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BHP’s Graduate and Trainee scheme adds up to 23 new starters

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BHP-GRAD-15-001BHP, Yorkshire’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants, has recruited 23 graduates, trainees and school leavers who will now train across five of the firm’s offices in Sheffield, Leeds, Cleckheaton, Chesterfield and York. This new intake of staff now makes BHP over 300 people strong.

The company’s audit and accounts teams have appointed nine graduates including four who return to BHP after completing successful placement years within the firm.  The teams have also recruited an Association of Accounting Technician Level Two apprentice, and two placement students.  In addition, four part-qualified starters have been appointed to work across BHP’s audit, accounts and VAT departments.

The company’s specialist Healthcare Team, which provides accountancy services to medical practices, dental surgeries and locum GPs, is also expanding with the appointment of four Association of Accounting Technician Level Three apprentices.

This year BHP has also launched a Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business Higher Apprenticeship scheme which gives school leavers who have completed A-levels the opportunity to complete a Chartered Accountant qualification and degree, whilst working at the firm as an alternative to university.  Three school leavers have been appointed initially to complete the course.

John Warner, Managing Partner at BHP, says: “As one of Yorkshire’s leading accountancy practices, training the future talent of the industry is something we always take very seriously and invest heavily in.  We’re delighted to welcome all these new starters into our teams and with our guidance and first rate training, they are sure to have successful careers ahead of them.

“We are also very excited to be launching our new Higher Apprenticeship scheme, which offers school leavers the opportunity to gain a degree without going to university.  This type of training has the potential to be very successful and we could look to significantly expand the programme next year.”

The new appointments consist of Anna Beckett, Matt Haw, Ben Rapinet, James Dunn, Aaron Kilby, Lauren Fleet, Adam Moss, Tom Pierre, Ella Johnson, Matt Blakemore, Jordan Battersby and Stephen Bruce who all join BHP’s Sheffield office.  Billy Benton, Hamza Shabir and Javeria Surfraz join BHP’s Leeds office.  Mark Crisp, Nazia Siddique and Adam Davies join Cleckheaton, Debbie Treece has started in York and Georgia Ball, Joe Raynes, Lauren Blackburn-Fern and Olivia Bramhall all join the Chesterfield team.