- Date 9 Nov 2020
Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has been recognised in the Top 100 apprenticeship employers ranking, showcasing the country's outstanding apprenticeship employers.
Announced on 21 October, Grant Thornton was ranked 12th in the Top 100 - being recognised for its overall commitment to employing apprentices, its creation of new apprenticeships, the diversity of the firm’s new apprentices, and the progression of its apprentices onto further apprenticeships and employment.
Beginning in 2020, the annual rankings showcase the nation's Top 100 employers that have done the most to provide successful apprenticeships over the previous 12 months. Apprenticeship employers from many different industries and sectors appear in the Top 100 including the public sector, the third sector, hospitality, telecommunications and accountancy.
Grant Thornton has long championed the benefits that an apprenticeship can offer. Most recently, the firm launched its new ‘digital accountant’ pathway for its trainee intake; all of whom join the firm on an apprenticeship. The updated, bespoke programme, developed with education provider BPP, provides the firm’s trainees with a qualification that incorporates relevant digital skills alongside the traditional requisite technical accounting knowledge.
The firm has also recently aligned its trainee reward and progression framework to apprenticeship completion rather than exam completion. This highlights the importance now placed not only on technical knowledge but on developing the skills and behaviours needed to support their clients and to thrive in the profession.