Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

Sixth Formers Become Cowgill Holloway's 'Future Stars'

Last year, Cowgill Holloway, a Bolton based accountants and business advisors, launched their ‘Future Stars’ programme. This placement opportunity gives two Bolton School Year 12 pupils a preview into the world of business and finance through a series of week-long placements.

Luke Cavanaugh and Priya Guhathakurta were this year’s successful candidates. They visited Cowgill Holloway to firstly get a feel for the business, and on a second trip for an interview.

In total, they will spend four weeks working at the firm, spread across the school year, joining staff to experience a range of the firm’s departments, including audit, tax, business recovery, wealth management and corporate finance.

Speaking on the ‘Future Stars’ programme, Luke said: “I’m delighted to have passed the interview stage and have the chance to join Cowgill Holloway for the placement. It’s something I was very keen to do to ensure I had relevant work experience on my CV.”

Rob Lord, Partner at Cowgill Holloway said, “Our ‘Future Stars’ programme provides students with the chance to both observe and work on real projects within all departments across the firm – to give them a more rounded work experience. Because of this rounded opportunity, it’s perfect for those considering a career in accountancy and finance.

“We were very impressed with the work from both students from last years’ programme, Mehranguiz and Nat, they set the bar high for Luke and Priya this year.”

Luke has already completed the first week of his placement during the October half term, while Priya will join Cowgill Holloway staff for her first week’s placement over the Christmas holidays.

Successful 'Future Stars' applicants Luke and Priya with Cowgill Holloway's Rob Lord

Successful 'Future Stars' applicants Luke and Priya with Cowgill Holloway's Rob Lord