RSM Birmingham strengthens future growth with record trainee intake

Mark Taylor

RSM Birmingham has taken on a record 82 new students in 2022, nearly double the 42 trainees recruited in 2021.

Nationally, the audit, tax and consulting firm recruited a record high of 723 new students across the UK in 2022, comfortably surpassing its previous record intake in 2021 by 20% as the firm continues to invest in its long-term growth plans. These trainees will be spread across all service lines including accounting and business advisory, audit, consulting, corporate finance, outsourcing, tax, restructuring and risk advisory.

RSM has also recently undertaken 40 promotions to director in its continued bid to strengthen the firm from within its own ranks.

Mark Taylor, regional managing partner, RSM Birmingham, said: “RSM’s Birmingham office has enjoyed very strong growth in recent years. Recruiting our largest ever cohort of new trainees demonstrates our continuous investment in people to help us sustain this momentum. As they take their first step on the career ladder at our fabulous new home at 103 Colmore Row, these fledgling trainees are essential to the continued strengthening of the wide range of services that we offer to our clients in Birmingham. Having worked at RSM for nearly 20 years, I know from my own experience that the firm will provide richly rewarding career paths to our new recruits.

“Without doubt, tough economic conditions are ahead of us in the near term which will present challenges across the business landscape, but with these challenges will come opportunities for our new trainees to gain essential experience and learn skills which will help them to flourish as they develop in their careers.”

Victoria Kirkhope, people partner at RSM UK, said: “It is hugely rewarding to know this year we have our highest number of trainees coming on board to help deliver our business ambitions. With a focus on personal and professional development, RSM is a great place to start your career and an exciting environment within which to progress. The latest wave of trainees come from different backgrounds with different experiences and outlooks, and the firm benefits from having a wide and diverse pool of people. In return, they will gain a well-structured training path in their early years, working in a supportive and collaborative culture.”

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