Fiona Baldwin, Head of Audit: “I felt lucky to be invited to interview and found the event really inspirational. The students were so focused and clear about what they wanted to achieve in their careers. The vast majority had at least one part-time job, which they were juggling with their school studies, and all were able to articulate how they balanced school, work and a social life. It was fascinating to hear how they’d dealt with the pandemic, in practical ways and in terms of looking after their mental health.
“As a firm, we have the opportunity to share what a career at a professional services firm is like, which helps students who don’t have friends or relatives already working in this space.”
Karen Campbell-Williams, Head of Tax: “I was delighted to be part of the workshop - the enthusiasm and energy of the students was infectious and I was really impressed by the quality and maturity of the students’ responses. They were able to articulate how their experiences from life and school could be transferred into a workplace environment. It’s important that businesses like Grant Thornton spend time with young people to help level the playing field and build diversity of backgrounds into our teams.”