Recently, Aston Shaw opened its doors to Isaac, providing him with an insight into what it’s like to work at a modern accountancy firm and giving him the chance to experience life in a busy office environment.
Aston Shaw has long been a supporter of work experience, we believe it’s a great way for young people to gain the experience that they need to make informed decisions about their future. Every person who begins work experience with us will have the chance to try their hand at a variety of different jobs. For young people to get a real taste of the work place, we firmly believe that they need to be given meaningful tasks. As a result of this belief, Isaac has had the opportunity to experience a day in the life in a variety of different departments within the firm.
Isaac had this to say about his work placement at Aston Shaw “When I first received news that I had secured this placement, I was excited, but I was also anxious about what the following two weeks would hold. However, I was pleasantly surprised – my experience was the exact opposite of everything I feared it would be. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my new colleagues and was interested to see just how many different areas there were to work in at the firm.
“I enjoyed learning about what it’s like to work in the world of accountancy, but I also enjoyed the odd jobs such as sorting post, scanning, arranging files, and even setting up a flat pack easel! I have done all these things over the past two weeks in a company full of kind, helpful, funny and wonderful people. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity I was given, and I can honestly say that I’ve had a fantastic time here at Aston Shaw. They say that you rarely succeed at what you’re doing unless you’re having fun while doing it, and I believe I succeeded for exactly that reason.”
Aston Shaw’s Relationship Manager, Glenn Savill had this to say about Isaac’s time with the firm: “I was extremely impressed with the enthusiasm and willingness to learn displayed by Isaac during his time here, it’s refreshing to see someone so driven. I hope that Issac found his time at Aston Shaw productive and that he enjoyed his experience as much as we enjoyed having him.”
We wish Isaac every success in the future and we look forward to welcoming next year’s work placement.