Future looks bright for Sussex ‘Platinum’ trainees

Some of the new Carpenter Box trainees, part of the firm's largest intake of recruits SUS-150818-103506001
Some of the new Carpenter Box trainees, part of the firm's largest intake of recruits SUS-150818-103506001

Worthing and Gatwick-based chartered accountants, Carpenter Box, is supporting its largest ever intake of trainees, with eight young people joining the firm’s Platinum Accredited programme on the road to qualification.

Alex Robinson joined following graduation from the University of Bath. Daniel Purkis from the University of Sussex and Mark Hancock from the University of the West of England in Bristol. Katie Bauermeister joined from BHASVIC in Brighton and Jasmine Jasper, Chloe Day, Alannah Morley and Steven Martin have all joined from Worthing College.

Carpenter Box Partner, Chris Coopey, welcomed the trainees on board, commenting: “We have always invested heavily in emerging talent and our latest intake need look no further than our current Managing Partner for inspiration – Alan Edwards joined the firm as a trainee 22 years ago.

“We have always aimed to give our students the best possible start to their careers which has been underlined by our recent re-accreditation as a Platinum trainee development employer, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ (ACCA) highest global standard of excellence.”

With a comprehensive training programme overseen by HR Manager Susan Perrin and Assurance & Advisory Group Associate James Gawman, the trainees will work in the Tax Services, Business Services and Audit & Advisory Groups at Carpenter Box as part of their training programme, which will also involve them sitting up to 14 exams, depending on relevant exemptions (such as an accountancy degree), over the next three to four years.

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