A survey of more than 240,000 business and engineering students from 12 of the world’s largest economies named Grant Thornton one of the 50 'World’s most attractive global employers'. The survey was conducted as part of the Universum Annual Student Survey.

Greg Keith, CEO of Grant Thornton Australia said, “These results recognise that students are now choosing firms aligned to their own career aspirations and values.

Mr Keith said, "We look for a diverse group of students who relate to our culture and seek us out because they are inspired by what we stand for. We’re thrilled that the students recognise how we differentiate ourselves and choose to be with us because they want to assist in the growth of our clients in the mid-size business sector.”

There is a strong culture within Grant Thornton to build and invest in our leaders of the future.

“From the moment our graduates join us, they’re equipped with the training and skills needed to develop client centric behaviour. Encouraging the skills that lead to a better client experience, not only aid the growth of our clients, but also our people and their ability to hold deep conversations around business growth and achieve results,” said Mr Keith.

This is fantastic recognition and is testament to all of our people around the world. Grant Thornton member firms are based in 130 countries with more than 40,000 people who make up the Grant Thornton global organisation.

“Grant Thornton's increased focus on not only growing our people and clients but also our community will see our entire Partner group in the Australian firm building 10 houses for those less fortunate in Cambodia later this month. We received overwhelming feedback from campus at our willingness to action our beliefs and live up to the values we stand for,” said Mr Keith. 

The rankings are based on the opinions of business and engineering students from top universities in the world’s 12 largest economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and US. The research was conducted by Universum, a leading global research and employer branding consultancy. To be considered in the World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking, an employer must be in the top 90% of the Universum Ideal Employer ranking in at least six of the twelve largest economies. The results are then weighted based on the gross domestic product of each market.

Helina Lilley, National Public Relations Manager, T  +61 2 8297 2421, M  0437 725 520, E helina.lilley@au.gt.com