42 new recruits successfully complete Grant Thornton’s onboarding programme
A group of over 40 new recruits have just completed an intensive onboarding programme organized by Grant Thornton, with the aim of facilitating their integration within the organization.
Carried out over three days, the programme provided an overview of the various service lines and industries that Grant Thornton operates in both locally and internationally. More importantly the new team members could experience first-hand the vibrant working culture that Grant Thornton is synonymous with.
‘We understand that joining a new company can be a daunting challenge for newcomers, particularly for those who are still starting out on in their career. When joining a new workplace, it can take months to begin to see the return on your career decision and the adjustment is not always easy,” commented Stefano Mallia, People and Culture Partner at Grant Thornton. ‘Through this programme, we try to help our new team members by providing them with an intensive first-hand experience of what life at Grant Thornton is all about, the opportunities presented to them, and more importantly what Grant Thornton’s vision is all about.’
In addition to several seasoned and junior members who have recently joined Grant Thornton, the team of recruits attending the onboarding programme also included a sizable number of interns, with whom the organisation has entered into a long term study and training commitment. ‘Starting a new career is an amazing period in your life’, stated Michael Mifsud, People and Culture Senior Manager, at the start of the induction programme. ‘Getting the right internship is the first step in building a successful and rewarding career and Grant Thornton has the necessary tools and culture to help you do so’. The organisation not only offers one of the most attractive packages for student interns, but it also actively invests in training whilst creating the right scenario and guidance to empower its work force for them to unleash their potential for growth.
The onboarding programme saw active participation by all the company partners and senior management, which also reflects the pro-active attitude and direct involvement of the company partners in all the organisation’s operations.
In the final address to those present, Managing Partner Mark Bugeja highlighted that a career with Grant Thornton is one based on growth. ‘We promise that you will closely interact with colleagues and partners who will provide the necessary coaching whilst working on a variety of projects where you will put in to practice what you’ve learnt. At Grant Thornton you will work on challenging assignments and help solving real client issues within teams of highly skilled professionals. The Grant Thornton philosophy promotes self-growth, and offers the right working environment for enthusiastic and ambitious minds who want to make a career for themselves while contributing to the growth of their clients and the community at large.