01 Dec New trainees join the DH&Co team
Douglas Home & Co are pleased to announce two new recruits to its trainee programme, both will spend time working in various departments over the next year.
Amy Hardie (21) and Ben Scott (18) will spend time in a variety of departments within Douglas Home & Co, developing in areas such as bookkeeping, accountancy and tax returns. Each area promises to offer the pair invaluable experience of the ways of work within the company.
Amy joins having recently graduated with a Business Management degree from Aberdeen University. Studying business meant Amy could develop an understanding of professional services, helping her to choose to go down the accountancy career path.
“I was really excited when I saw that Douglas Home & Co were looking for new trainees as it was close to home,” Amy explains. “The trainee programme offers so many opportunities and areas to gain experience. You get to work in different teams which I think will be good for myself to see how I get on and use the skills I already have, but also to develop new skills and meet lots of people whilst doing so.”
Ben arrived at DH&Co from Hawick High School, during his time at school Ben was able to identify that a career in finance was the route he wanted to take.
Ben commented, “I was set to go to college for two years, but then I saw the advert for the trainee post, and it was exactly what I was looking for in such a reputable company, so I applied straight away.”
Ben believes that the traineeship offers ‘hands on’ experience that is fundamental for a career in accountancy. “The fact you learn on the job and are shown exactly how things are meant to be done was very appealing. For me, it’s a much better way to learn than university or college.”
Managing Director, Darren Thomson, added “We now have a well-established trainee programme and the firm are committed to giving young people the chance to develop and shine. Ben and Amy join a great team at DH&Co who have all gone on to begin specialist training within their chosen department. The new recruits are an exciting addition to the ever-growing team, and we can’t wait to see what they achieve with the firm.”
Amy and Ben admit that beginning a new job during the covid pandemic has been strange, but they are very grateful for the support that the whole DH&Co team has offered to them. Having completed their initial training weeks in the office, both are now looking forward to splitting their time between the office and working from home.