Work Experience - Grant Thornton Recruitment

Work Experience


The work experience we offer provides a unique insight giving, you a taste of what it’s like to work in professional services. We have openings throughout the year for students to undertake work experience. To apply for work experience you’ll need to be in Year 12 or 13. 

This experience will help you get a deeper understanding of some or all of the main business areas of our firm (Audit, Tax and Advisory – more on them in the next section below) by shadowing our business advisers and undertaking real work.

Explore the different types of business areas you’ll get to learn.

Business Areas

Our clients are operating in uncertain times. It’s our role as an auditor to act independently to support trust and integrity in the business.

We develop relationships built on credibility and trust with clients across a wide range of sectors. As we spend time with clients at their sites, we get to the heart of how they work and what challenges they face. We learn how to provide the business with the best advice they need to grow and make the right decisions about the future. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help our clients to flourish.

The Channel Islands are world renowned for being an international finance centre and a lot of our audit engagements are in that space. Our work not only makes a difference to our clients, but helps enhance the reputation of the Channel Islands as a global leader and a centre of excellence in the financial services markets. We also deliver audit services to local, commercial enterprises, that helps them develop and grow both at home and abroad.

Whether in the local or financial services market sector, the role of an auditor is challenging, rewarding and interesting. We get hands-on experience of different aspects of audit, working on all kinds of projects ranging from the simple to complex. The variety of work makes it both stimulating and rewarding.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of something bigger. Free to be yourself, confident and approachable. You must be a great relationship builder who can inspire everyone around you with your energy and ideas.

You should share our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

Always striving to grow yourself, you should be driven to succeed with the ability to see tasks through to the end and remain agile, even when things don’t go to plan. Your ability to see the bigger picture and also drill down into the small detail will make you stand out from the crowd – a real natural when it comes to solving problems. Being a part of a team is at the heart of how we work here – you’ll be able to balance working as part of a team and take ownership of the part you play.

We have a flexible approach to academic entry requirements. We’ll consider your academic achievements, but your strengths, motivations and connection with us and our values are more important. We’re looking for people with a broad range of interests and experiences.

How to apply

Once you have decided which area(s) you would like to gain experience, the first step of our application process is to complete a very quick and easy application and upload a copy of your CV. You can also tell us about yourself in the Personal Summary section. Remember to let us know which area(s) of the business you would ideally like to work in.

Positive action recruitment process

We are an inclusive employer and committed to ensuring our workforce is representative of our diverse society. We therefore make reasonable adjustments and adaptions to our recruitment process to ensure it is inclusive for anyone who wishes to apply.

If adjustments are required at any stage of the process, or to discuss the options we can provide, please get in contact with us.

If you wish to apply in a different format, please contact us via email and we will respond using your preferred method of contact, to discuss your application.