Accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson, which has offices in Canterbury and Maidstone, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best places to work for people leaving school or college.
In a nationwide survey conducted by AllAboutSchoolLeavers, which helps school leavers understand their career options and find a job, MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a top 10 employer in accountancy, and ranks 32 across all businesses, up from 61 in the 2016 survey.
The rankings are based on direct feedback from trainees working at the firm. MHA MacIntyre Hudson has this year recruited 29 apprentices across its 15 UK offices. The firm has a long track record in employing school leavers, and some of its former trainees are now partners.
Rakesh Shaunak, Group and Southern Region Chairman at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, said:
“The success in the AllAboutSchoolLeavers survey reflects our commitment to providing young people with the opportunity to establish a career in accountancy, and to grow their responsibilities early on.
“The fact that the result is based on feedback from our trainees makes the recognition all the more meaningful. At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, we’re focused on helping our staff and clients achieve their goals. The key to this is making sure our team is motivated and that their successes are rewarded.
“There’s often a misconception that the same opportunities available to graduates aren’t available to school leavers. This is definitely not the case in accountancy and we work closely with schools local to our offices to deliver this message. The interest in our trainee scheme has been very strong and we continue to increase our intake each year.”