Top Truro firm welcomes new trainees as recruitment rockets
Monday 26th October, 2020
Top 30 professional services firm, Bishop Fleming have welcomed their next fleet of apprentices to their Truro office, despite unprecedented times.
The firm, which delivers accounting, tax and advisory
services to businesses and individuals has employed a record number of school
leavers and graduates as the firm launches a new apprenticeship programme.
The appointments of
Joe Clough and Isaac Barrow to Bishop Fleming’s Truro office, based in Newham,
was undeterred by the ongoing global pandemic, it comes as an encouraging move, as many other
firms have delayed their training programmes.
Isaac, originally from Truro, joins the firm after completing his
Business and Management Studies degree at the University of Sussex. He will be
working to gain his ACA qualification with the firm.
Isaac said: “Due to the nature of a business management degree,
studying a wide range of modules it quickly became apparent that I preferred
numerically driven subjects. An introduction to accounting module undertook in
my first year of study set my mind on a career in accountancy.
“The job with Bishop Fleming stood out instantly due to the awards
gained for their training scheme. The strong and collective culture of the firm
has smoothed my transition into the work place. I am incredibly excited for the
upcoming winter ahead with Bishop Fleming.
Joe, 21, has joined as an audit assistant, as part of his
training for his ACA qualification, having recently graduated from the
University of Southampton, with a degree in Oceanography.
Joe said: “I realised towards the end of my degree that although I
found it interesting and had a passion it, it didn’t stimulate me and I no
longer wanted to pursue a career in that sector. I had always enjoyed the
mathematical and analytical aspects and had thrived in part-time jobs that were
customer-focused; and where these two qualities met, I found accountancy and
“I was initially nervous about going into an unknown sector, but
there is support and guidance in place so that no matter the background, you
will have the opportunity to succeed.
Both Isaac and Joe are joined by 42 other graduates and
school leavers across the firm, all of which are spread throughout its seven offices,
all of which will work across a variety of sectors including tax, audit,
restructuring and corporate business services. They will receive significant
support as they kickstart their careers.
The investment in trainees supports the firm in their continued
growth. The 2020 intake sees a 29% increase compared to 2019. The firm has
grown overall by 13% in the last three years and has seen continued growth for
the past 10 years.
The firm has adapted to accompany social distancing and
remote working, to ensure the safety of its people and clients. Each trainee
has received a 100-day induction plan, as well as an office buddy to work with
in person, rather than just remotely.
All trainees will pursue qualifications from the Institution
of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The firm has proudly
gained a new status as ‘Partner in Learning’ with the ICAEW.
Alison Oliver, partner at Bishop Fleming, based in Truro
said: “We are delighted that Joe and Isaac have joined us here at our Newham
office, and in particular how the opportunity to build a accounting career is
available with us here in Cornwall.
“Despite the challenges brought this year by the coronavirus
pandemic, I am particularly pleased how as a firm we have recruited a record
breaking number of trainees and continue our expansion not just in Cornwall but
throughout the firm.
“We welcome them all to Bishop Fleming and look forward to
supporting them reach their full potential.”
For more information about Bishop Fleming and the services
it provides visit 01872 275651.