Azets Group has announced the recruitment of an additional 142 graduates and school leavers as part of its national drive to invest in the next generation of young accounting talent across the UK, bringing its total student population to more than 900.
The firm said investing in the next generation of talent is a “key strategy” for the group as it looks to further expand its offering to businesses across the UK.
Azets added the continuation graduate and school leaver national recruitment drive, against the backdrop of the current pandemic and wider economic challenges, is also a “reflection” of “growing demand” for tailored business advice and services, as companies and individuals look to navigate through the “increased levels of uncertainty and change”.
The graduate and school leaver intake will be spread across all of the group’s UK offices, the largest UK network of local accounting and business advisory offices.
David Whitson-Black, group head of Talent Development, said: “Despite the current economic backdrop, we remain committed to investing in people and to developing the talent of the younger generation, who will be the business leaders and advisors of tomorrow.
“Those in their early twenties have been disproportionately hit by the economic impact of the pandemic, so it is extremely pleasing to be able to kickstart the careers of so many young people and offer them a bright and interesting future.”
He added: “Investing in our people and their careers is a key strategy for Azets, benefiting them as well as positioning the company well for the future, as we continue with our ambitious plans to grow the business and deliver a service of outstanding professional quality, that is both personalised and localised.”