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Grant Thornton recognised as top apprenticeship employer

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has been named in the top 10 of the Department for Education’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2022, in recognition of the firm’s ongoing commitment to apprenticeships and boosting career opportunities.

The annual ranking is designed to showcase employers providing some of the country’s most successful apprenticeship programmes and help future apprentices, parents and career advisers identify opportunities with leading employers. The rankings are independently verified, assessed, and compiled by High Fliers Research. 

Grant Thornton ranks 10th in the list and is one of only two accounting firms to be included in the top 10. The firm is currently training almost 1,000 apprentices through a combination of its early careers programme, recruiting a mix of both graduates and those joining straight from school, and those studying further on in their careers.

The firm is dedicated to promoting the benefits apprenticeships can offer to people of all ages and, in the last year, over 400 people have started an apprenticeship with the firm.

Perry Burton, Head of People and Culture, Grant Thornton, UK LLP, said:

“We’re thrilled that our hard work and dedication to providing the highest quality apprenticeship programmes has been recognised and we’ve been named the tenth top apprenticeship employer.

“We’re committed to widening access to the accountancy profession and creating an inclusive environment where people can grow. Our apprenticeship programmes support both these aims and represent a core element of many of our peoples’ development journeys – at the start of their career but also during.

“They offer a myriad of opportunities, providing in-depth practical learning and development but also helping to ensure a future pipeline of diverse talent in an organisation. With ongoing skills shortages, many employers are increasingly recognising the agility and flexibility of apprenticeships as an effective development tool that can both develop new people and upskill existing employees.

“Ensuring we have the right talent in our firm is critical and I'm immensely proud that we remain one of the top employers of apprenticeship talent.”