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young talent with the recruitment of 11 new trainees. All have enrolled on three-year training programmes and will work across services areas including audit, tax and advisory. Following qualification they can move to other disciplines within the UK business or take the opportunity of a placement abroad through Grant Thornton International.


11 join ‘best’ trainee scheme T


he Birmingham office of business and financial adviser Grant Thornton is continuing its commitment to nurture


‘Grant Thornton’s trainee programmes are well known for being some of the best in the business’


Dave Munton, office managing partner, said: “Grant Thornton is dedicated to attracting and nurturing the brightest young talent who will create the firm of the future, both nationally and internationally. “It is an increasingly difficult market for graduate


and trainee job hunters. Competition is fierce and those who have joined Grant Thornton really stood out from the crowd. They will now develop their skills in a working environment housing some of the most experienced professionals in the industry and with some very exciting clients.” Grant Thornton’s trainee programmes are well known


for being some of the best in the business, with the firm scooping this year’s Graduate Development Award from the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Previous trainees also rated Grant Thornton first place for placements and internships on ratemyplacement.co.uk


Dave Munton, office managing partner, Grant Thornton Birmingham, surrounded by eight of the 11 new graduate trainees, (clockwise from three o'clock), Issy Cook, Ben Hughes, Manvir Dhillon, Amy Smith, Thomas Edwards, Michael Rushe, Dominic Mills, Lejah Benjamin


EMP engineers two contract wins


A Solihull company has won major contracts to run training courses for two key engineering organisations. Enabling Maximum Potential Ltd (EMP), of Stowe House, Knowle, will be running the courses for the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). IMechE is the fastest growing


professional engineering institution in the UK, and EMP will be delivering on its behalf a one day course on electrical engineering, aimed at staff with a non-electrical background. The IET is the professional body


for the engineering and technology community, and has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries. The course being provided for the IET is also one day in duration, and is an introduction to standards, including quality and environmental standards and health and safety. EMP director Martin Luckett said:


“We have now secured contracts to deliver technical training courses for the two largest and most prestigious engineering institutions in the country and this is reflective of the expertise of our delivery team and underpins our credibility.”


Training from Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group


The Chamber has developed a range of training programmes aimed at enhancing the skills of employees and helping them achieve competence in their roles, along with the delivery of key targets and objectives.


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