If you would like to join Grant Thornton, you may have a few questions about our organisation, how we do business, our culture and our global opportunities. Here, we answer some of the most common questions.

What markets does Grant Thornton operate in?

We provide assurance, tax and specialist business advice to dynamic organisations – listed companies, large privately held businesses and private equity backed organisations. We also have specialist teams that service the public sector at all levels.

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Where does Grant Thornton have offices?

Globally, Grant Thornton has almost 700 offices in over 130 countries. In South Africa there are ten offices.

What services does Grant Thornton offer?

Our wide ranging services include Audit, Accounting, Business Risk Services, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning, Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting, Compliance and Estates, Employee Benefits, Forensics, Sustainability and more.

What international opportunities does Grant Thornton offer me?

We have an active secondment programme – and with a global network of approximately 500 offices located in over 130 countries – the possibilities are endless.

Does Grant Thornton believe in work-life balance?

Absolutely, we believe that maintaining work-life balance is the key to success. Besides work, we all have other commitments and interests. There will of course be times, like financial year-ends, when we need to put in extra time.

What’s the social life like at Grant Thornton?

We’re big on social events. Not just when we have news to celebrate or because these events are fun. For us, social events are a forum for building relationships with our team, current and prospective clients, alumni and the media.

Why choose Grant Thornton for my traineeship?

At Grant Thornton, you’re not just a trainee. You’re an individual in whom we invest our energy and time – giving you exposure to a diverse range of clients as well as our business advisory services.

Can I choose to do my traineeship at any of Grant Thornton’s South African offices?

Traineeship is available at our offices in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

When can I apply for my traineeship with Grant Thornton?

You can apply for a training contract at any point while studying within the CA stream. However, you can only start working with us once you have obtained your CTA qualification.

As a trainee will I only be exposed to audit work?

At Grant Thornton our trainees are not just audit trainees. There are opportunities to work in our advisory teams, whether it is corporate finance, tax or IT advisory, there is scope beyond traditional audit.

Does Grant Thornton pay for my board exams?

We pay for your first attempt at the exams and the fees involved in the preparation courses (Board Course / APT). We also give you study leave so that you have adequate time to prepare.