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Corporate restructuring graduate programme

Are you an analytical problem-solver who thrives on delivering high quality work? If so, a career in corporate restructuring may well be for you!

Why choose a corporate restructuring graduate programme?

Corporate restructuring offers a fast-paced and varied career. Our team has considerable experience and a reputation for dealing expertly with a wide variety of corporate restructuring issues.

Our approach is to help and advise businesses and their stakeholders through restructuring, working with them to identify and implement appropriate solutions calling on Mercer & Hole’s corporate finance and tax specialists as required.

Take a look here at former partner-turned consultant Chris Laughton’s fantastic achievement of the Sabin Award for his high standard of professional support and expertise in his delivery of restructuring and insolvency services.

Our graduate scheme in corporate restructuring also provides a stable and lucrative career path with fast progression and rewarding work.

We pride ourselves on learning and development for our trainees and have lots of structures in place to support you on your journey with us. These include:

  • Trainee away days
  • A dedicated training manager
  • Buddy and study leave
  • And much more…

Training and development doesn’t stop when you qualify – we are committed to continually developing our staff regardless of whether they’re a trainee or a director using our ‘People Passport’ so you are guaranteed a great investment in your future!

What to expect from a graduate scheme in corporate restructuring?

  • Full sponsorship of the ACCA qualification (equivalent to a Master’s degree)
  • Great social life at the firm with your peers with activities such as inter-office rounders, football, book club and more!
  • Competitive salary with increases every six months until you qualify
  • Career progression where we listen to what you want and how we can support you to achieve it
  • A permanent contract of employment
  • Development opportunities to experience working in different teams
  • Work-life balance with our flexi-time working policy
  • 25 days’ holiday with the opportunity to buy and sell holiday each year
  • Full benefits package including health cash plan, support from a dedicated training manager and more

What will I be doing in the corporate restructuring graduate programme?

Our corporate restructuring graduate scheme is designed to support your learning and development. You will work as part of the corporate restructuring team while studying for the ACCA qualification with the opportunity to take further qualifications after qualifying. The variety of clients we work with provides you with a well-rounded experience, and the structure of our teams allows you the opportunity to gain knowledge from and exposure to senior managers and partners throughout your training and beyond.

Our graduate scheme in corporate restructuring focuses on helping financially distressed businesses, whether this be by winding down a company in a way to generate the best possible return for shareholders or creditors than would have otherwise been possible, or advising directors on how best to avoid having to enter a winding up process altogether.

As a graduate in the corporate restructuring team, you will be involved in a variety of tasks including; assisting in the preparation of insolvency documentation, investigating company accounts to identify and evidence potential legal claims, and conducting financial analysis that is included in advisory reports.

Application process for our corporate restructuring graduate scheme

  • Stage 1: <br />Online application
    Stage 1:
    Online application

  • Stage 2:<br />Telephone interviews
    Stage 2:
    Telephone interviews

  • Stage 3:<br />Online assessments
    Stage 3:
    Online assessments

  • Stage 4:<br />Final interview
    Stage 4:
    Final interview

Stage 1: Online application

Take a look below to find our graduate scheme vacancies in corporate restructuring for London which open from autumn. These roles will start the following year. To apply for our corporate restructuring graduate programme, you will need to submit your CV and answer 3 questions:

1. What excites you about our corporate restructuring graduate scheme? We suggest you do some research around the ACCA qualification, look at current trainee testimonials, research what a career in accountancy might look like, and show awareness of our values and culture in your answers. This will also help you decide if this is the right career path for you.
2. What are your strengths and why? We encourage you to think about the skills needed in an accountancy career and tailor your answers to these. We’re not looking for specific A-level subjects or degrees and we’re keen to hear about your strengths from lots of different backgrounds!
3. Tell us something interesting about you? There’s no right answer here, it’s really just for us to learn about you more as a person!

Stage 2: Telephone interview

If your online application is successful, you’ll be invited to a short telephone interview with a member of the HR team to discuss your motivation and experiences further.

Stage 3: Online assessments

If you are successful at the telephone interview, you will be invited to complete a couple of online assessments. They will involve verbal and numerical tests and you will receive all the instructions via email.

Stage 4: Final interview

If you are successful in the online assessments, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview at the office you applied for with a manager and HR.

We will let you know very soon after the final interview whether you have been successful or not.

We wish you the best of luck!

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