BHP investing in ‘partners of the future’ with 34 new trainees

5th November 2021

Yorkshire and North Derbyshire’s leading accountancy firm, BHP, has welcomed 34 new starters this month.

A total of 20 graduates, 11 trainees and three placements have been appointed across offices in Sheffield, Leeds, York, Cleckheaton and Chesterfield.

This is the third year in a row where BHP has welcomed more than 30 grassroots trainees and the new starters will be joining all departments of the business including Tax, Corporate Finance, Audit and Financial Planning.

Lisa Leighton, Joint Managing Partner at BHP, said: “At BHP we have a real focus on training, mentoring, qualifications and career progression.

“The last 18 months have been challenging for young people in a number of ways, and we want to offer stand-out career opportunities in a happy, inspiring workplace.

“We’re very proud of our yearly intake of new starters – it’s an opportunity for us to support young people and our local economy but also inject fresh enthusiasm and ideas into our business.

“This signifies our long-term commitment to bringing through our own partners of the future and it is one of the most exciting parts of the year, we can’t wait to get to know everyone.”

The intake this year sees two graduates join BHP’s tax team. This follows the recent appointment of Carla Horsfall as a Director in the team.

Zoe Roberts, Tax Partner at BHP, said: “This year has been really busy for the tax team and we’re projecting more growth over the coming months. We’re very proud of the level of specialist expertise and depth of knowledge in the team, and we’re so excited to welcome two bright, enthusiastic new graduates who will be able to learn quickly and progress.”

Tax Trainee Rebecca Nundy added: “Joining BHP represents a completely new challenge for me in my career.  Since joining a few weeks ago, everyone has been so welcoming, and I am excited for the new journey ahead. I believe BHP will be a great environment for my personal and professional development, allowing me to build on the accounting knowledge I have gained to date and also providing many new opportunities along the way.”

BHP has been ranked the second-best accountancy firm to work for in the UK, and the 35th best company to work for across Yorkshire and the Humber in the Best Companies survey 2021.

The independent accountancy firm is made up of over 400 professionals working across a wide range of specialities including audit and assurance, consulting, corporate finance and taxation.

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