Grant Thorn­ton presents its lat­est in­tern­ship pro­grammes at Univer­sity of Malta Fresh­ers Week 2016

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS -

As students started prep­ping up for another year on cam­pus, Grant Thorn­ton made its pres­ence felt at this year’s edi­tion of Fresh­ers’ Week at the Univer­sity of Malta. Apart from giv­ing students the chance to dis­cover what ca­reers are avail­able to them in fields such as au­dit, tax, ac­count­ing and advisory ser­vices, Grant Thorn­ton’s stand was also home to the iconic Poke­mon Pikachu where students could try their skills and luck at catch­ing the mav­er­ick char­ac­ter for a chance to win one of sev­eral prizes, in­clud­ing gym mem­ber­ships from Westin Work­out and Fit­ness Club 247, as well as com­puter vouch­ers and Nutribul­let blenders, courtesy of Fore­stals.

The Grant Thorn­ton stand was full of life and live­li­ness as students pop­u­lated the area to find out more about the ex­cit­ing ca­reer prospects that the firm has to of­fer in­terns, or sim­ply to see fel­low students bat­tling it out to cap­ture the mighty Pikachu. A num­ber of pub­lic fig­ures such as Pres­i­dent Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Prime Min­is­ter Joseph Mus­cat, Op­po­si­tion Leader Si­mon Busut­til, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Evarist Bar­tolo, and a num­ber of Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment and MEPs also vis­ited the stand.

Grant Thorn­ton of­fers a num­ber of sum­mer and win­ter in­tern­ship pro­grammes pro­vid­ing those on the pro­gramme with real re­spon­si­bil­ity and in­sight into life as a trainee. “With our unique cul­ture and op­por­tu­ni­ties, our or­gan­i­sa­tion is a place where you can grow,” com­mented Grant Thorn­ton man­ag­ing part­ner Mark Bugeja, whilst vis­it­ing the firm’s stand on cam­pus. “Wher­ever they are in their ca­reer, we help our peo­ple, be it sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als or those that are just start­ing, to make a dif­fer­ence ev­ery day.”

“Op­por­tu­ni­ties at Grant Thorn­ton are vast, which is im­por­tant for students like my­self,” stated Claire Agius, an in­tern who joined the firm’s tax di­vi­sion in 2015, and is read­ing for a Bach­e­lor’s Degree in Eco­nom­ics and Bank­ing and Fi­nance.

“The best thing about this in­tern­ship is its flex­i­bil­ity, as I can fit work­ing hours around my sched­ule and aca­demic re­quire­ments. I am not tied to a fixed sched­ule, which gives me am­ple time to also work on as­sign­ments and re­vi­sion. Another driv­ing el­e­ment is the ap­proach­a­bil­ity of the part­ners and se­nior man­age­ment,” added Leona Galea, another Grant Thorn­ton in­tern from the Ac­counts di­vi­sion. “What I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate at Grant Thorn­ton is the flow of ex­change of ideas and knowl­edge, mak­ing it eas­ier for me to not only do my job well, but also learn by ob­serv­ing others. This is com­ple­mented by on­go­ing train­ing, in­clud­ing an in­tense on-board­ing pro­gramme which helps pro­vide a holis­tic view of the firm’s op­er­a­tions.”

“As a team we op­er­ate in a re­ally hands-on way and I can guar­an­tee you’ll be chal­lenged from the out­set,” Ms Galea con­tin­ued, “You will how­ever be sur­rounded by a team that is wel­com­ing and help­ful, and it makes a big dif­fer­ence when you have that level of sup­port. Here, it’s not just all about work, the firm also works hard to cre­ate a fun cul­ture: from small things like mqaret with ice cream on hot sum­mer days and Fri­day drinks, all the way up to our an­nual sum­mer and Christ­mas par­ties. Our events and so­cial team work hard all year round to or­gan­ise events that all staff can get in­volved in.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on ca­reers avail­able with Grant Thorn­ton send an email to re­cruit­ or visit www.grant­thorn­

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