• Name: Joshua Curtis
  • Job Title: Graduate Trainee
  • Location: London
  • Degree: Accountancy & Finance
  • Areas of Specialism: Audit and Assurance

I applied for a training contract with Lubbock Fine after spending a year in industry after graduating from university.

I was initially attracted to Lubbock Fine because of its size and central London location. The application process was thorough, however I was made to feel relaxed and welcome at each stage and I immediately got a sense of the personal, friendly feel of the firm.

Since joining in September 2013, Lubbock Fine has given me the sort of valuable, hands-on experience that wouldn’t necessarily be provided by larger firms. The diverse client base means that work is always varied – one week you could be working alone on a small media business and the next, a global asset manager as part of a large team.

When I’m not studying for ACA exams, the majority of my time is spent on assurance assignments, however over the course of my training contract I have had the opportunity to experience other areas of the firm such as accounts preparation, outsourcing and tax. This wide-ranging exposure to different functions has helped tremendously in my ACA studies.

If I had to give other graduates advice I’d say choose the place that feels right for you. From my very first day at Lubbock Fine, I knew I had made the right choice to join this firm.

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