Leading accountancy firm adds trainees by the dozen!

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 31 Oct 2017

TWELVE students have swelled the training ranks at Forrester Boyd as the latest cohort has been taken on. It is a continuation of the chartered accountancy practice’s proud commitment to help people develop their careers without having to leave the region.

The latest recruits will be split across four offices, with Laura Andrisova, Lauren Parrott, Betsy Wood and Sophie Pattison in Grimsby; Ben Godbold, Charlotte Waiton, Abigail Dunning, Ellie Ramsay and Carlissa Daniels in Louth; Caprice Lamberti and Ruth Bollington in Scunthorpe and Harry Shepherd in Beverley.

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Welcoming the new trainees to the firm, Kevin Hopper, the partner responsible for training, said: “High calibre employees are the key to this firm’s continued success. We are creating a long-term benefit for our business as well as our clients by investing in the training and development of new members to our team.

“It is also pleasing to recruit from local schools and colleges so that we can continue our ethos of training people from our home region who are setting out on their career to earn worldwide recognised qualifications and also remain closely involved in their community and its economy.”

It comes as Forrester Boyd,  an employer of 250, progressed two places to 41st in a list of the largest independent practices in the UK.

HR co-ordinator Chantelle Ellis said: “We had a large number of strong candidates apply for our trainee positions this year which is great. We are pleased to welcome what we believe to be a strong team of trainee accountants to the business.

“The students will study for professional accounting qualifications over a number of years which with hard work and determination will see them reach chartered status. Our trainees will spend time studying in a classroom based environment with our trusted training provider Kaplan Financial. Forrester Boyd will fully fund it while providing essential on the job training.”

Chantelle herself has also had good reason to celebrate, having received an MSc with merit in Human Resource Management, (pictured left).  

Grimsby-born, she joined the firm in 2013 as a trainee HR professional, after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 degree in English Language and Literature before studying HR Management at the University of Hull. 

Mr Hopper added: “Chantelle is a testament to our ethos of training local people and I am very pleased that she has achieved formal recognition of her ability and skills. Chantelle will now look at developing her wider commercial knowledge, working within the Forrester Boyd Group and with our clients. The wide skills that we hold across our traditional accountancy base continues to expand across other professional areas, which is essential to the range and quality of services we provide to our clients. We feel Chantelle’s qualification improves this further.”

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