Posts tagged: "Social life"
Posted on November 11, 2016 by Mikey Brooks
My first year is over as a trainee and my transition from an AA1 to AA2 complete. I managed to fit quite a lot into a single 12 month period; 6 exams, interim and final audit, one Christmas party, 2 office quizzes, 2 cluster lunches, numerous socials, 9 weeks away from home and a year older. As I write this I have just passed my next 3 exams and have a month to go until my final 3 of this year. The pace hasn’t let up since I arrived but it certainly hasn’t been boring. more… One night on Audit… Followed by another 364.
Posted on September 1, 2016 by Guest blogger
A very warm welcome to our new trainees who join us today! To help you get off to a good start, we’ve dug out a blog post from our previous trainee Robert on what to expect and how to make the most of your time at the NAO. Good luck – we are glad to have you on board.
Having recently qualified and gaining promotion, I am no longer a graduate trainee and thus my time on the blog must come to an end (don’t worry, others will replace me). Before I head off, it was suggested that I note down a few thoughts on how to make life as a trainee a bit better. more… Top tips… for someone starting the programme (part 1)
Posted on April 15, 2016 by Louise McLeod
When applying for the graduate scheme, you may notice there’s a choice of either the London or Newcastle office. As the only graduate blogger from the Newcastle office, I thought I’d tell you a little about what it’s like working in the smaller of the two offices. more… View from the North: The NAO’s Newcastle office
Posted on February 5, 2016 by Guest blogger
Applications for the NAO summer internships are now open! But what can you expect from your eight weeks with us? Find out from Henry Firmin who joined us as an intern back in 2014 (and has since returned as a trainee).
Initially I wanted to be an intern to gain experience (on paper) with a firm in the accounting or finance industry. I had assumed, based on word of mouth, I would be given monotonous tasks and undemanding work that others did not want to carry out. The NAO internship didn’t quite match this rumour. more… Summer internships at the NAO: what you can expect
Posted on September 25, 2015 by Noah Herr
It’s hard to believe that only a year has passed since I turned up to the office for my first day at the NAO. I’ve really enjoyed it so far and have learned a lot. In fact, here are some of the highlights of the lessons I have learned during my time as a first-year trainee. more… 10 lessons I’ve learned from my first year at the NAO