Grant Thornton Returner Programme 2020
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Start date: March/April 2020
Programme: 6-month paid returnship
About the programme
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. They are driven by independent thinkers that provide high quality business and financial advice to a wide range of clients in countries all over the world.
Grant Thornton is excited to partner with Women Returners to launch their 2020 Returner Programme, supporting experienced and talented professionals to successfully return to the workplace after an extended career break (18 months +).
Grant Thornton believes they’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, they provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Their ideas and insight empower their clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. Through fresh thinking and agile working, they help businesses, communities and their people to flourish.
You’ll work in the office and on client site, getting to the heart of how their clients work and the challenges they face. Making the most of your experience and client management skills, you’ll help their clients mitigate risks and work more effectively.
What you can expect
- The Returner Programme offers a paid placement of six months, starting in March 2020, with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the assignment
- You will receive regular coaching support from Women Returners to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace
- Flexible working options are available
- A great opportunity to refresh your knowledge and skills, whilst gaining new experiences when working on different client projects
- Building a new network both internally and externally, whilst boosting your confidence in the workplace
- Peer to peer support – the programme is ideally run as a small cohort intake, so a number of returners will start the programme together. This will provide support to all those partaking in the programme
- Mentoring – you will be assigned a mentor and a buddy when you start, to support your transition and help with any questions you might have throughout the programme
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All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and should have been out of the corporate workplace for at least 18 months. This programme is ideally looking for individuals with Financial Services experience, although this is not essential. They’re looking for experience in any of the following areas:
- Business Consulting
- Recovery Services
- Actuarial & Risk
- Business Risk Services
- Regulatory Services
- Information Risk Management & Security
- Financial Services Tax / Financial Services Audit
- Financial Crime
Do you care about the same things they do?
Grant Thornton has six (CLEARR) values they work by. When you meet them, it will be great for you to show them how they’re important to you, too.
Collaboration: Clients always comment on how friendly they are. They work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.
Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects. Grant Thornton is committed to the success of their clients, their people, their profession, and their stakeholders at large, demonstrating leadership at all levels.
Excellence: They love what they do, and it shows. They sweat the details. They see things through, no matter how tricky. And they always look for new ways to do things better
Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, they stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.
Respect: A given, of course: they value each other and their clients. They listen, understand, and they care.
Responsibility: They recognise their wider impact on their clients, people and society. The decisions they make and advice they give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. They act with integrity, openness and accountability to stay true to their purpose and behave in a way that is consistent with their values.
Committed to inclusivity
Now you’ve seen their values, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that they’re committed to creating an inclusive and agile working environment where people can flourish, where differences are understood and respected, and everyone is valued. Or that they’re one of the top employers in the UK’s Social Mobility Index. They treat everyone equally, they’ll value what you have to say, and do everything they can to help you bring your whole self to work.
There’s more to life than work
Children, family and beyond .… the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let them know. Grant Thornton will do its best to keep your work and life in balance.
Sound like you?
Click here to upload your CV via the application process.
Deadline for applications is 17th February 2020.
If you require any support or have question about this programme, or require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please contact the Resourcing team on email@example.com, using the term “Returner Programme” in the subject line.