New recruits join accountancy firm

FOUR new faces have joined the expanding team at business and financial adviser Grant Thornton’s Ipswich office as part of the firm’s annual graduate programme.

Victor Joannou, Debbie Sandall, Juliana Rivas and Liz King have begun a three year training programme in the firm’s audit and tax departments. During this time the new recruits will work towards professional accounting qualifications while receiving first class training and on the job experience.

Steve Ladhams, Grant Thornton HR spokesman, said: “There is a perception in the current climate that very few jobs are available for graduates and school leavers, but the good news is that each year we take on around 250 trainees across 22 of our offices nationally to start an exciting career with Grant Thornton.

“We are delighted to welcome Victor, Debbie, Juliana and Liz to the firm. Our programme is all about investing in young talent today to build our skills base for the future and we hope our new team members will remain with Grant Thornton for years to come.”

All trainees receive expert internal and external training throughout the programme and are given immediate responsibility, with full support from Grant Thornton’s experienced team, to help them develop.

Graduate trainee Victor Joannou, said: “From the start Grant Thornton went that extra mile to treat me as an individual, not just another employee. This is an exciting opportunity to not only gain a professional qualification, but a set of experiences which will allow me to develop both professionally and personally.”