Azets has said it aims to fill at least 10% its job vacancies with retirees and career breakers this year, as part of a new recruitment initiative.
The top 10 accountancy firm, which this year has also hired 200 graduates, said it believes that this population can boost its “ambitious growth” plans by adding a “wealth of experience and leadership qualities”.
The national recruitment drive is supported by a “multimillion-pound” investment in a fully digitised, mobile-enabled hybrid working environment.
Azets said this enables staff more “choice” and the flexibility and encouragement to ‘work from anywhere’ (WFA) as they are provided with the infrastructure and systems to support the workplace transformation.
The firm is hiring at all levels and across service lines including audit, tax and business advisory, with plans to increase revenue by 50% within the next five years.
Anna Murphy, head of group resourcing with Azets, said: “Azets proactively targeting retirees and career breakers is testament to our commitment to developing people in all age groups in any life circumstances, right across the business.
“This is further demonstrated by our aim to fill at least 10% of our new vacancies with people looking to come back into the profession either after retirement or a career break.”
She added: “With our continued investment in graduates and school leavers, there is also an opportunity for reverse mentoring, enabling the exchange of skills, knowledge and understanding between our youngest and most senior advisors.”