A leading East Anglian firm of chartered accountants, business advisers and financial planners has been named as one of the top 100 UK employers for School and College Leavers – the only Norfolk-based company to be included on the prestigious national list.
Lovewell Blake, which has built an industry-leading reputation for its apprenticeship and graduate schemes, was also shortlisted for the ‘Top Employer – Accounting and Professional Services’ Award, in a list which was dominated by big national firms. The firm was ranked 44th in the UK.
The Top 100 list was compiled by leading school leaver career website AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk
entirely from opinions provided by apprentices and school leaver trainees working in thousands of organisations across the country. The research analysed a wide range of factors, including skills development, career progression, training and company culture.“We are delighted that our commitment to developing the next generation of young professionals, and the work that we do with schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to support students making the transition from education to the workplace, has been recognised in this way,”
said Lovewell Blake HR adviser Vicky Webber.“It is particularly pleasing given that the vast majority of those recognised are very big national employers – it goes to show that with the right level of commitment, local and regional employers can compete with the very best in the UK.”
Lovewell Blake recruits up to 20 school leavers, college leavers and graduates on an annual basis, with all embarking on professional qualifications or apprenticeships from day one.
Those joining from school and college on apprenticeships start the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or Business Administration qualifications, whilst graduate trainees study for either the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications – onto which accountancy apprentices also progress once they have achieved the AAT qualification.
For more information about a career at Lovewell Blake visit the careers section of our website