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AAB welcomes over 30 trainees amid significant expansion

The AAB Group also recently announced its merger with Glasgow-based Hardie Caldwell and acquisition of Edinburgh-based Purpose HR

Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB) has announced 30 new trainees have joined the business, following a period of “significant growth”.

AAB said it has consistently recruited more than 20 trainees each year, but this is the second consecutive year that AAB has recruited more than 30 trainees.

From this year’s cohort, trainees will be based at the Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow AAB offices.

AAB said its investment in grassroots and “growing their own” talent has always been a core element of AAB’s recruitment strategy, and that “this has not wavered despite the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The firm also recently announced its merger with Glasgow-based Hardie Caldwell and acquisition of Edinburgh-based Purpose HR.

Karen Stewart, chief human resources officer at AAB, said: “It is vital to the recovery of the economy that businesses continue with their grassroots programmes despite the pandemic, to ensure that people have a route into their chosen professional career paths.

“We are delighted to welcome so many talented individuals to AAB to begin their careers with us, and it is great that we’re continuing to increase our trainee recruitment year on year.”

She added: “This year is a particularly significant year with the trainees joining AAB in what continues to be an exciting year of growth, change and opportunity.

“With a fully hybrid approach to working adopted, our trainees are going to have such a varied experience, full of opportunities that will be hugely beneficial to their development both now and in the future. As a firm we recognise the value that young people bring to our business and know it is essential to continue to attract and develop bright minds to our profession.”

Catrina Simmers, Employment Taxes trainee at AAB, said: “Since joining AAB earlier this year everyone has been so welcoming, supportive and on-hand to offer advice to help us all settle into working life, introduce us to all areas of the business, prepare us for the day job, our studies and help us get to know the team in a more relaxed and informal way too.

“Despite beginning my career from home, the team at AAB have made it as ‘normal’ as possible.”

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