Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has announced the appointment of 288 new trainees bringing its total headcount to over 3,600 people across the UK.
The new intake of graduate and school leaver trainees will be working across 30 of RSM’s UK offices. They will begin their careers within the firm’s tax, audit, corporate finance, risk, restructuring advisory, financial reporting and IT teams.
Fifty of the new recruits are school leavers, many of whom have chosen to join the firm as an alternative to going to university.
After completing an intensive internal training course, the new recruits will commence study towards their professional ACA, AAT, ATT, ICAS, ACCA, CIA or CTA accountancy qualifications.
David Gwilliam, RSM’s chief operating officer, said:
‘I am delighted to welcome so many talented new recruits to RSM this year.'
‘Our future growth ambitions rely on attracting and developing new talent across all areas of our business. That so many people have chosen to begin their careers with us is, I hope, a reflection of the training support and the career opportunities that we can offer as a firm.’
RSM offers trainees a range of career opportunities from technical development and overseas secondments to participation in key corporate and social responsibility activity, including taking on the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award.