Grant Thornton boosts its school leaver intake

Grant Thornton is set to welcome a record 213 school leavers onto its apprenticeship programme this year. This is a 13% increase compared to 2022 (188) and the highest number ever welcomed by the firm in one intake.
For the first time the ration of school leavers and graduates joining the firm’s audit department reached over a 50:50 split – with more school leavers than graduates signing up to the audit team.
On top of the school leavers Grant Thornton took on 283 graduates this year.
Grant Thornton’s Perry Burton said: “The fight for talent in the accountancy profession is fierce… Our focus on increasing our school leaver intake has allowed us to access a new, diverse talent pool that we would previously have been missing.”