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Amy studied at the University of Lincoln and attained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Accountancy and Finance in July 2017. During her 3 years of studies Amy undertook work experience, both in industry and within the private sector and was immediately drawn to the tax element of her degree.
Amy says “I was put at ease straight away when I came for interview with
John and Julia and I was particularly impressed when they made the time to show me around the workplace environment – even showing me where my desk would be if I was successful. When I got the call offering me the position I knew exactly where I would be sat which was really reassuring on my first day. I have already started my studies towards the Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA) and I am really enjoying taking part in client meetings and hearing how the case law that I learnt at University is put into real-life practice.”
Whilst at Secondary School, Jess always knew she wanted to be an Accountant. Jess opted to complete a 4-year sandwich course which meant that she gained 12 months on-the-job experience into how an accountancy practice works. In July 2017 Jess attained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Lincoln.
On completing her final year, Jess approached more than one firm for a trainee place and when coming for interview at Wright Vigar she was fortunate to have options.
Jess says “It was important for me to choose a firm that prioritised my training and personal development, but I was also really impressed by the Wright Vigar welcome. I was immediately put at ease in my interview and John and Jo explained not only the ‘formal’ qualifications that I would be supported to achieve, but also the mentoring within the working environment that supports the textbook learning. I am enjoying meeting clients and in my free time I have supported some of the regular fundraising activities that Wright Vigar undertake.”
Originally from Epsom in Surrey, Luke moved to study at the University of Lincoln. Having attained a 2:1 in Computer Information Systems in 2016 Luke secured employment within the IT Department at the University and started a 2-year fixed-term contract working on a Student Management project as an Assistant Data Analyst.
Keen to stay in Lincoln and driven by job security and an opportunity to increase his skills within an industry that really interested him, Luke applied and was successfully appointed in a newly commissioned role at Wright Vigar as Technology Consultant.
Luke says “I was immediately struck by the importance placed on cutting edge
technology within Wright Vigar. During interview Simon and John explained the role further and the varied scope of the position, which included the opportunity to work closely with clients to fact find and problem solve including recommending and implementing bespoke hardware and software solutions.”
“Being part of a professional firm like Wright Vigar is great for me as I get to meet some really interesting people, learn more about their business and help and support them with their individually tailored needs – and as a self-confessed technology geek I also have an opportunity to play with some really cool kit.”
“All this without having to leave the vibrant city of Lincoln which I love and now consider to be home.”
Ryan has lived in Lincoln all his life and joined us after graduating at the University of Lincoln where he attained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Accountancy and Finance in July 2016.
Having already set his mind on a career in practice, after graduation Ryan knew he wanted to continue his studies and gain further accountancy qualifications and after a successful interview, Ryan accepted the appointment of Trainee Accountant in our Lincoln office.
Ryan says “Having become aware of Wright Vigar at a previous careers fair at the University, I chatted through my interest in accountancy with Jo and John and they influenced me to apply to Wright Vigar 18 months later. I secured a position with Wright Vigar in the summer of 2016 and commenced studies towards the Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA) at Kaplan in Nottingham whilst gaining on the job experience back in the office.”
John Richmond, HR Manager at Wright Vigar said “All of our trainees were great additions for us; their can-do attitude and eagerness to learn has allowed them to progress rapidly, opening up many opportunities to work on a variety of disciplines and gain invaluable experience.”
“As Lincoln continues to flourish as a popular destination to live, work and visit, competition is always quite fierce for graduates to secure a premium position. If you aspire to work for an organisation that has continued learning and professional and personal development at the very core of their culture, see overleaf for our recruitment process – it’s never too early to define your career path.”
If you would like to register your interest in Wright Vigar’s trainee scheme, please email your CV and covering letter telling us why you wish to work in practice and for Wright Vigar to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “WV-TRA”
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