputes. You'll work with the full spectrum of our clients - financial institutions, banks, corporates and high net worth individuals.

Job Description:

What’s in it for you?

  • Own your own work. As a placement student you’ll get hands-on experience of different aspects of advisory, working on all kinds of projects. You'll think strategically and see the big picture, while also being able to hone your knowledge and apply it to each client, drilling down to the core of the issues, what the implications are and what needs to be done.
  • Be a part of a team. You’ll work with colleagues who, like you, are passionate about supporting, advising and helping all kinds of businesses achieve their potential. Collaboration is one of our key values that underpins our culture so your input will be encouraged from day one and you’ll be surrounded by people ready to help you – whether it be within your immediate team or the wider Grant Thornton community.
  • Build your brand. Working closely with your people manager, you will find areas where you can develop, collaborate and communicate more effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels. You will get the opportunity to build your brand as a trusted adviser to clients and within our firm.
  • Progress in your career. As well as learning on-the-job, you’ll be invited to development workshops during your time with us, some of which will take place at our training facility, Bradenham manor, to help you on your way to becoming a credible business adviser. Most students who join us on a placement go onto become a full-time trainee after graduation.

The minimum criteria

We have a flexible approach to academic entry requirements. We’ll consider your academic achievements, but your strengths, motivations and connection with us and our values are equally as important. We’re looking for people with a broad range of interests and experiences.

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

  • Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.
  • Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.
  • Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. Our clients rely on us to make sure they do the right thing and are operating within the law. We pride ourselves on having high standards and integrity, and we’re looking for people who will do what’s right even when no one’s looking.
  • Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.
  • Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.
  • Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. We are an inclusive employer and committed to ensure our workforce is representative of our diverse society. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

"We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO

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