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.