With the current economic uncertainty surrounding the business world, many companies are revisiting their cost bases with particular attention focusing on assessing future property needs and understanding how recent developments will impact on employment and recruitment levels going forward.
Hawsons Chartered Accountants’ commitment to the recruitment of new trainees, graduates and/or school leavers, is very much part of a successful ongoing strategy and one in which the firm will continue to invest in the future. Most undertake ACA or AAT training, with those who are minded to do so, going on to train in particular specialisms. The partners are proud of the fact that from the current headcount in Hawsons’ Northampton office, two thirds of the team have either gone through or are currently going through professional training with the firm.
The four Corporate Services Managers in the office; Will Amos, James Robinson, Emily Ball and Rhiannon Mistry, all trained with Hawsons. The firm offers training plans to meet individual requirements. As an example, Gareth Davies joined Hawsons in 2012 straight from school, commencing his AAT training. Once complete, Gareth took up an ACA training contract with the firm and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2019. Gareth then moved into the specialist tax team where again continued training and development is vital in order to stay on top of ever-changing legislation.
This month, the firm welcomes two new trainees, Polly Clark and Amparo Carrion, who have both started three-year chartered accountancy training contracts. David Owens, local training partner said: “The contracts we offer allow young people to join a working environment with on-the-job training, which I believe is the most effective way of learning. Gaining experience whilst absorbing the work allows the new starters to progress confidently with support from colleagues in the office.
“I am confident that our trainees will grow and develop in their work with Hawsons with swift progression. By investing our time and using our experience as chartered accountants to teach young people and help them learn and grow, not only do we support the firm’s commitment to training but we also enhance the trainees’ career opportunities.” With more remote working due to current restrictions, the firm is ensuring that there is continued regular engagement with colleagues to ensure that the quality of training is maintained.
New trainee, Polly Clark said, “I completed some work experience with Hawsons in the summer of 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed it. This helped me to decide to pursue a career in the profession and take up a training contract with the firm. I started my training in September and over the past few weeks I have settled in the office.” Amparo Carrion added: “I have only been with Hawsons for just over a month and have been made to feel at ease, comfortable and I am pleased with how far I have come in such little time.”
Hawsons invest a great deal in recruitment and training which gives the best opportunity to carve out career paths in many different specialist areas. Hawsons Chartered Accountants are a multi service firm with three offices and over 100 employees. For further information contact Hawsons on 01604 645600 or visit www.hawsons.co.uk