Audit wins lead Wbg to boost this year’s annual graduate intake

A series of recent tender wins by its external and internal audit teams has prompted accountants Wbg to boost this year’s annual graduate intake.

While the firm took on three graduates last year, this summer will see another eight – five who will follow the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) training route and three who will follow the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) – join the expanding practice.

Helen Moreland, human resources director at Wbg, said:

“Every firm has faced challenges as a consequence of Covid-19 and I am really proud of what we, as a firm, have achieved in terms of supporting young people into the profession.

“Not only did we honour our offers to the three graduates who joined us last summer, but this year we are boosting our annual graduate intake to eight.

“Both our external and internal audit departments have done fabulously well in terms of winning new work over the course of the last year and identified a requirement to increase our annual graduate intake significantly.”

The eight graduates have been offered three-year fixed term contracts with Wbg footing the bill for their training while supporting them through its inhouse mentoring programme.

“Our audit teams are very empathetic and supportive and fully understand what it is like to be a new graduate and, as a firm, we work hard at engaging regularly with our graduates – even throughout the lockdown process via monthly online catchups and zoom ‘meet and greet’ meetings,” said Ms Moreland.

“We look forward to watching our graduates move through the first-class training and support we provide to become talented auditors of the future, wherever their career takes them.”

The latest graduate recruitment round will mean that Wbg has recruited circa 30 new staff since January 2020.

For further information please contact Catherine Livingstone on 0141 566 7000