Grant Thornton adds six in Leicester office

The new trainees at the Leicester office

Grant Thornton’s Leicester-based office has recruited six trainees, made up of four school leavers, and two graduates, who now begin training programmes across the firm’s audit and tax service teams.

School leavers Molly Clarke, Julaka Latif, Cameron Woods and Mohammed Sabat, join graduates Emily Smith and Halima Hukawala, and are part of the firm’s intake of 300 trainees that join the firm’s programme across the UK this year, with 16% starting straight from school.

Practice leader of Grant Thornton’s Leicester office, Chris Frostwick, said: “Grant Thornton is dedicated to creating a firm where opportunity is open to all and broadening the diversity of our intake. We recognise that having a more diverse pool of talent leads to improved organisational performance, a better outcome for clients, and a more productive economy, and that creating a futureproof, diverse workforce is not only good for business, but is also an urgent and ongoing priority for the future of a vibrant economy where people and business can thrive.”