Danny McCance 12 Sep 2017 12:26pm

RSM bring in tranche of trainees

The mid-tier firm has added 288 new trainees to its roster, to work across 30 of the firm's UK offices

The new intake will take the total number of employees to over 3,600.

“Our future growth ambitions rely on attracting and developing new talent across all areas of our business,” said David Gwilliam, RSM's chief operating officer.

“That so many people have chosen to begin their careers with us is, I hope, a reflection of the training support and the career opportunities that we can offer as a firm,” he added.

Among the new recruits are 50 school leavers who, alongside the other recruits, will be given the chance to proceed with their professional accountancy qualification after an intensive internal training course.

Yesterday, Big Four firm KPMG announced that it had increased apprenticeship hires by 40% this year, with 181 new apprentices hired.

Last week, mid-tier firm BDO also bolstered its ranks, with 201 new trainees joining the firm to be followed by another 83 in November.

And in August PwC revealed that it had received a record of 49,502 student applications for its 2,285 graduate, apprenticeship, school leaver, paid internship and work placement positions this year.