Opportunity for Future Stars at Cowgills
Friday, 21 September 2018
The Cowgills' Future Stars programme has been launched once again at Bolton School. Rob Lord, a partner at Cowgills, and his colleagues Claire O’Gorman, Lisa Kershaw and Old Boy Adam Flynn visited the School to speak to Year 12 about this exciting opportunity.
Local accountancy firm Cowgills offers two Bolton School students in Year 12 the chance to spend time in each of their departments. The placement runs over three to four weeks during school holidays throughout the rest of the year. Tasks might include attending meetings, completing project work and shadowing senior managers, and students can gain experience of audit, tax, business recovery, wealth management, corporate finance and support services such as marketing. Rob explained that the placement can be tailored to suit someone’s interests or potential career plans, or can be general to give an overall insight into the world of business and finance.
Old Boy Adam Flynn also spoke to pupils about his experience as an apprentice at Cowgills during the launch event.
Students hoping to take part in the work placement have only a short window to apply for the scheme. Those shortlisted will also attend an interview, mirroring the real recruitment process. The two successful applicants will be announced as this year’s ‘Future Stars’ in mid-October.
Rob Lord commented, “We launched the Future Stars programme three years ago at Bolton School and have been very grateful for the help and support that we have received from the careers team and teachers. We launched Future Stars in order to provide the successful students with a few weeks work experience across all of our departments. The previous successful students have gained some fantastic exposure, which has allowed them to experience all aspects of our busy and entrepreneurial firm. We look forward to the upcoming interviews and selecting our next Future Stars.”
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