Truro welcomes trio of new trainees

20th August 2019

The Truro office of Top 30 accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming, continues to expand with the recent recruitment of three new trainees, helping to continue growth within Cornwall’s economy.

The appointments of Alice Harry, Jacob Fletcher and Callum Palmer come as the firm which delivers accounting, tax and advisory services celebrates its centenary year.

Alice, 23 is a graduate trainee from the University of West of England who has just completed her degree in Accounting and Finance. Working towards her ACA qualification, Alice will embark on a 36-month training program with the firm, starting in January.

Alice said: “Since college, I knew that accountancy and the finance was the industry where I wanted to develop my career path. I’m really looking forward to starting my professional studies in January and going out on my first audit. Everyone at Bishop Fleming is so supportive and so invested in your personal development.”

Jacob, 21 has joined the Truro office from the firms Bristol office, working as an Audit and Assurance Assistant. Inspired by his Grandpa, Jacob joined Bishop Fleming after completing his A-levels at Truro College two years ago and is currently working with the firms support towards gaining his AAT qualification.

Jacob said: “My Grandpa has played a big role in my motivation to become an accountant, he has always told me how much he enjoyed his career as one. Bishop Fleming employ some of the best, most genuine people. I am looking forward to seeing how my work/life balance plays out in Cornwall.”

Callum, 24, has joined the firm as an Audit Assistant and has just started working towards his ACA qualification, supported by the firm. Graduating with a degree in Engineering from Newcastle University, Callum decided to build a career in accountancy after having a taste for finance in his previous role in an investment advisory team.

Callum said: “I’ve always enjoyed the numerical/business-based subjects, but it was only in my first job that I was given a taste of accounting and finance, and after a bit more research realized it would be suited to me. I don’t think people should be put off based on your background, everyone at Bishop Fleming starts training from different levels, subjects and age. Bishop Fleming have the support in place to get everyone to where they want to be.”

All three have joined the ever-growing firm, which now has 350 staff spread over seven different offices in the South West and Midlands. The trio will have the opportunity to provide accounting and assurance services to a diverse range of clients within Cornwall and Devon. They will also receive a substantial programme of technical and personal development training along the way.

Bishop Fleming, Truro Partner, Allison Beer, said: “We are so pleased to have all three new starters joining us.  Alice and Jake are both great examples of how you can return to your home county and find great work here in Cornwall and we are really delighted to be attracting trainees like Callum to Cornwall at such an exciting time for the firm. 

“Jake’s move from our Bristol office is an example of how we will always try to find a way to retain good people if they want to relocate across the region we cover.  We are confident we can offer all three a great career here and look forward to seeing their progress”

The firm is ranked as a Sunday Times ‘Top 100 places to work’ employer and is also ranked in the Top 30 league table of accountancy firms in the country. This year as the firm celebrates 100-years in business, employees have so far raised a staggering £100,000 in just six months. The funds raised will be split across 60 different UK charities at the end of the year.


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